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420chan is Getting Overhauled - Changelog/Bug Report/Request Thread (Updated July 26)

what are /his/'s thoughts on the fucking new reality garbage history channel?

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- Mon, 21 Mar 2016 16:51:47 EST x7WtT6UX No.56597
File: 1458593507592.png -(1785677B / 1.70MB, 1598x980) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. what are /his/'s thoughts on the fucking new reality garbage history channel?
pic related is how I feel everytime I see it
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Hedda Bladgehood - Thu, 21 Apr 2016 16:25:29 EST EnR4mp+i No.56653 Reply
that's from that fountain of jenkum film!!!
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Doris Nanderforth - Sat, 21 May 2016 11:29:22 EST wbo9Cc1W No.56693 Reply
Honestly, I'll take Pawn Stars over stuff about aliens and ghosts. That said I have no idea what their programming looks like these days.
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Sidney Fimmlestetch - Wed, 25 May 2016 07:17:23 EST yXsWe7+S No.56699 Reply
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>>56693
I honestly didn't mind Pawn Stars too much when it was new. At the time they at least focused mainly on the historical items that got brought in to the shop and it was interesting to see what kind of weird historical shit people found in their attics or whatever and decided to try to sell for money. Being reality TV it of course quickly went to shit but at least it wasn't another show about fucking loggers or aliens.

Where Rich People Come From

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- Fri, 22 Apr 2016 19:26:24 EST NPevHm2F No.56658
File: 1461367584169.jpg -(15243B / 14.89KB, 280x259) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Where Rich People Come From
Once upon a time, there were two cities. One city had an intelligent, wise man that helped people, healed people, and ordered society nicely. Another city had an intelligent, wise man, that killed his enemies, and surrounded himself with thugs that got a share of the dead people's resources, and everyone had to work for that man.

Then the peaceful man's city got wiped out by the violent man's city. The violent man separated himself from society, and his thugs became soldiers and police and bureaucrats.

That is most human history since then.
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Hedda Berrypatch - Fri, 22 Apr 2016 23:23:16 EST 5ZhO+S72 No.56659 Reply
>That is most human history since then.

Since when, Professor Brirrychun?
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Emma Fedgestad - Sat, 23 Apr 2016 13:25:51 EST 6PhWCkVP No.56660 Reply
Is this something from Sumerian times?
Care to give us details?
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Ebenezer Duffingtodge - Sun, 24 Apr 2016 04:06:24 EST WhY2x3bu No.56662 Reply
I see the violent man sent his thugs to bully this thread
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Swords brah

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- Thu, 07 Apr 2016 18:01:17 EST FyPnrQjn No.56637
File: 1460066477557.jpg -(27929B / 27.27KB, 920x520) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Swords brah
So, I want to learn about swords in all their glory. From proper technique, to how they were made and how their formation and smithing changed

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Swords-Swordsmen-Mike-Loades/dp/1848841337?ie=UTF8&colid=38E3MG7ZPKQJ0&coliid=I52PDBH4AA4RT&ref_=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_ttl

Think I'm gonna start with this. Any other recommended reading?
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Martin Bommerbeck - Sat, 09 Apr 2016 07:31:10 EST FqRGTRMQ No.56639 Reply
Look up Schola Gladiatore on youtube, a channel on (military) history run by Matt Easton.

He's an archeologist who didn't really like digging up Roman urns on construction sites so he ended up trading antique weapons and armour. He also runs a HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts) club.

It's really good, because he's someone who actually studied history on a university, unlike most history youtube channels, he actually cites sources and books.

