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  • mrmonkfinger
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    Got BoB on record to watch.

    Saw The Pacific earlier this year. Excellent series. Very hard going, a very unpleasant business. And looked far worse in many respects than the European conflict.

    johndoh
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    Dunkirk looks really interesting, I look forward to seeing that.

    I don’t feel convinced yet – from the trailers I have seen they seem to be going for spectacular action rather than gritty realism.

    oldmanmtb
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    Read a fair bit around Dunkirk and grandfather in law was there he did talk a ltlle bit about it and said it all felt quite organised! I think what is lost is the weeks before Dunkirk is the savagery of the fighting (68000 British casualties) it’s a bit of a myth that the French folded or the British for that matter. The fact is they were simply overrun in many cases – Dunkirk Fight to the last man by Hugh Seagab – Montiforne is probably the best book to bring some perspective to it. I hope the film is not an overblown view of the evacuation and little else.

    oldmanmtb
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    I had a grandfather and an Uncle at D Day both survived the war.

    Premier Icon Daffy
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    If you like Band of Brothers, you should check out From the Earth to the Moon which chronicles the Apollo Program and the run up to it.

    Excellent. As good if not better than BoB.

    johndoh
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    If you like Band of Brothers, you should check out From the Earth to the Moon which chronicles the Apollo Program and the run up to it.

    We watched Apollo 13 in a cinema in Harrogate (which is very close to Menwith Hill American Air Base). At the end a guy in the row in front of us turned round and said it was a pretty accurate film – turned out he was working in mission control when it happened (he was then working at the air base).

    Pigface
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    I was on the beach at Lepe yesterday and discovered that it was where they tested the Mulbery Harbours, Still a fair bit of concrete and stuff to see.

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    I loved BoB, great series

    Its one of the top rated series on IMDB, along with Planet Earth!

    Premier Icon BaronVonP7
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    The thing that I mull on is, in the above pictures, they are likely to be carpenters, delivery men, accountants, etc.

    Not professional, volunteer soldiers.

    All tested, all passed.

    Premier Icon moose
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    I had the pleasure and honour to be assigned as escort to Geoff Barkway at th 60th Anniversary celebrations in Normandy.

    SSgt Geoff Barkway DFM

    For those who don’t know Geoff was one of the glider pilots who put their gliders down with pinpoint accuracy, at Pegasus bridge.

    To spend a week almost solid with the man and listen to his tales, so much resonated with me. Listening to him and the other veterans together telling their stories from the battle was an awe inspiring.

    It’s a shame that today’s generation of soldier won’t get to listen to their stories. To realise that even when times change war doesn’t. It’s always about the man next to you.

    Is band of brothers being repeated on tv? I looked on Netflix but not there. I missed it the first time round.

    scud
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    That’s great Moose, been lucky enough to escort veterans a few times on Remembrance Day to Cenotaph and once to a do in the Netherlands celebrating European Airborne forces and the experience was always a humbling one, and with a few halves of beer consumed most of them still had a glint in their eye and some great tales.

    scud
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    upersessions9-2 – Member
    Is band of brothers being repeated on tv? I looked on Netflix but not there. I missed it the first time round.

    To be hones the box-set can be bought for next to nothing and worth it for the Extras on there

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    Just watched Hacksaw Ridge with the wife.

    Wow.

    Why didn’t the Japanese cut the rope ladder net thing down?

    dmck16
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    Watched Hacksaw Ridge last night after reading the recommendation here – one of the best films in a while, shocking at times though.

    ^Re: the net ladder^ Ended up searching online about how accurate the film was and the movie greatly exaggerated the size of the ridge.

    Premier Icon Wookster
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    super sessions It’s being shown . On Sky Atlantic at the moment.

    mrmonkfinger
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    It’s up to about ep 7 or 8 though.

    Atlantics Catchup type service (skyplayer? whatever its called now) might have it all for download?

    natrix
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    http://pegasusbridgethemovie.com/

    Early morning ride through the local woods today and I came upon a group of WW2 paratroopers hung up in the trees – gave me quite a shock until I came out of the singletrack and saw all the filming kit.

    johndoh
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    Just watched Hacksaw Ridge with the wife.

    Wow.

    Why didn’t the Japanese cut the rope ladder net thing down?

    Watched it at the weekend and thought the same.

    ^Re: the net ladder^ Ended up searching online about how accurate the film was and the movie greatly exaggerated the size of the ridge.

    Thank you

    Premier Icon Wookster
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    Just a PSA that the whole series of Band of Brothers and The Pacific are available on Sky now.

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