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October 23rd, 2014  
I3BrigPvSk
 
 
I have occasionally been thinking about what would happen if the TV was around during WWII. I have wage recollection of the US military prevented to show the invasion of Tarawa to the public in the US. (I read it somewhere)
October 23rd, 2014  
BritinAfrica
 
 
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Originally Posted by I3BrigPvSk
I have occasionally been thinking about what would happen if the TV was around during WWII. I have wage recollection of the US military prevented to show the invasion of Tarawa to the public in the US. (I read it somewhere)
On 1 September 1939, two days before Britain declared war on Germany, the station was taken off air with little warning; the government was concerned that the VHF transmissions would act as a beacon to enemy aircraft homing in on London. Also, many of the television service's technical staff and engineers would be needed for the war effort, in particular on the radar programme. The last programme transmitted was a Mickey Mouse cartoon, Mickey's Gala Premier (1933), which was followed by test transmissions; this account refuted the popular memory according to which broadcasting was suspended before the end of the cartoon.

According to figures from Britain's Radio Manufacturers Association, 18,999 television sets had been manufactured from 1936 to September 1939, when production was halted by the war.
October 24th, 2014  
tetvet
 
The same day Churchill that took office the Empire was sunning themselves on the beaches of Dunkirk . Don't think that event was on the telly .
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October 24th, 2014  
JOC
 
 
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Originally Posted by I3BrigPvSk
I have occasionally been thinking about what would happen if the TV was around during WWII. I have wage recollection of the US military prevented to show the invasion of Tarawa to the public in the US. (I read it somewhere)
The official footage was banned for fear it would affect Marine Corps enlistment due to the ferocity of the fighting. Although the official Marine Corp video doesn't show many dead it shows plenty of wounded and maimed and the tenacity of the hell called Tarawa in 1943.


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October 24th, 2014  
tetvet
 
The Australians had tried to warn the Americans about the tide tables at Betio ( Tarawa ) and why the American Higgins Boats might not clear the reef , the Australians knew all about it since they had been harvesting the copra there for years and had built the pier that extended from the island . The Americans decided they had to start somewhere with their island invading concept , Betio 2 miles long 1/2 mile wide had been bombarded for days , there shouldn't have been many or any defenders left .
October 24th, 2014  
JOC
 
 
It was the same for virtually every Island in the Pacific campaign. We bombed and shelled the crap out of island for days-weeks prior to the landing hoping that the Japanese would be decimated. Yet every time they were ready virtually unscathed due to their preparations of tunnels, bunkers and underground networks.
On Tarawa they got caught off guard by having to disembark in the deep water due to the coral. However things didn't get much better once they made it to dry land.
October 24th, 2014  
Kesse81
 
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Originally Posted by tetvet
The same day Churchill that took office the Empire was sunning themselves on the beaches of Dunkirk . Don't think that event was on the telly .
Nice!
October 24th, 2014  
BritinAfrica
 
 
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Originally Posted by tetvet
The same day Churchill that took office the Empire was sunning themselves on the beaches of Dunkirk . Don't think that event was on the telly .
When did the US sun themselves on the beaches in the philippines? That wasn't on the telly either.

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Nice!
Tetvet's a F*&^ing idiot, my uncles was at Dunkirk. He suffered for the rest of his life because of it.

Now the Irish American anti British is coming out in the cretin, I wonder if he was one of the Irish Americans who gave financial support to the IRA which resulted in the deaths of innocent men, women and children on mainland UK and Northern Ireland.

Joe Kennedy also an Irish American would tell everyone who would listen that Britain would fold under the NAZI onslaught. The only one who did was Kennedy, after a few nights bombing he fled back to the US with his tail between his legs. Then there was Admiral King who also hated the British who refused to British warnings about U Boats off the coast of the US, costing thousands of American seamens lives.

Battle Of Kasserine Pass in North Africa. The US Army got its butt kicked bad. The German tanks were far superior to the US tanks and the Germans just ran over the US Army. Fortunately the British were there to pick up the pieces and stop the German advance.

My deepest apologies to my American friends for this post..
October 24th, 2014  
JOC
 
 
But his son JFK performed admirable in the Pacific theater, despite his old man being off base. Tet the Allies on the beaches of Dunkirk were bombed and strafed by the Luftwaffe while they "sunned themselves"
October 24th, 2014  
I3BrigPvSk
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BritinAfrica
On 1 September 1939, two days before Britain declared war on Germany, the station was taken off air with little warning; the government was concerned that the VHF transmissions would act as a beacon to enemy aircraft homing in on London. Also, many of the television service's technical staff and engineers would be needed for the war effort, in particular on the radar programme. The last programme transmitted was a Mickey Mouse cartoon, Mickey's Gala Premier (1933), which was followed by test transmissions; this account refuted the popular memory according to which broadcasting was suspended before the end of the cartoon.

According to figures from Britain's Radio Manufacturers Association, 18,999 television sets had been manufactured from 1936 to September 1939, when production was halted by the war.
I didn't know that, thanks mate.
 


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