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02 Sep 2020

V-75, VJ Day

Coins-United States | coinfodder

Hello Folks. And as you may know, today (September 2nd) is VJ Day. Japan, after the atom bomb fell, surrendered to the allied powers, led by the one and only Douglas MacArthur. Today, we will honor the five men who achieved the rank of 5-star general, and those men on coins.Arnold. Bradley. Marshal. Eisenhower. MacArthur. These men were the only five men to receive the rank of five-star general, outranked by only John J. Pershing and George Washington at six-star. These men led America to victory in WW2, the deadliest conflict in human history. Over 85 million people perished during the Sino-Japanese war and WW2. We saw the worst in men, but we also saw the best in humanity. We saw empires collapse. New superpowers in the U.S.S.R and the United States. Great Britain would be wrecked from the war and would decline as a world superpower. Japan, on the other hand, was rebuilt from the ground up. These men bravely led the men of the "Greatest Generation."Let us begin.

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12 Aug 2020

War is Over... Commemorating the End of WWII

Coins-United States | coinfodder

Hello Folks. On August 14th, 1945, the Japanese accepted the terms of the Potsdam Declaration and surrendered every force in the Pacific. After 6+ years of bloody fighting, from the streets of Stalingrad, to Henderson Field on Guadalcanal,to the sands of El Alamein, to the beaches of Normandy, to the fields of Flanders (Market Garden), and to the rocks of Iwo Jima and Okinawa, the war had finally stopped in the hands of the atom bomb, ending a meat grinder that ended over 85 million lives.

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