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« on: 22/02/2009 20:53:37 »
Two Great Films show an era long gone.

A Yank in the RAF (1941)


A Yank at Oxford (1938)


"Say, those Englanders don't play our kind of football, do they?"
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« Reply #1 on: 23/02/2009 01:39:22 »
And, naturally, both portray the UK in a totally realistic way. Well, Hollywood would never settle for less than 100% historical accuracy, n'est-ce pas?

For instance, "Battle of the Bulge", "Pearl Harbour" & "U-571" are much closer to the truth than what really happened.
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« Reply #2 on: 23/02/2009 01:45:41 »
Yeah, you're right
 

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« Reply #3 on: 23/02/2009 01:58:02 »
Spangler Arlington Brugh; now there's a name to conjure with!
 

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« Reply #4 on: 23/02/2009 02:00:00 »
By the way, MDriver, you forgot this 1...

 

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« Reply #5 on: 23/02/2009 12:17:10 »
Bridge over the River Kwai was filmed after the WW2 and Burma Railway built by the PoWs
as they'd called it "the forgotten war"

It's interesting to find out more about this since John Mills, I think was fighting in Japan.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 23/02/2009 13:45:22 »
Was there fighting in Japan?
 

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« Reply #7 on: 23/02/2009 13:54:29 »
I bet you don't like this one Doctor Beaver


But you may like that song from 'South Pacific', entitled 'There is nothing like a Dame'.
 

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« Reply #8 on: 23/02/2009 15:59:44 »
grrrrr at Dambusters!  [:(!]
 

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« Reply #9 on: 23/02/2009 16:04:21 »
Has anyone seen Kokoda? I highly recommend it. Very good war movie about the ANZAC defense of the Kokoda track running through Papua New Guinea from Japanese forces
 

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