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a. As Champions of Europe there's no reason we shouldn't be pushing for a top 7 spot & a run in the Cups
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HairySpotter 1:24 Wed Sep 10
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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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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.

ludo21 2:43 Tue Feb 20
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Watched the latest episode 5 of Masters of the Air at the weekend... best one so far. How you could go through that and then get in a plane and do it all again a few days later is beyond me.

The series really conveys the horror of what it must have been like... it must have been truly terrifying!

DukeofDevo 4:45 Sat Feb 10
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Obliterated is a good funny watch

Manuel 12:06 Sat Feb 10
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The first episode of the new Curb is out, still as good as ever.

Jim79 12:36 Wed Feb 7
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Yes NS, totally true story that he was almost killed by a bullet pinging off his helmet. To think that WWII was less than 80 yrs ago just seems so surreal. How the world has changed in such a short space of time, true hero's each and every one of them.

Northern Sold 12:24 Wed Feb 7
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Jim... IIRC he got hit in the head in Holland?? Knocked his helmet clean off but it saved his life.

Rewatched this again last night... if any Band of Brothers fans have not seen it's quite magnificent. Bless them all.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6j_nop4wh0

Jim79 8:34 Tue Feb 6
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Yep, that was spot on. Never fired his gun post basic training despite doing three parachute jumps in to enemy territory.

ludo21 7:00 Tue Feb 6
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That's the one NS... all things considered I reckon that Nixon had quite a good war!

Northern Sold 6:43 Tue Feb 6
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Ludo... this one??

https://www.reddit.com/media?url=https%3A%2F%2Fi.redd.it%2Fxy846kg586z41.jpg

as said... one hell of a hangover !!!

VAT whiskey IIRC??

ludo21 6:33 Tue Feb 6
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Jim79 1:23 Tue Feb 6

Not sure if true but I read that Nixon did not fire a shot in anger during WW2. There is a great photo of him in bed looking very much the worse for wear and reaching for a bottle from a case of drinks next to his bed having 'liberated' them from Goebbels house.

ludo21 6:26 Tue Feb 6
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Saul David's book - SBS Silent Warriors, primarily about the WW2 Folbot Canoeists would make a fantastic mini series which would take in Operation Frankton.

Another is Mike Langley's book about Anders Lassen which covers the SAS / SBS in the Aegean which again would make a great series.

Both books are well worth a read.

Northern Sold 3:29 Tue Feb 6
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BRANDED... gather you are talking about the Tuskegee Airmen?? There story has been told quite a few times including a few films about their story... I'd imagine being a segregated squadron there probably would not be any shocks... too be fair at least they had a chance to actually fight... a lot of the blacks in the army normally got the non fighting shit jobs... cooks, pioneers, truck drivers etc...

BRANDED 1:57 Tue Feb 6
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I believe there is about to be some black airmen ( all true) and their relationships with white ones in a time of segregation. Should be fun to see how they do it. I find a strange glamour in the show that distracts from the absolute horrors or their existence. I think Starship Troopers did it better.

Northern Sold 1:53 Tue Feb 6
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Masters of the Air is screen played from two books basically... the title name by Don Miller and Luck of the Draw (Frank Murphy) ... both great reads if you get the chance... same as the Pacific (Helmet for a pillow) and Band of Brothers (the Stephen Ambrose novel)... what I love about all three is the story is told... nothing needs to be added... the story of what these men went through don't need bells and whistles added... it's enough and that's the complete and utter brilliance of it... helps that Hanks and Spielberg are involved... you know they will give to total respect to the players involved... something the BBC found very hard to do in that SAS Rogue Heroes gay fest woke shit show... it's the one thing that rankles me... the Brits have just as great stories as the trio of masterpieces the yanks have put out.... if you get the chance read Pegasus Bridge (Stephen Ambrose... yup an American historian).... it would make every bit as good spectacle as Band of Brothers... incredible story about an incredible group of men.... I just hope if it does go into production that the Brits are nowhere near producing it. I mean isn't there meant to be a remake of the Dambusters?? I bet they have even written out the Black Lab... leave alone please.

Jim79 1:23 Tue Feb 6
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Ludo, I agree on the BoB front, its the most perfect specimen of Television ever created in my mind. Masters of the Air may not live up to that hype but its certainly closer than the Pacific ever got.

I've mentioned previously but in the last few years I've become quite friendly with Ron Livingstone the US actor who played Capt Lewis Nixon in BoB and the core cast still meet up ever year or two to commemorate the filming. They created a real bond filming it and actually did basic army training together in prep for their roles. Given the level of fame some of them went on to have after it shows how special that show was that they all still make the effort to meet up.

violator 12:14 Tue Feb 6
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Second series of Kin airs next week, not sure of thats been mentioned, apologies if it has...

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