August 19, 1942
The gunfire ceased just a few hours ago. The once quiet and peaceful beach was now littered with hundreds of bodies and dozens of burning tanks and LACs were sprinkled across the shore. As we walked down from our positions onto the beach to take the remaining enemy soldiers prisoners, a gruesome sight opened up before us: bodies, disfigured by bullets lay at our feet. Many of these disfigured bodies were still living and moaned for help as our men shot them, putting them out of their misery. I saw several corpses that had their stomachs torn open by the bullets from our machine-guns and their guts spilled out. Severed limbs floated in crimson water. But that wasn't the worst sight yet. The worst came as we approached one of the landing crafts and in there we saw a blood curling scene. A dozen young corpses, many barely 20, lay on the bottom of the craft in a mess of limbs and guts. Blood was everywhere on the walls. A few of us have seen too much and threw up. I just looked away, it was war... after all what did I expect?
*this a repost of an older story*
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We celebrate Mâche on this St. Paddy’s Day. Also known as corn salad or Lamb’s lettuce this Greenhouse hardy European salad green is known as the mayonnaise of salad greens because it is so sweet...Better yet is its connection to the Brother Grimm’s tale of Rapunzel, which is a German word for corn salad. It was the greens Rapunzels father stole from the sorceress garden to feed Rapunzels mum when she was pregnant with her. The witch catching him stealing her greens says as the punishment he can take as much Rapunzel as his wife wants to eat in return for the baby when she is born. As we know the man agrees to this & obviously the witch named the girl Rapunzel and locked her in the tower until the Prince found her. My German friend says they just call it corn salad.