Trigger warning:

This site may, in fact always will contain images and information likely to cause consternation, conniptions, distress, along with moderate to severe bedwetting among statists, wimps, wusses, politicians, lefties, green fascists, and creatures of the state who can't bear the thought of anything that disagrees with their jaded view of the world.

Dec 7, 2007

Pearl Harbour

Photo, The Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor. Over 1000 men are entombed in the hull. 

"They shall not grow old, as we who are left grow old, 
Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn,
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning,
We shall remember them.  (For the Fallen, Laurence Binyon.)

After this war the Japanese language will only be spoken in hell. Fleet Admiral William F. Halsey, Jr. 

I have heard of this statement in the past, however it probably doesn't pass the tests of the PC people, and was very hard to find. Probably with the new era of peace with the Japanese, it is not a bad thing to have it slip away into the mists of time. At the time of saying (7th Dec 1941) it was the right thing at the right time.

This post is for my American mates, (You outnumber my Australian visitors 46% to 42%). I guess you can say this stuff better than I can, so I'll just let you know that my thoughts are with you today.


  1. Thanks, Jim. A very nice post.

    PC be damned!

  2. I'd never heard that saying before. As you say, it's just as well it's forgotten because the Japs are good allies now.

  3. Benning; Thank you but I very much admire yours on this subject.

    Patrick; It is apparently something that somebody heard him say. There appear to be two stories, one that he said it when he heard the news, the other that he said it as he sailed back into Pearl Harbor and saw the damage.

    At that time it would have been a great morale booster for servicemen shocked at the blow they had received.