Saturday, January 27, 2007

Midway (movie)

Title: Midway

Directed by: Jack Smight

Year, production: 1976, USA

Cast: Henry Fonda, Robert Mitchum, Charlton Heston, Glenn Ford, Toshiro Mifune, ...

Runtime: 132 min.

First big victory of US army over Japan in July 1942 after Pearl Harbor in World War II. The battle took place over the atoll Midway in the Pacific Ocean. Before that US bombed Tokyo and Japanese wanted to fight back. Japan wanted to destroy completely US fleet during that battle. They tired to mislead US by attack on Aleut but USA had radars and knew how Japanese move their forces. USA also broke their code so were able to listen to their commands. US attacked them first and sunk them 4 aircraft carriers and around 250 planes. USA lost one aircraft carrier and around 150 planes. Admiral Yamamoto had to end the operation and accept a defeat.

I saw this movie first time when I was a boy and I really liked it. Other thing is that we did not have that many US production in polish TV at that time but this movie is really good. Big roles of Henry Fonda as admiral Nimitz, Glenn Ford as a Spruance, Robert Mitchum as Halsey and Toshiro Mifune as Yamamoto. So maybe I will buy a dvd with that movie.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Tora! Tora! Tora! (movie)

Title: Tora! Tora! Tora!

Directed by: Richard Fleischer, Kinji Fukasaku

Year, production: 1970, USA/Japan

Cast: Martin Balsam, Tatsuya Mihashi, Takahiro Tamura, James Whitmore, E. G. Marshall, ...

Runtime: 144 min

TORA! TORA ! TORA ! is a Japan signal to attack.
US goverments ignors posibility of Japa strike. Japan comunicates about strike were cought but never sent to goverment. On Sunday morning in1941, 7th of December Japan forces (planes) attacked Pearl Harbor. US forces were completely surprised and unprepared. More then 2000 US soldier were killed during that attack. 4 US battleships were sunk and 4 other destroyed. The attack put USA in World War II.

This movie is a classic one.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

AK47 vs M16

I always consider M16 as more accurate then AK 47 but in this video the difference is too big I think.
Anyway M16 is more accurate on long distances then AK 47. On short distances they are equal.

From that movie we can see that AK47 is more powerfull then M16 and that is probably true.

AK47 is probably much cheaper in production then M16.

In Vietnam War AK47 were more reliable then M16 because of weather conditions. M16 were improved later and now they are also reliable, perhaps even better.

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