“To The Shores Of Tripoli” was a movie that was made about World War II, during that war. The Marines who are shown in the video are examples of those who train to fight for our nation. World War II was a very critical period of time in our nation’s history. To see the Marines as they are marching, is to also see, “freedom on parade.” If you will notice, Randolph Scott is the Marine Gunnery Sergeant who is leading the other Marines of lesser rank. The left heel of each Marine can be seen striking the ground, at the same time, in perfect cadence, at the beat of the drum. Watch how the marines make that “wide right turn,” with no one getting out of cadence, or “out of place.” Wow! Such an example of training and disciple! I have watched this video, many times, without ever getting tired of it. I love the beat of the drum!
(As said above, Randolph Scott is the actor playing the Marine Gunnery Sergeant. John Payne is the actor playing the Marine, “Private Winters.”)
The Axis Powers of Germany, Japan and Italy had plans to conquer the world for their cause of world domination. Without the entry of the United States military forces into World War II, the objectives of the Axis powers would have been achieved. Consider some of the related facts that are included as a part of this post.
Marines Raise Flag Over Iwo Jima 1945 United News Newsreel; World War II
Consider the Marines on Iwo Jima as they “raised a flag” in honor of their defeat of the Japanese armed forces. The Japanese attack on American forces in Hawaii took place on the morning of December 7, 1941. The American forces took the island of Iwo Jima on February 9, 1945. Consider the importance of paying honor to the flag of the United States Of America.
The Attack On Pearl Harbor – December 7, 1941
The axis powers of the world, being led by Hitler (Germany), Mussolini (Italy), and Hirohito (Japan), had their declared intent of taking over the whole world. Hitler was already overrunning much of Europe. Great Britain was the last significant military force that Hitler was trying to overthrow. France had it’s “resistance,” but had no military force to oppose Germany. After the Japanese attack on American forces in Hawaii, on Dec 7, they attacked American forces in the Republic of the Philippines on the next day, Dec 8, 1941. Japanese forces began their plan of overthrowing all nations and forces in the south Pacific.
Consider the allied forces, of which the United Sates assumed leadership.
After the United States of America was drawn into the second world war, American military forces also began engaging axis forces in Europe and North Africa. Other nations of Allied support followed the lead of the United States to stop Hitler, Mussolini and Hirohito as they brutalized the citizenry and military of the nations that were on their map of world domination. As stated above, without the entry of the United States into World War II, Hitler would have overthrown Russia and Asia, through its attack from the West, with Hirohito advancing from the East, and Mussolini attacking from the South. Could any nation have succeeded in defending itself from such a three-front attack? Consider the numbers of Russian civilians and soldiers that died at the hands of Hitler’s soldiers, minus the forces of Japan and Italy.
Soviet military dead and missing, 8.7 million
Consider the Blitzkrieg, of Britain by German aircraft.
The importance of the presence of U.S. forces in the battle against the axis powers can not be overstated. Without the defeat of the forces of Hitler, Mussolini and Hirohito, the freedom of America, and other free countries, would not have been saved.
Group of American and British prisoners are marched through streets under German …HD Stock Footage
(U.S. And British POWs being marched by German soldiers through a French city. Notice how the French citizens mistreat the POWs.)
Hitler had a strong-hold in North Africa, and would have marched southward, until all of Africa would have flown the flag of Nazi Germany. Germany, Italy and Japan would have continued their assault on Asia, until the flags of those nations would have flown no more. The nations of the Pacific, to include the continent of Australia, would have been easy prey for the assault of the axis forces, with the result of many more Nazi flags flying in the lands of the Nazi-led conquest.
After the attack on Hawaii, there was great concern that the west coast of the United States would also come until Japanese attack. There was also a fear that sympathizers of Japan living in the United States would begin attacks on the mainland of the United States. Democrat President Franklin Delano Roosevelt reacted to the fear of attack “from within” the USA, by the internment of citizens of the USA, who were of Japanese ancestry.
Concerns of the President were found to be valid when a German u boat was sunk off of the east of coast of the USA, and was found to have loaves of bread from a local bakery stored in the boat.
The military forces of the USA was at a weakened state of readiness when the Japanese attacked Hawaii. Without a national resolve to defend our country, and defeat the axis forces in other parts of the world, the USA would have been the starting point of axis entry into North, Central and South America, where the Nazi flag would have been planted. The success, liberty and tolerance that we have as great fortune in the United States of America, would have been replaced with the Nazi desires for our country, as well as for the rest of the world. There would be no NFL, NBA, MLB, or multi-millionaire contracts for athletes. Every other aspect of our lives would be totally different, whether it would be employment, hobby, relaxation, recreation, or religious.
The Liberation of Dachau
Notice the American Soldiers liberating the German concentration camp at Dachau. The prisoners were Jews of the Holocaust.
Notice the numbers of American War deaths.
405,399 Americans of our armed forces lost their lives in World War II. They died in their support for our flag, and to keep it flying.
LEE GREENWOOD GOD BLESS THE USA
Many of us have known members of the armed forces who gave their lives in defense of our nation. My friends, who were such brave and honorable patriots, were those of the Vietnam War era. There is a bible verse that sheds rich thought on such brave and honorable people. “The greatest love you can have for your friends is to give your life for them.” (John 15:13)
I am proud to be an American, and proudly salute our flag.
The United States Air Force (USAF) turned 70 years-old on September 18, 2017. On September 18, 1947, Chief Justice Fred Vinson swore in Stuart Symington as the first Secretary of The Air Force, officially founding a new branch of the U.S. military. Gen. Carl A. Spaatz became the USAF’s first chief of staff eight days later on September 26, 1947.
I am also very proud to be, “United States Air Force, Retired.”