Re: World War II invasion of America:
The quote allegedly from Yamamoto
is unsubstantiated but widely quoted as fact. Often used by the US gun lobby in the past.
You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.
No record of it actually having been said are known. It is often quoted with a reference to Japan saying it would be dictating peace terms to the US in the Whitehouse, but the quote is often taken out of context and not complete.
Partial often posted
Should hostilities once break out between Japan and the United States, it is not enough that we take Guam and the Philippines, nor even Hawaii and San Francisco. To make victory certain, we would have to march into Washington and dictate the terms of peace in the White House. I wonder if our politicians, among whom armchair arguments about war are being glibly bandied about in the name of state politics, have confidence as to the final outcome and are prepared to make the necessary sacrifices.
If it is posted enough on the internet and quoted by enough people fiction becomes a defacto fact that takes on a momentum all of its own.
To make victory certain, we will (would have to) march into Washington and dictate the terms of peace in the White House
Construction dates: 12/13 May 1944 (Operation Diadem)
Details: 80 ft Class 30 Bailey bridge built over Rapido river under constant fire.
The bridge was built as part of the Allies break-out of the Gustav Line.
Work started at 5.45pm (12 May) and completed at 5.30am (13 May).
The human cost was high; 15 sappers were killed and 57 (including 3 officers) wounded.
Constructed by: 7th, 59th, 225th Field Companies (4th Division)