tirsdag den 4. januar 2011

Ramree Crocodile Attacks (Real Monsters)

During the Second World War there was an incident in South East Asia called the battle of Ramree Island. For six weeks the battle of Ramree Island was fought in 1945. The allied wanted to take back the island to establish sea-supplied airbases on them. They succeeded and the Japanese soldiers fled into the Mangrove. Bruce Wright, the naturalist has said this about the incident:


"That night [of the 19 February 1945] was the most horrible that any member of the M.L. [motor launch] crews ever experienced. The scattered rifle shots in the pitch black swamp punctured by the screams of wounded men crushed in the jaws of huge reptiles, and the blurred worrying sound of spinning crocodiles made a cacophony of hell that has rarely been duplicated on earth. At dawn the vultures arrived to clean up what the crocodiles had left...Of about 1,000 Japanese soldiers that entered the swamps of Ramree, only about 20 were found alive.”

These figures are controversial but the Ramree Crocodile Attacks are still listed in the Guinness Book of Records as “The Greatest Disaster Suffered from Animals.”

30 kommentarer:

  1. One of the few real monsterz out there, a real killer from the stoneage

    SvarSlet
  2. I read about this before... that's some crazy stuff. Death by crocodile must be terrible lol

    SvarSlet
  3. WTF... That's crazy. I've heard some similar war related stories about Tigers and other creatures.

    SvarSlet
  4. thats pretty awesome. dont mess with them reptiles

    SvarSlet
  5. Wow, that's impressive. Crocs are some brutal animals, and there must have been a large number of them there.

    SvarSlet
  6. eeek
    craziness.
    I can just imagine the sounds in the dark.

    SvarSlet
  7. must have been one hell of a dinner!

    SvarSlet
  8. Haha I'd sure wouldn't like to be part of these japanese! But anyway, what were they doing in the swamp at night? This isn't quite a bright idea..

    SvarSlet
  9. This crocodile looks like the alpha one of the waters :P

    SvarSlet
  10. oh wow, that's horrible.

    SvarSlet
  11. the word cacophony made me laugh... i have no soul

    SvarSlet
  12. I find this hard to believe. It is common knowledge that the US military trained the locals to headhunt little nips out there. If someone really found some crocs around so many japs it was probably that they just happened to find the place where the Malay dumped the bodies.

    SvarSlet
  13. That's terrifying. Sounds like something OUT of a horror movie.

    SvarSlet
  14. kinda sucks to be surrounded by flying bullets on one side and crocodilles on the other

    SvarSlet
  15. man i thought it was easy to run away from crocodiles since i thought they were slow.
    but google says they can actually make 10mph, and this story makes these creatures even scarier.

    SvarSlet
  16. Those crocs must've had the meal of their lives

    SvarSlet
  17. Croc's are awesome... kinda surprising the sheer number of kills they racked up though.

    SvarSlet
  18. Unlucky people...It must suck being eaten alive

    SvarSlet
  19. quite interesting.. and scary :o

    SvarSlet
  20. Thanks for all the comments guys, I appreciate it!

    SvarSlet
  21. Oh, Ouch. The idea of being eaten alive by a crocodile is enough to give anyone chill bumps.

    SvarSlet