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HairySpotter 1:24 Wed Sep 10
Tv Box sets thread again - recommendation pls
Just finished The Killing liked it a lot but not really the last season as much.

Breaking Bad, Homeland done

Was going to do Luther or The Wire next - can you tell me which one is best of the two?

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Northern Sold 5:27 Thu Feb 22
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Yeah dont mind the Yanks Chim... 20 odd visits over there and to be honest I could count on one hand the amount of cunts I have met... vast majority when you get chatting to them courteous, generally interested in us... and occasionally get our humoured!!

As I said earlier on in the thread... whether Bomber Command or US 8th they were the bravest of the brave... cannot think of anything more terrifying being in that B17 ball turret... and I imagine being a tail end charlie in a lance or Stirling wasn't much fun either... absolute and utter respect

chim chim cha boo 11:21 Wed Feb 21
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I just don't have the love affair with the septics like you do and certainly know they don't like the British half as much as you think they do.

In Masters Of The Air (or whatever it's called) have they mentioned the RAF and the fact that at least a B27 had an underslung gun, unlike a Lancaster which made it able to take much more ordinance (I still think that the Blockbuster is the heaviest bomb ever dropped from a plane?) but also much more dangerous, hence the fact that a tail gunner in a Lanc had the highest chance of death than ANYONE involved in the war. I was lucky enough to be pals with two of them, God bless them.

Anyway, you're right it is arguing over nothing but just one simple thing about the Americans talking about World War two, they call it 'double-you, double -you, two' thinking saying it like that abbreviates it.

Northern Sold 9:10 Wed Feb 21
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Arguing for arguments sake here Chim son... yeah Spielberg could have got a RN bloke in there but it wasn't just RN bringing the Yank GI's into the it was also US Navy as well so it's not as if it's factually incorrect... but yeah Spielberg could have kept the anglophiles happy by sticking a Jolly tar on a Higgins boat.

Regarding Monty and what the yanks thought of him ... that's history... plenty of war documentaries they (yanks) have said the same... he was not everyone's cup of tea... gather you seen a Bridge Too Far... don't imagine he's too far up on the Poles list... no one can take away what he did at El Alamein but he was a proper prickly cunt... even Churchill found him hard work...

Churchill said of him: “Indomitable in retreat, invincible in advance, insufferable in victory"

Did the quote in SPR have to be said... suppose not?? Would it have been something a GI would have thought at the time?? Probably... I certainly do not think it's put US-UK relationships back to when those cheeky Patriots tipped a load of tea into Boston harbour...

chim chim cha boo 8:18 Wed Feb 21
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Northern Sold 3:46 Wed Feb 21

'there was no Brits in the area... so not sure I'd ever expect to see one or mention one in the film... even though Monty was... and to be fair what was said was what a lot of the GI's thought of him... too cautious and over rated. Only British thing they perhaps could have shown in SPR was the ONLY involvement at Omaha was the Royal Navy... we had quite a few landing craft were piloted by RN'.

Oh 'just Royal Navy piloting the landing craft'? No wonder they didn't get a mention with a no risk job like that.

And what the GIs (and indeed most Americans generally) said about Monty (if partly true, a cautious man who wanted to get as many shitty little underpowered tanks to El Alamein as possible to take on the German tank divisions) by hook or by crook him and his men kicked the Germans out of North Africa-our FIRST real success in nearly three years of fighting.

When you watch it again (and you WILL watch it again) tell me if that comment REALLY needed saying.

Northern Sold 6:25 Wed Feb 21
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Cheers Ludo i'll have a bit of that... what a fucking shit show that Munster raid was... just fucking incredible stuff.

ludo21 5:21 Wed Feb 21
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... in one of the podcasts they read from someone else's memoirs how the badly injured co-pilot managed to get their B17 back from a raid with the pilot, who had been decapitated, strapped into his seat to stop his body falling onto the controls. By the time they crossed the channel they were down to one engine.

ludo21 5:12 Wed Feb 21
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Sold

Have you come across the 'We have ways' podcast?

