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    Quote Originally Posted by Panzerkampfwagen View Post
    Incorrect!
    As Japan celebrated their success, the architect of the attack, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, worried that the triumph would be short lived as he spoke the now famous words, "I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Bourne View Post
    Source is wrong. Whoever wrote it was confused.

    It actually first appears in the movie Tora! Tora! Tora!

    It's not actually a real historical quote but has since Tora! Tora! Tora! confused people into believing it was a real quote as the makers of Tora! Tora! Tora! claimed that they got it from his diary, but no one has ever actually managed to find it.

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    Nobody knows the answer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panzerkampfwagen View Post
    Nobody knows the answer?
    I looked it up and I'm getting either Yamamoto or there's no single definitive source of the quote. What's the answer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Bourne View Post
    I looked it up and I'm getting either Yamamoto or there's no single definitive source of the quote. What's the answer?
    It first appears in the movie Tora! Tora! Tora! There is zero evidence of it before that movie. The writers of that movie claimed that they found it in his diary........ which he didn't have, and that they have letters where he said it, which they can't find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panzerkampfwagen View Post
    It first appears in the movie Tora! Tora! Tora! There is zero evidence of it before that movie. The writers of that movie claimed that they found it in his diary........ which he didn't have, and that they have letters where he said it, which they can't find.
    Interesting. Ask another question.

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    In dog fighting what is E and why is it so important?

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    Energy...basically, airspeed. If you don't have it, you cannot maneuver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarlaxle View Post
    Energy...basically, airspeed. If you don't have it, you cannot maneuver.

    Pretty much. It's also things like altitude. It's potential and kinetic energy. One can be traded somewhat for the other.

    Your turn.

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    The German Pzkw II had a crew of three. One drove. One was the tank commander, who also fired the cannon (a magazine-fed 20mm). What did the third crew member do?
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