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Re: Dutch perception of Admiral Helfrich

May 31 2010 at 7:42 AM
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Jim Broshot  (Login JimBroshot)

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"MacArthur's generalship was held in esteem."

Not necessarily by everybody. There's questions about his conduct of the defense of the Philippines in 1941 - 1942 as described in William Bartsch's "December 8, 1941: MacArthur's Pearl Harbor" and in Ronald Spector's "Eagle Against the Sun (The American War with Japan)" and elsewhere.

And there's the ditty my father taught me,

"They sent for the Army to come to Tulagi
"But Douglas MacArthur said no
"He said there's a reason
"It isn't the season
"And besides there is no USO"

Jim Broshot

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  • Re: Dutch perception of Admiral Helfrich - Nelson on May 31, 2010, 3:42 PM
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