Band of Brothers
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.Posted 8 months ago
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).Posted 8 months agomooseSubscriber
I had the pleasure and honour to be assigned as escort to Geoff Barkway at th 60th Anniversary celebrations in Normandy.
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.Posted 8 months agoscudMember
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.Posted 8 months agodmck16Member
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.Posted 8 months ago
Just watched Hacksaw Ridge with the wife.
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 youPosted 8 months ago
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