The Nivkh People's "Bear Festival"

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- Wed, 06 Apr 2016 06:27:16 EST M0v1aQOJ No.56636
File: 1459938436131.png -(462044B / 451.21KB, 500x500) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. The Nivkh People's "Bear Festival"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nivkh_people#Bear_Festival

>Nivkh Shamans also presided over the Bear Festival, a traditional holiday celebrated between January and February depending on the clan. Bears were captured and raised in a corral for several years by local women, treating the bear like a child.[34] The bear was considered a sacred earthly manifestation of Nivkh ancestors and the gods in bear form (see Bear worship). During the Festival, the bear would be dressed in a specially made ceremonial costume. It would be offered a banquet to take back to the realm of gods to show benevolence upon the clans.[29] After the banquet, the bear would be sacrificed and eaten in an elaborate religious ceremony.

Fucking hell, that's a mental ceremony. To think that while all these wild things were going on all over the world, these people were just living the tribal/nomadic lifestyle virtually unchanged for hundreds of years.

Black death in Arabia/India

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- Fri, 25 Mar 2016 05:41:50 EST UbbM3HsU No.56607
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I'm kind of interested in the black death, I guess that's a popular enough topic.
Thing is I always hear brief mentions of how it started in Arab nations and moved west as it moved east, and also hit Persia and India (so I guess Afghanistan too?)

And... you never hear about that. There's so much literature and media about the black death in Europe and it's effects on killing SO MANY people but I've found nothing in terms of what it did to the Muslim world.

Then I was thinking, maybe due to genetic differences (Like how Native Americans were destroyed by smallpox but Europeans carried it without symptoms) ... maybe those middle eastern folks weren't as susceptible and didn't die in such huge numbers, and that's why no one makes a big deal about it?

Or maybe there's just not much info available in English because Eurocentrism.

I have done some searches on the topic and come up with essentially nothing.

Does ANYONE know anything about this, can give me an overview or recommend some books/articles/documentaries/whatever.
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Beatrice Firringville - Sun, 27 Mar 2016 17:22:22 EST FqRGTRMQ No.56618 Reply
>>56615
Just because you bath, doesn't mean you're clean. You need proper sewer work to get rid of that filth. You need garbage disposal etc.

I don't think I've ever read anything about Europeans outside people living in South-Europe taking care of getting rid of their filthy bathwater, excrements and garbage.

Do you know anything about it?
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Jenny Lightfuck - Mon, 28 Mar 2016 08:10:09 EST Tkqef7x1 No.56619 Reply
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>>56618

Well, here is something I've learned from studies of Jorvik (York), is that they had a system for garbage (which is actually one of our biggest contributors to what life was like back then, food, agriculture and stuff), the common practice among vikings was bathing every week and grooming of hair, makeup and accessorising with braids and the like.

The anglo-dudes did also wash, just more like.. Once or thrice a month if you were part of the usual rabble.

If you're from Britiain or Scandi you've mighta heard the word Midden? It comes from the danish mødding, which means garbage. They had a system for domestic crap, and since most the shit they threw were organic they didn't have to worry about the problems -we- face with todays trash.
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Nathaniel Crandlehatch - Thu, 31 Mar 2016 19:36:18 EST NPevHm2F No.56625 Reply
>>56607
The Black Plague hit a Mongol Horde (not sure which one) as they were outside a Genovese trade city. The Mongols were too decimated to take the city, but catapulted some of their plague-riddled corpses over the city walls before leaving.

That's probably how the plague spread to Europe.

Romia Imperio

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- Mon, 23 Nov 2015 09:48:10 EST SbLL3rxd No.56323
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All I want is for the EU to dissolve and for the Roman Empire to be reborn. Instead of Latin, spread a language people can actually learn, like Esperanto.

This should be the anthem:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5EgbPr50hY


How can we blend modern technology and societal norms with Roman culture?
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Esther Grandman - Wed, 17 Feb 2016 20:06:09 EST 6PhWCkVP No.56527 Reply
Why are people so polarized when it comes to Esperanto?
I prefer Klingon, personally.
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Augustus Grimstone - Thu, 17 Mar 2016 22:42:29 EST AyVfeCOd No.56592 Reply
>>56527
Its straight up newspeak. A fabricated language devoid of any cultural context or nuance. Its fucking sterile. I don't want more reasons to destroy the interesting nuances of the currently dying languages just cos some fucks cant be bothered learning a language that takes more than a month.

