Campy, Dennis, Mike et al:
Originally Posted by Campy
The expression "Politics makes for strange bedfellows" was as true in the inter war period as it was in Renaissance Italy and the current day. An enemy can become at least a trading partner if not a temporary ally if circumstances allow. All conflict is economically based and with large multi-national corporations, anything can happen. Remember the golden rule: However has the gold makes the rules. And also history is written by the victors.
"We need bigger boats!" Admiral Clifton Sprague at the battle of Samar, October 25th 1944
"Always seize the moral high ground in any conflict. It's a great place to site your artillery" - Me
"That's not a heavy cruiser" - Capt. Sanji Iwabuchi CO of HIJMS Kirishima, Nov 15 1942
"If life's a beach, how come every Monday I feel like my cruiser was torpedoed off Guadalcanal in 1942? - Me