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Video of my father talking about Okinawa

Discussion in 'Land Warfare in the Pacific' started by karenlalaniz, Feb 11, 2012.

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    karenlalaniz Member

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    Hi there. I'm trying something new with Dad. When I was working on writing our book and then editing it with my publisher, I realized that it would be impossible to include every single story he had to tell. So, I decided to document them anyway. Of course, I have them in writing, but I was thinking that perhaps people might enjoy seeing him answer some questions. So, I video taped him answering a question and just let him talk. He is a very detailed person, so I hope people will appreciate that.

    My first question is about what I've always called, The Candy Bar Story. When I was little, he only told the fun part. I had no idea where it took place or anything about the details surrounding it. This has all come with time. Anyway - here is the link to it. And as is said at the end of the video, if you've read the book and want to ask a question that isn't answered there, please do contact me. Oh, and this particular video is part one of two. I'll post the second one soon. You all have more knowledge than the average reader, so I value your comments and questions. Thanks! ~Karen Fisher-Alaniz

    Here's the link:Code Breakers On Okinawa - YouTube
     
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    code breakers. winning the battle before its fought. I haven't found part 2 yet. is it there??? also did your father speak and understand Japanese??? thanks for posting.
     
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    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow

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    Great idea, Karen. I know there are a few others like me who like to hear the Vets tell their stories in their own voice. Thank you for posting this. Hopefully there will be more to come! Your book is also on my "to get" list. :D
     
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    My best regards to your Father and Yourself. Thanks for posting your Father's great stories here.
     
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    There is a part two up now. I have even better news too! I was contacted by a local university. Three advanced film students are making a short documentary about the book and my father's WWII experiences. They have started filming and I think it will really be good. When it is done, it will be posted online. So, I'll let you know where you can watch it when it is available - this spring sometime. And believe me, they do a MUCH better job of filming. Mine is pretty horrid in comparison. ~Karen
     
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    That's great news, Karen. I look forward to watching their documentary when it gets posted. Also, thanks for letting us know about Part Two of your video. What a great story. Here is the YouTube link and another link just for fun:

    Code Breakers on Okinawa - Part Two

    The Candy Bar
     
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    Congrats on the book and the documentary.
     
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    Nice bit. I think remember you posting previously saying something was going to happen regarding.Congrats.. Like how yer Pa is all comfortable, socks off. That is exactly how my father would do it...
    The manufacturer (Cardinet Candy Company) made the "U-No" bar from the 1920's, purchased in '78 by Annabelle Candy. ...Has anyone any memories of the Baffle Bar, or a picture to post?
    U-No Candy Bar - Candy you ate as a kid®
    The picture Tank beat me to was of the '78 version. Looking for the 40's bar wrapper..I'll prolly have to edit again.
     
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    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow

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    I did another :google: search and found the following picture from a blog at LATimes.com:

    The Original Baffle Bar is Back


     
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    Thank you for the pic of the Baffle Bar. That is so great! Sometimes little things like this can drag my Dad away from the war memories, if only for a moment. He LOVED seeing this! Thanks again! ~Karen
     

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