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March 7th, 2020  
I3BrigPvSk
 
 
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Originally Posted by MontyB
Hey Jo Jo Rabbit can claim to be "Inspired by true events", WW2 happened and Hitler was real.

Having watched that trailer I expect I have seen as much of the movie as I am ever going to see, it looks like another overly embellished pile of crap.
I bet the movie will depict the capture of an Enigma machine and code books. I will probably see it when it comes out. Btw, have any of you seen the latest movie about Midway? I have seen parts of it on YouTube when the dive bombers dive to attack the Jap carriers.
March 7th, 2020  
George
 
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Originally Posted by MontyB
The chances of an attack going ahead without any direct line of communication with it's HQ I find hard to swallow,
Bingo on that!
March 7th, 2020  
George
 
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Originally Posted by I3BrigPvSk
I bet the movie will depict the capture of an Enigma machine and code books. I will probably see it when it comes out. Btw, have any of you seen the latest movie about Midway? I have seen parts of it on YouTube when the dive bombers dive to attack the Jap carriers.
Saw Midway. Not bad. Covers Pearl Harbor, The Marshalls Raid, Doolittle Raid, and Midway. Unusuall to cover that much. Surprised that they got the insignia on the Navy planes wrong considering how much looked good,
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March 8th, 2020  
MontyB
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by I3BrigPvSk
I bet the movie will depict the capture of an Enigma machine and code books. I will probably see it when it comes out. Btw, have any of you seen the latest movie about Midway? I have seen parts of it on YouTube when the dive bombers dive to attack the Jap carriers.

I kind of lost interest when his "radar" screen showed masses of U-Boats after they sent him an ominous message.
If nothing else surely U-Boat crews deserve some level of respect as a professional fighting force and not a role in a movie as a dime store horror character.
March 8th, 2020  
MontyB
 
 
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Originally Posted by George
Bingo on that!
I found a quote about runners during WW1.

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As Sgt. Alexander McClintock, an American who served with Canadian forces in France, said in a 1918 newspaper account, “It is the rule to dispatch two or three or three runners by different routes, so that one at least will be certain to arrive.”
Which indicates that attempts to communicate between HQs and front lines would have had multiple streams of traffic from pigeons, telephone, dogs and runners going both ways.

The other thing to remember is that the event this was based on wasn't a large withdrawal, it was an organized withdrawal to preprepared positions in a small area of the front, it was no more than 15 miles at it's deepest and the allies knew about it as they had watched the construction of the new line via aircraft so the chances of losing contact with a large force of troops in that small an area are slim at best.
March 11th, 2020  
George
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MontyB
I found a quote about runners during WW1.



Which indicates that attempts to communicate between HQs and front lines would have had multiple streams of traffic from pigeons, telephone, dogs and runners going both ways.

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And they would be Signal Corps., not line infantry that were apparently 12-18 hours by foot away.
March 13th, 2020  
BritinAfrica
 
 
As a matter of interest, the first ever message sent by carrier pigeon during WW1 was ""I'm fed up carrying this bloody pigeon all over France.""

March 14th, 2020  
MontyB
 
 
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Originally Posted by BritinAfrica
As a matter of interest, the first ever message sent by carrier pigeon during WW1 was ""I'm fed up carrying this bloody pigeon all over France.""

Pidgeon technology had come a long way by WW1 though...


March 19th, 2020  
BritinAfrica
 
 
I'm waiting on the new Dambusters Movie, but apparently there's quite a bit of controversy regarding the name of Gibsons dog. Some one (I believe Stephen Fry) suggested that the dog be called Nigs which is absolute bullsh!te as its not historically correct. History is history, I don't think they should even try to change it.

When the original film was shown in my sons school a few years ago, the teacher stopped the movie and told the class that the name of the dog is not racist, it was a word used what was part and parcel of the day. I can remember as a boy there was a paint and a suit colour using that name.

I don't know how many on here has heard of the Wombles of Wimbledon (its a kids show regarding creatures that live underground and are coloured yellow), some lefty tree hugger has called the show racist. What the hell is wrong with these people FFS.
March 19th, 2020  
George
 
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Originally Posted by BritinAfrica
I'm waiting on the new Dambusters Movie, but apparently there's quite a bit of controversy regarding the name of Gibsons dog. Some one (I believe Stephen Fry) suggested that the dog be called Nigs which is absolute bullsh!te as its not historically correct. History is history, I don't think they should even try to change it.

When the original film was shown in my sons school a few years ago, the teacher stopped the movie and told the class that the name of the dog is not racist, it was a word used what was part and parcel of the day. I can remember as a boy there was a paint and a suit colour using that name.

I don't know how many on here has heard of the Wombles of Wimbledon (its a kids show regarding creatures that live underground and are coloured yellow), some lefty tree hugger has called the show racist. What the hell is wrong with these people FFS.
Political Correctness. In Tom Sawyer/Huckleberry Finn there's a black guy called ****** Jim in the original writings, now he's Big Jim. Where he's fictional I don't see a problem with the change. On the other hand for decades "Chink" Gordon has been changed to "Chinese" and he was never called Chinese, he's a historical person and it shouldn't have been changed.
 


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