Military History Tidbits and Stories

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!!HToBa9dh - Sun, 04 Oct 2015 10:34:33 EST XFinykGi No.56165
File: 1443969273731.jpg -(14604B / 14.26KB, 225x227) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Military History Tidbits and Stories
Post your favourite tidbits of military history and maybe (but please not) get into angry debates over the politics of war.

>be vietnam
>M16 costs 2x more than AR-15
>top brass reads reports that M-16 excels to AK-47 and AR-15
>buys it up, sends all M16s to nam
>jams all the time with a significant amount of people dying next to jammed guns
>turns out massive Colt lobby to inflate M-16 test results
>soldiers use M16 to kill VietKingKongs to get more reliable AK-47s
>be like arms race when you kill a guy, you get an upgraded gun
>M-16 cost around 3-4x more than AK
>mfw M16 still used today
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Eliza Dellerwell - Tue, 15 Mar 2016 13:02:24 EST WJ647f/P No.56585 Reply
>>56302
Fuckin right on
You forgot one of the tools used to service aks, the duct tape
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Edwin Sebberbury - Fri, 22 Apr 2016 06:27:02 EST WhY2x3bu No.56655 Reply
>>56384
what if you just shot it straight up from the surface like a rocket.
nb because old

Greece vs Rome debate / Other debates

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- Mon, 07 Mar 2016 20:49:46 EST dLt1LZNw No.56573
File: 1457401786765.png -(577147B / 563.62KB, 960x480) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Greece vs Rome debate / Other debates
Thought you might like this, stumbled upon this debate on the cultural significance of Rome and Greece to the contemporary world between Boris Johnson(Greece) and Mary Beard and found it highly entertaining and interesting.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2k448JqQyj8

Personally, I'm just a sucker for Rome so I can't side with Greece.
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Polly Gecklespear - Sat, 12 Mar 2016 20:23:38 EST bmbARlua No.56576 Reply
inb4 Boris submits an "edict' to staff ordering them not to disobey or undermine his authority on his position on Greece and then retracts and backpedals wildly to save face.

Mongol Empire Discussion

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- Thu, 07 Jan 2016 17:27:04 EST ldRHh9cM No.56395
File: 1452205624047.jpg -(532290B / 519.81KB, 858x536) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Mongol Empire Discussion
>Be Mongolians
>Have empire stretching from korea to poland
>Americans only remember you for BBQ resturaunts
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Nell Bullyhit - Sat, 27 Feb 2016 15:30:58 EST FqRGTRMQ No.56559 Reply
>>56557
Well, unlike the Mongols that had a massive effect on the world for hundreds of years, the Nazis basically didn't accomplish anything.

>but V2's and jet fighters!
Hitler didn't believe in rockets, and he didn't even see the potential behind them (hell, just look up how Braun looked back at his time making V2's compared to his time at NASA). And those German jet fighters, they were shit. Just like those electro-hybrid engines Porsche tried to make for the Tiger tanks. And a fucking million other projects that sounded good on paper, but failed because Germany didn't have the resources and brainpower (brilliant idea kicking all those Jews out of Germany retards) to handle the engineering difficulties to turn prototypes in mass production objects.
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Cyril Hurringforth - Wed, 02 Mar 2016 07:00:22 EST UH38+jj5 No.56565 Reply
>>56559
I heard he also cancelled any research on projects that could not be developed and battle ready within 1-2 years because he believed the war would be over by then
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Hugh Mogglespear - Wed, 02 Mar 2016 08:39:06 EST FqRGTRMQ No.56566 Reply
>>56565
Yeah he was a fucking idiot. When you really dig into WW2 history, it's just amazing how the Nazis didn't fucking lose right in 1944 or even earlier.

WHO IS THE BEST KING?

