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I just finished watching the movie "My Way". It is based on the story of Yang Kyoungjong. Yang was a Korean national who was pressed into service for the Imperial Japanese Army against the USSR in the battle of Nomonhan Incident/Khalkhin Gol. Defeated by the Soviets, Yang was taken prisoner and then was pressed into service for the USSR against the Nazis. Having been defeated and then captured by the Nazis, Yang was then pressed into service for Nazi Germany against the Allies during D-Day! Finally captured by US paratroopers, he was initially determined to be a Japanese soldier in German service and placed into a POW camp. I guess they eventually figured out what his story was and he emigrated to the US and lived here in IL until he died in 1992. What a story!

Here's a few links to the movie and to the pre "official" WWII battles he was involved in.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1606384/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

http://thediplomat.com/2012/08/28/the-f ... r-of-1939/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yang_Kyoungjong

It's a long movie and is subtitled. If that's not your thing, you'd be missing out on a decent WWII war movie.
 

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Damn!...sounds like the Eastern Version of Fo-weist Gump.
 

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Just got done watching it on Netflix. Wow, that was a great movie/story and definitely worth watching.

Thanks for posting it.
 

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Rotdorn said:
Damn!...sounds like the Eastern Version of Fo-weist Gump.
Haha yeah, I never even thought of that! But "Run, Jun-shik, run!" doesn't have the same ring to it does it.

The only thing I wonder about the real life person is if he even fought or at least went through the motions. How is it possible to survive all those engagements, not to mention Japanese POW camp brutality and lived to tell the tale. I mean even if you stayed hidden the entire time, some kind of indirect fire will get you. Also, I think it was fairly true that they depicted the Japanese, and Soviets firing on anyone retreating.
 
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