May 10, 2020 by

“2:30 Minute Video – What Sacrifice Really Looks Like”

This is a very touching 2:30 minute video from the World War II Film Festival. Film footage was donated by Critical Past.


Notice in the opening shot of the plane landing on the carrier deck that the gunner’s position is almost totally destroyed while the pilot’s cockpit ahead of it is undamaged. 

Later on notice the corpsman taking a fingerprint of the deceased gunner. 

The film continues with the chaplain saying final prayers, followed by taps. 

Then the sailors push the aircraft and this patriotic airman over the side and watch it sink into the sea. 

Next, back to work to try to fight off the enemy…

This is what 18 to 24 year old “boys” were doing from 1942 to 1945. (Half of them were not even old enough to vote.) 

No safe spaces, no hurtful and unthinkable remarks revealing pettiness and lack of respect for America — just dying for their country so that the ungrateful, uninformed “snowflakes” of today could act like fools decades later. 

“What actually made this country great is ordinary people like this doing extraordinary things.”


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