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My husband has been reading the war diaries of his great-uncle’s regiment and has finally found out the details of how the man our eldest is named after died, aged just 28. #thread #ww2 #familyhistory #militaryhistory 1/11
He was a pilot in the Air Observation Post, based on Italy during 1944 and flying a tiny Auster aircraft - lightweight and highly manoeuvrable but with little to no protection. 2/11
On 10th June 1944 he was flying ahead of the lines prior to the allied advance on Chieti, spotting enemy tanks/troops. Whether he was shot or something failed in his aircraft is unknown but he hit the side of the main cathedral tower. 3/11
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Alright, gang, so it's Friday night, and this is a #thread about the Choshu War of 1866, #Kokura Castle, one very brave woman, and the things we don't and possibly can't know, when we study #militaryhistory or any history.
Alright, so Kokura is in southern Japan, on the island of Kyushu. Interestingly, it was the primary target for the 2nd atom bombing, and cloud cover wound up saving it, but I digress.

Let's go back to 1866.
So, the Tokugawa Shogunate and the Choshu Domain have been having this long, on again off again fight in western Japan. Because of stuff I won't get into, here, the Shogunate wasn't as aggressive as it could've been, even with a modern army, and let the Choshu leaders live in '65
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