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 Post subject: Fighting for three sides in WW2 - My Way (2011 film)
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:47 am 
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The soldier forced to fight for three sides in WW2... the ultimate tale of a man who became a reluctant veteran of the Japanese, German and Soviet armies

By ANTONY BEEVOR

PUBLISHED: 21:14 GMT, 2 June 2012 | UPDATED: 23:42 GMT, 2 June 2012

American paratroopers in Normandy in June 1944 thought they had captured a Japanese soldier in German uniform, but he turned out to be Korean. His name was Yang Kyoungjong.

In 1938, at the age of 18, Yang had been forcibly conscripted by the Japanese into their army in Manchuria. A year later, he was captured by the Red Army after the Battle of Khalkhin-Gol and sent to a labour camp. The Soviet military authorities, at a moment of crisis in 1942, drafted him, along with thousands of other prisoners, into their forces.

Then, early in 1943 he was taken prisoner at the Battle of Kharkov in Ukraine by the German army.

In 1944, now in German uniform, he was sent to France to serve with one of the Wehrmacht’s eastern battalions made up of Soviet prisoners to defend Normandy at the base of the Cotentin peninsula. After time in a prison camp in Britain, he went to the United States. Yang settled there and died in Illinois in 1992.
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The whole movie w/o Eng subs.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcDWR0-vuBY&feature=endscreen&NR=1[/youtube]
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With a war setting, expect plenty of theatres of battles across different territories and under various banners and allegiances, such as the Japanese, Soviets, and Germans even, and you can tell where the money went into recreating their realism from uniforms, weapons and vehicles, together with the recreation of the Normandy invasion. Don't expect too much accuracy though if you think that D-Day and other battles, were won/lost in a few minutes, but one does get impressed by the effort to ensure that each battle got portrayed on as large a canvas possible, making it feel that the series of events the characters find themselves into, are far larger than their individual. There are times though that the editing and leaving of material on the cutting room floor had led to episodes being spliced together rather haphazardly, so that's a bit of a pity.


If you read the plot at wiki the story is easy to understand.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Way_%28 ... lm%29#Plot

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 Post subject: Re: Fighting for three sides in WW2 - My Way (2011 film)
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:09 am 
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merican paratroopers in Normandy in June 1944 thought they had captured a Japanese soldier in German uniform, but he turned out to be Korean. His name was Yang Kyoungjong.


They should have suited him up in a US paratrooper suit and assigned him a squad :D

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