Yes, it always amazes me about peoples lack of knowledge regarding history. Australia already had soldiers in harms way two years before Pearl Harbor and they also had some of the best coast watchers in WWII who let the allies know where and what the Japanese were doing in much of the South Pacific, without them who knows how long the war would of lasted.
As to the Great Gun Debate and history It’s no wonder we never learn and keep doing the same thing over and over. Here in the U.S. we continue to have these mass shootings and the government who is owned by the NRA just keeps saying it’s to soon to talk about changing the laws regarding gun control and sadly it will probably take the deaths of some of Congress’s kids in one of these shootings before something gets done and then because Congress spends half it’s time trying to get re elected and is constantly fund raising and with the NRA being one of their big donors, the more they toe the line and give the NRA what they want, the more money they get, so I’m not sure even having their own kids in one of these shootings will do the trick. As the Donald would say, SAD!