: " Aoshima's box art panders to the
: right wing militaristic mentality that
: regards war criminals as martyrs and
: atrocities as acts of war ...."
: Why would Aoshima choose to 'pander' as you
: claim and not Hasegawa ? is it deliberate ?
: Btw, the rescue of Exeter 's survivors is
: considered notable by virtue of the fact
: that the Japanese went out of their way to
: rescue her survivors who expected no such
: succor, so that fact alone puts paid to your
: comment, at least with regard to the Exeter
: box art.
: As for the loss of Wasp , an excellent
: article includes commentary by survivors of
: the I-19 who recalled that they expressed
: (I believe the word is) 'sorrow' at the fact
: that American sailors were now dying aboard
: the ship so that rather deflates this
: unwarranted animus--as I see it--about art
: which, again, as I have pointed numerous
: times also extends to depictions of IJN men
: o'war afire and sinking. Would that appeal
: to the types you mentioned as well ?
: As for seeing Dorsetshire " in the
: foreground at flank speed fighting off an
: air attack ..." if I recall correctly
: she was smothered in flames and smoke
: immediately since she was hit by the first
: aircraft to dive on her. True, a picture
: could be painted, but it would be wise to
: restrict it to the opening dives of the
: Vals .
: Randy Stone