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- Thu, 03 Dec 2015 15:46:15 EST RZlDnIMx No.56341
File: 1449175575117.jpg -(227591B / 222.26KB, 590x431) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. WHO IS THE BEST KING?
YES, THE TIME HAS COME.

WHO IS THE BEST KING OR MONARCH THAT EVER LIVED?

TELL ME /HIS/, and I will JUDGE YE by YE CHOICE. For me it's gotta be Charlemagne, just saying, but I'm open to hearing other suggestions.
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Priscilla Sillerford - Tue, 16 Feb 2016 17:01:25 EST sEJZ+FBf No.56520 Reply
Dear Leader Kim Jong-Il, lodestar of the korean revolution. He was the greateset saviour of humanity.
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Jack Clonkinnack - Thu, 18 Feb 2016 07:04:56 EST MzQA4Ad+ No.56528 Reply
Qin Shi Huangdi was a OG nigga, first emperor of China, unified the warring states, initiated the great wall, commissioned the terracotta warriors, mandated a unified currency, initiated numerous public works especially in regards to irrigation and farming, set the stage for China to be the HNIC of asia for millennia.
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Emelienegro !2iyFNTAIpU - Mon, 07 Mar 2016 02:58:13 EST a4cvJIZX No.56572 Reply
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Inb4 mein Fuhrer

Area 51 is South dakota

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- Mon, 15 Feb 2016 00:20:49 EST 5UcdvLNQ No.56503
File: 1455513649998.jpg -(463729B / 452.86KB, 1024x768) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Area 51 is South dakota
I am convinced that Area 51 in Nevada is a decoy, and the REAL Area 51 is the entirety of South Dakota. I've never met anyone from South Dakota. I've never hear any news from South Dakota, I've never seen a license plate from South Dakota, there are no sports teams there, this is all just to perfect of a cover for the governments largest test facility! People will THINK it's a state, but no one will ever actually think ABOUT South Dakota.

Mt Rushmore was specifically built to lure people into a safe area of the site to convince people that it is a real state, but once people are there no one has a desire to go anywhere but out of the "state" so the perfect ruse is maintained.
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Eliza Crinderman - Tue, 16 Feb 2016 05:14:54 EST /FGfbv4A No.56516 Reply
>>56503
Everyone here apart from you is a robot and their is a teakettle on the other side of Saturn.
Also, I haven't been to the States. Have you driven to South Dakota?
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Oliver Duckbanks - Tue, 16 Feb 2016 14:59:43 EST 46Ivwr3B No.56519 Reply
>>56503
It may not be a real state, but that doesn't mean that people don't live there. Scientists in underground bunkers must still live. Unless they are indeed robots, as Eliza suggests.
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Nicholas Hacklekodge - Tue, 16 Feb 2016 17:59:59 EST 8/4XULkF No.56522 Reply
>>56516
Oh god who would want to go to that musty old clap trap?

Autonomous Zones

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- Mon, 15 Feb 2016 03:13:17 EST oEYT+g/z No.56504
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The Free Territory (Ukrainian: Вiльнa тeритoрiя vilna terytoriya; Russian: свoбoднaя тeрритoрия svobodnaya territoriya) or Makhnovia (Мaхнoвщинa Makhnovshchyna) was an attempt to form a stateless anarchist society during the Ukrainian Revolution. It existed from 1918 to 1921, during which time "free soviets" and libertarian communes operated under the protection of Nestor Makhno's Revolutionary Insurrectionary Army. The population of the area was around seven million.
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Ian Handernure - Mon, 15 Feb 2016 13:59:43 EST FqRGTRMQ No.56509 Reply
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>>56508
CRUSH ALL HUMAN CULTURE

ONLY TANKS SHALL REIGN

LONG LIVE THE STEEL FLESH

9ASSASSINATE9 9KIRTANER9

Am I missing the joke? What's tankie scum supposed to be?
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Eliza Foblingway - Mon, 15 Feb 2016 14:04:00 EST 6PhWCkVP No.56510 Reply
>>56509
Tankies are people on the left who unironically defend regimes like those of Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot etc.
It comes from the phrase "send in the tanks", as that was the position taken by many leftists during rebellions against Soviet domination in Eastern Europe.
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Ian Handernure - Mon, 15 Feb 2016 14:43:41 EST FqRGTRMQ No.56511 Reply
>>56510
Oh. They still exist?