Historian James Holland and Al Murray do a regular podcast on all things WW2... they have done several on The Mighty 8th' in conjunction with MoA over the last couple of weeks... giving loads of background and detail. Very easy listening and informative.

I have ordered 'Serenade to the Big Bird' memoirs of Bert Stiles on James Holland's recommendation that it is the best USAAF memoir out there.

Percy Dalton 4:27 Wed Feb 21
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Sold
Agree with that the best episode yet.

Northern Sold 4:25 Wed Feb 21
Re: Tv Box sets thread again - recommendation pls
Percy... well there is the Dambusters remake still in the can... obviously made with NO OFFENSIVE Black Labrador in attendance this time... probably exchanged the old boy for a non offensive Cocker poo or French Bulldog...

Northern Sold 4:17 Wed Feb 21
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Have to say after a decent start to Masters of the Air episode 5 is where it has been launched into greatness... fuck me what a watch that was....

https://www.dexerto.com/tv-movies/masters-of-the-air-fans-say-episode-5-is-a-horror-movie-2538245/

Percy Dalton 4:14 Wed Feb 21
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It's a shame that we couldn't muster up a film/series portraying Bomber Command but when you had Churchill and successive governments abandoning them over mainly Hamburg and Dresden and the strategy of killing civilians there's nobody willing to put up the money to make such a film.

Gruesome Dump 4:08 Wed Feb 21
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lincslink 11:00 Wed Feb 21

If you liked Kin (both series now available) you’ll deffo get on with Love/Hate. Even if Keith Duffy is in it. Series 2/3/4/5 all excellent. 1 not so much.

New Jersey 4:07 Wed Feb 21
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Enjoyed both seasons of Kin!

New Jersey 4:07 Wed Feb 21
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Enjoyed both seasons of Kin!

Northern Sold 3:46 Wed Feb 21
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Chim... SPR was a story set around the US landing force at Omaha beach and the link up with US paratroopers... there was no Brits in the area... so not sure I'd ever expect to see one or mention one in the film... even though Monty was... and to be fair what was said was what a lot of the GI's thought of him... too cautious and over rated. Only British thing they perhaps could have shown in SPR was the ONLY involvement at Omaha was the Royal Navy... we had quite a few landing craft were piloted by RN.

Spielberg has covered the Brit side of things in both War Horse (no American mentioned) and Empire of the Sun.

Hanks and Spielberg have also included Brits in both Band of Brothers (Caretan and Arnhem episodes) and Masters of the Air...

claret59 12:53 Wed Feb 21
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love/hate a little dated now, you'll recognise a few actors who went onto other things, inc kin and peaky blinders.
well worth a look imo.

lincslink 11:00 Wed Feb 21
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Just finished the 2nd Kin series, anyone watch Love / Hate and is it worth a look?

happygilmore 9:59 Tue Feb 20
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Back on form

Fargo S5

Really enjoyed it

chim chim cha boo 9:47 Tue Feb 20
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Oops 'Montgomery's troops are attacking there's *points at map* 'yeah I don't like that guy, I think he's overrated '.

What really pisses me off about that is that it's apropos of nothing - it doesn't help the plot along in any way and just seems like it was added to appeal to Americans who already think that it was them alone that won the war.

Watch most American WW2 films for more of the same.

chim chim cha boo 9:41 Tue Feb 20
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Northern Sold 1:53 Tue Feb 6

'helps that Hanks and Spielberg are involved... you know they will give to total respect to the players involved'...

It's true that I don't share your infatuation with the septics but surely you know you're talking bollocks there.

For instance, in Saving Private Ryan the British get mentioned ONCE in the entire film in an exchange that goes something like 'Monty

Jim79 2:59 Tue Feb 20
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Totally agree Ludo21, the state of the planes each time they returned is mind boggling. Firstly that they were able to still fly but also that they were then able to be repaired to the point of being able to go again. When you consider the levels of checks each passenger plane undergoes these days before being allowed to take off can you imagine your horror if you knew that the plane you were about to take off in looked like it had been shredded only a couple of days previous.

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