History YMMV / LettersFromIwoJima

23rd Jan '16 4:05:01 PM maximsk
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* NightmareFuel: If you had nightmares from ''Film/FlagsOfOurFathers'', you ain't seen nothing yet. The most horrific scene? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDsIMbhDJ7k Some of the Japanese soldiers commit suicide]] by holding ''their active grenades to their bodies.'' while you are almost yelling, "Idiots, your commander told you ''not to do this!''"

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* NightmareFuel: If you had nightmares from ''Film/FlagsOfOurFathers'', you ain't seen nothing yet. The most horrific scene? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDsIMbhDJ7k Some of the Japanese soldiers commit suicide]] suicide by holding ''their active grenades to their bodies.'' while you are almost yelling, "Idiots, your commander told you ''not to do this!''"
11th Jan '16 12:21:23 AM YT45
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* FridgeHorror: The American soldier, "Sam", wounded by Colonel Nishi then brought in is clearly scared shitless. He would have no doubt heard stories (often true, unfortunately) of Japanese soldiers brutality towards American POW's (or seen the results first-hand), but FreezeFrameBonus reveals he is also a ''flamethrower operator.'' In the Soviet-German and Japanese-American theatres, extraordinarily few flamethrower-men were ever taken prisoner [[SarcasmMode for some strange reason]].

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* FridgeHorror: The American soldier, "Sam", wounded by Colonel Nishi then brought in is clearly scared shitless. He would have no doubt heard stories (often (all of them true, unfortunately) of Japanese soldiers brutality towards American POW's (or seen the results first-hand), but FreezeFrameBonus reveals he is also a ''flamethrower operator.'' In the Soviet-German and Japanese-American theatres, extraordinarily few flamethrower-men were ever taken prisoner [[SarcasmMode for some strange reason]].
29th Jun '15 7:46:55 PM MAI742
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* FridgeHorror: The American soldier, "Sam", wounded by Colonel Nishi then brought in is clearly scared shitless. He would have no doubt heard stories (often true, unfortunately) of Japanese soldiers brutality towards American POW's (or seen the results first-hand), but FreezeFrameBonus reveals he is also a ''flamethrower operator.'' In the Soviet-German and Japanese-American theatres, extraordinarily few flamethrower men were ever taken prisoner [[SarcasmMode for some strange reason]].

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* FridgeHorror: The American soldier, "Sam", wounded by Colonel Nishi then brought in is clearly scared shitless. He would have no doubt heard stories (often true, unfortunately) of Japanese soldiers brutality towards American POW's (or seen the results first-hand), but FreezeFrameBonus reveals he is also a ''flamethrower operator.'' In the Soviet-German and Japanese-American theatres, extraordinarily few flamethrower men flamethrower-men were ever taken prisoner [[SarcasmMode for some strange reason]].
29th Jun '15 7:45:43 PM MAI742
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* FridgeHorror: The American soldier, "Sam", wounded by Colonel Nishi then brought in is clearly scared shitless. He would have no doubt heard stories (often true, unfortunately) of Japanese soldiers brutality towards American POW's (or seen the results first-hand), but FreezeFrameBonus reveals he is also a ''flamethrower operator.'' Given the horrific death inflicted on soldiers at the wrong end of them, it's no wonder he's terrified of retribution.

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* FridgeHorror: The American soldier, "Sam", wounded by Colonel Nishi then brought in is clearly scared shitless. He would have no doubt heard stories (often true, unfortunately) of Japanese soldiers brutality towards American POW's (or seen the results first-hand), but FreezeFrameBonus reveals he is also a ''flamethrower operator.'' Given In the horrific death inflicted on soldiers at the wrong end of them, it's no wonder he's terrified of retribution.Soviet-German and Japanese-American theatres, extraordinarily few flamethrower men were ever taken prisoner [[SarcasmMode for some strange reason]].
1st Mar '15 7:25:26 PM TARINunit9
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* FridgeHorror: The American soldier wounded by Colonel Nishi then brought in is clearly scared shitless. He would have no doubt heard stories (often true, unfortunately) of Japanese soldiers brutality towards American POW's (or seen the results first-hand), but FreezeFrameBonus reveals he is also a ''flamethrower operator.'' Given the horrific death inflicted on soldiers at the wrong end of them, it's no wonder he's terrified of retribution.

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* FridgeHorror: The American soldier soldier, "Sam", wounded by Colonel Nishi then brought in is clearly scared shitless. He would have no doubt heard stories (often true, unfortunately) of Japanese soldiers brutality towards American POW's (or seen the results first-hand), but FreezeFrameBonus reveals he is also a ''flamethrower operator.'' Given the horrific death inflicted on soldiers at the wrong end of them, it's no wonder he's terrified of retribution.
17th Feb '15 7:18:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* NightmareFuel: If you had nightmares from ''FlagsOfOurFathers'', you ain't seen nothing yet. The most horrific scene? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDsIMbhDJ7k Some of the Japanese soldiers commit suicide]] by holding ''their active grenades to their bodies.'' while you are almost yelling, "Idiots, your commander told you ''not to do this!''"

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* NightmareFuel: If you had nightmares from ''FlagsOfOurFathers'', ''Film/FlagsOfOurFathers'', you ain't seen nothing yet. The most horrific scene? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDsIMbhDJ7k Some of the Japanese soldiers commit suicide]] by holding ''their active grenades to their bodies.'' while you are almost yelling, "Idiots, your commander told you ''not to do this!''"
16th Dec '14 11:19:43 AM Crackshot
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* FridgeHorror: The American soldier wounded by Colonel Nishi then brought in is clearly scared shitless. He would have no doubt heard stories (often true, unfortunately) of Japanese soldiers brutality towards American POW's (or seen the results first-hand), but FreezeFrameBonus reveals he is also a ''flamethrower operator.'' Given the horrific death inflicted on soldiers at the wrong end of them, it's no wonder he's terrified of retribution.
22nd Jul '14 4:11:17 AM ayjazz
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** Near the ending where Saigo cried when General Kuribayashi committed suicide, after telling him that Iwo Jima was still considered Japanese soil.

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** Near the ending where Saigo cried when General Kuribayashi committed suicide, after telling him that the section of Iwo Jima was still considered Japanese soil.
8th Apr '14 5:53:29 PM ayjazz
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** Near the ending where Saigo cried when General Kuribayashi committed suicide, after telling him that Iwo Jima was still considered Japanese soil.

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** Near the ending where Saigo cried when General Kuribayashi committed suicide, after telling him that Iwo Jima was still considered Japanese soil.soil.
** After Sam's death, when his mother's letter is read to the cave soldiers, reminding them that their enemy is as human as they are.
8th Apr '14 3:53:54 PM Westrim
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Lt. Ito: The film makes him look like a DirtyCoward, but the real soldier he was based on was genuinely trying to ambush a tank but was disabled by sunstroke while playing possum.
** Some people feel it looked like that in the film too--he did have explosives strapped to his chest while he was lying there, after all.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Lt. Ito: The film makes him look like Some characters think he was a DirtyCoward, but the real soldier he was based on was genuinely trying to ambush a tank but was disabled by sunstroke while playing possum.
** Some people feel
it looked like just so happened that in the film too--he did have explosives strapped to none came his chest while he was lying there, after all.way.



** This troper lost it when Saigo cried when General Kuribayashi committed suicide, after telling him that Iwo Jima was still considered Japanese soil.

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** This troper lost it when Near the ending where Saigo cried when General Kuribayashi committed suicide, after telling him that Iwo Jima was still considered Japanese soil.
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