You'd think they'd gone extinct ever since all the former-communist countries turned into even-more-hypercapitalist-than-western-countries.

Diktatoreco de la Proletaro

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- Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:11:15 EST fzaa44hX No.56473
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Who makes up the history curriculum for American high schools?
Today I just learned about the history of primaries, and how our political system became more democratic from a short 3 minute youtube video. Something so crucial was never once touched upon in any history class I ever took.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r41imlvr4hs
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Rebecca Dellynot - Wed, 10 Feb 2016 10:28:46 EST 3nMGUWmW No.56478 Reply
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I took AP Euro and AP US history in high school. We also had a very passionate teacher for 9th grade Civics. So I am very well informed in western history and the foundations and principles behind the US government system.

Fuck, during WW2 lessons, my AP US teacher went so far as to draw comparisons between the policies and propaganda of FDR and Hitler (Eagles everywhere)

I learned more about these subjects in high school than I did at college.
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Cornelius Clonningway - Sat, 13 Feb 2016 14:26:34 EST mu32eWKW No.56497 Reply
>>56476

And they think social security is socialism.
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Nicholas Didgestone - Sat, 13 Feb 2016 21:26:42 EST slEOrfVs No.56498 Reply
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>>56497
Social security is arguably the only truly socialist element of the USA. A state pension system? Sure sounds socialist to me.

cold war era history

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- Mon, 08 Feb 2016 04:17:04 EST guM++aHN No.56470
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i am really interested in world history during the cold war era, and I want to learn more when it come to the history of Africa, South America, and the Middle east during this time in particular. Any books you /his/torians recommend?
In fact, just dump whatever links/books/articles/pictures whatever relating to cold war era history.
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Lillian Clayforth - Mon, 08 Feb 2016 09:46:52 EST FqRGTRMQ No.56472 Reply
I don't know any books, but I do know some interesting bits to research.

The CIA disposed of the legitimate democratic Indonesian government (after that government started playing out the USA and the Soviet Union, for economic and political gains and to remain neutral) by giving lots of money to a military commander, which resulted into a coup, after which that military commander decided to "root out" communism by killing millions of people.
The irony was, the USA had helped that same Indonesian government into power by telling the Dutch government to back the fuck off, because after the Nazis were defeated in WW2, the first thing the Dutch government did after the Dutch military and navy was back on its feet, was send soldiers to Indonesia to crush any rebellion against Dutch rule (since the Japanese had destroyed the Dutch forces stationed in Indonesia and had supported Indonesian nationalist ideas). The US government basically insulted the Dutch government by comparing their military actions in Indonesia with the Nazis (which wasn't far off, because here in the Netherlands, photographs of mass graves and Indonesians being tortured among the possessions of former colonial soldiers that passed away are discovered with some frequency).
Anyway, the comparisons with the Nazis and the political pressure from other countries and from the people themselves (for a lot of Dutch people, the military actions in Indonesia had a bitter aftertaste because they still remembered the Nazis) caused the Dutch government to give the Indonesian people the freedom they deserved. And then the CIA dicked it all to hell.

Also, a genuine conspiracy theory. During the Six-Day-War, the Israeli navy and Israeli airforce tried to sink a US navy vessel the USS Liberty in international waters, near Egypt. It is claimed to be a mistake... but some people claim it was a trick to pull the USA into the Six-Day-War - which failed since the ship didn't sink, and not all crewmen died in the bombing and torpedo-ing.

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