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    Not Netflix. I would have to buy the Asian import. Or download it directly onto disc. This is what some professors and students at UM do when a film is not otherwise available.

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    Coolness.
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    Check this out. Watch it to the very end.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6V8O_7olz7I
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    Amazing footage of the Bismarck:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKScoC7WigE
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    here's the set you're looking for on Amazon Japan

    http://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/product/i...n=561958&s=dvd

    Deluxe LIMITED EDITION 3-DVD box set.
    It comes with a 100 page book.
    There are 14 used ones on the page I looked at.
    There's also a single disc and a double disc release if you really don't want the 3-DVD set.
    Last edited by Johann; 05-28-2009 at 03:58 PM.
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    Holy Bat Bomb Batman!

    All you guys are American.
    How many of you knew about the Bat Bombs?

    http://www.dic.academic.ru/dic.nsf/enwiki/508516
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    A taste of battle

    Here's a clip from YAMATO, one of the battle scenes.

    *WARNING: GRAPHIC*


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUl1mAjTTb0
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    Some other shots of the Gotha:

    http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/t...3/m/9061068537

    You can clearly see the plywood vs. metal parts...
    Last edited by Johann; 05-30-2009 at 01:22 PM.
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    Beautiful painting/rendering

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    Click on the curser to the right of the image twice to see a very rare photo from the top bridge of the Yamato looking down.
    It's incredible.
    That pic was taken when she was still being fitted out.
    That's why there's no crew or anybody on the ship.

    The Yamato sank in 4 hours.
    That's how long it took to take on 57, 500 tonnes of water.

    It also helps to know that these class of ships were built with the intent to always upgrade to 20-inch guns. That's just incredible.
    Each shell weighs 3 tons!
    Imagine getting broadsided with one of those puppies.
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    The Musashi (sister ship of the Yamato) was in the news in late 2008 because they have located the wreck off the coast of the Phillipines and intend to raise her. (!)
    A Swiss firm is willing to put up the money to salvage the wreck and float her, which will then become a museum in the Phillipines, a joint effort between Japan/Switzerland/Phillipines.

    It would be incredible to be there the day that that ship is brought to the surface! It would be incredible to just see the thing. The other sister ship, the Shinano (which was converted to an aircraft carrier) could also be raised. Her hull was completely intact, she was sunk near the Inland sea of Japan, after taking 4 torp hits. My naval history friend says that the ship should be upright to raise her, and we don't know how she looks on the bottom.
    Not all watertight doors and hatches on the Shinano were fitted or sealed or tested for water integrity. Not good. She progressively flooded and sank hours after being hit. The Yamato is pretty much beyond salvation, because it's in three parts.
    Raising the Musashi is big news but after searching the net I can't find any pics of the wreck site or news from the talks between countries on the Musashi's fate. Tourist attraction or staying at the bottom?
    Time will tell. In 2005 a German model builder built a big aquarium with his model of the sunken Musashi in it! It looks great:
    http://www.modellversium.de/galerie/...r-musashi.html


    And here's a dramatic painting of the Musashi sinking:

    http://www.ijn.dreamhost.com/Referen...e/MS%20105.jpg

    And also of note is that the Bismarck technically could be raised as well but it's so deep in the ocean (deeper than the Titanic) that it would be quite difficult. And anybody who thinks battleships have never been raised, it was done many times, by both Germany and Italy. Italy raised the daVinci. (And the U.S. "righted" the Oklahoma from Pearl Harbour- it was then sold for scrap and sank while being towed).
    Plus Britain raised a German fleet of 12 ships from WWI! (Germany scuttled them after the war). And then there's Scapa Flow, where many battleships or battle cruisers were raised, after scuttling.
    Lots of info out there.
    Look it up.
    You want me to do all your research for you?
    Huh?
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    Some nice photos of the actual Yamato:

    http://www.ijn.dreamhost.com/Referen...e/MS%20052.jpg

    To the middle of the left of the left photo, you can see the Yamato's range finder, and that bad boy was fifty feet long!
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    Painting of the Yamato under attack:

    http://www.ijn.dreamhost.com/Referen...e/MS%20107.jpg
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    Painting of Yamato and Musashi together:

    http://www.ijn.dreamhost.com/Referen...e/MS%20115.jpg
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    An actual photo of the Musashi under attack taken by an American pilot

    http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/i...000/h63432.jpg
    Last edited by Johann; 06-09-2009 at 12:58 PM.
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