The Good War: An Oral History of World War Two - High Rank and The Bombers and the Bombed Summary & Analysis

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High Rank and The Bombers and the Bombed Summary and Analysis

In "High Rank," Admiral Gene Larocque discusses his time as a serviceman. He is in Pearl Harbor at the time of the attack and thought because they had been told the Japanese couldn't see well and didn't have working torpedoes, that the attack was a mistake. He believes there is a deep-seated belief in the "great white race," even in America. He believes militarism has been institutionalized and that war is now part of politics. General William Buster discusses his training of young men in WWII, and of the new weapons they learned to use in the field. He also notes his belief in the treachery of the Russians and his belief that while peace is a good thing, someone has to care for the peacekeepers.

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