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Snuffy Smith
07-11-2004, 10:30 AM
I wonder what you all think might be the best air-combat film, but for me it is Piece of Cake. Six 1-hour episodes, which take an RAF squadron from Sep-39 through Sep-40. It is unmatched, and the Spits are just beautiful to see. It begins the first day of the war with their squadron leader getting pissed at the ground crew and falling off the wing of his Spit, breaking his neck--you get the feeling things are not going to go well. The book is a must read if you love flight. It is every bit as good as Band of Brothers. It was put out in 1994, and you can get it on tape or video. I'm suprised I have not seen it mentioned in the forums before.

Oh, not to scare anyone, but I hear Tom Cruise is making a movie called The Few, playing a yank in the RAF--Eagle Squadron story.

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[This message was edited by Snuffy Smith on Sat August 07 2004 at 07:29 PM.]

Snuffy Smith
07-11-2004, 10:30 AM
I wonder what you all think might be the best air-combat film, but for me it is Piece of Cake. Six 1-hour episodes, which take an RAF squadron from Sep-39 through Sep-40. It is unmatched, and the Spits are just beautiful to see. It begins the first day of the war with their squadron leader getting pissed at the ground crew and falling off the wing of his Spit, breaking his neck--you get the feeling things are not going to go well. The book is a must read if you love flight. It is every bit as good as Band of Brothers. It was put out in 1994, and you can get it on tape or video. I'm suprised I have not seen it mentioned in the forums before.

Oh, not to scare anyone, but I hear Tom Cruise is making a movie called The Few, playing a yank in the RAF--Eagle Squadron story.

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[This message was edited by Snuffy Smith on Sat August 07 2004 at 07:29 PM.]

LuckyBoy1
07-11-2004, 10:38 AM
"Piece of Cake" is a much less glamorized version of the early airwar than let's say, "Battle of Brittain" and in my opinion, reflects a truer picture of the evolution of both the planes and their true problems (to hell with the guns, get me away from these wooden props!) as well as the true consequences of air war. I don't know how to spell his name and it has been several years since I've seen the movie, but a cat named Maugie or something like that was my hero. Anyone who has missed this series has missed the best of it.

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JG52Uther
07-11-2004, 10:39 AM
I remember that series .very good.I wont mention the new tom Cruise film.Deep Blue World (is that right?)was excellent.Strangely enough my favorite aircraft films are The battle Of Britain and Aces High (also like Reach For The Sky, but that is more to do with Bader than the film).When you think about it there are quite a lot of films about,although i would love to see a film about WW2 Luftwaffe pilots http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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Owlsphone
07-11-2004, 11:05 AM
I've never heard of Piece of Cake. Mustve been before my time. What year was it made? Sounds like it's worth looking into.

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Stanger_361st
07-11-2004, 11:18 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JG52Uther:
I remember that series .very good.I wont mention the new tom Cruise film.Deep Blue World (is that right?)was excellent.Strangely enough my favorite aircraft films are The battle Of Britain and Aces High (also like Reach For The Sky, but that is more to do with Bader than the film).When you think about it there are quite a lot of films about,although i would love to see a film about WW2 Luftwaffe pilots http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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Wish I remembered the name of an movie I saw for a few minutes on the AMC Channel. It was an old movie about two soldiers from WW2. One was an american and the other was a German Officer. It kept going back in forth between the two. It was done in a way you got what the two thought and did. The German officer was against the political nonsense like the death camps, But he did is duty as a soldier was supposed to do.
It was on again just last week.

Inadaze
07-11-2004, 11:32 AM
Derek Robinson who wrote Piece of Cake, has written lots of other good novels.

His World War 1 Novels about the RFC are excellent. I really recommend Goshawk Squadron, it's definately my favourite book.

It follows a SE5 Squadron in 1918, led by the hardened and borderline insane Major Woolley, he bans terms like "Sporting" and "Fair fight", trying to remove the public school ethics that many of the pilots have to turn them into efficient arial killers. Like all Robinsons stuff, its dark but often hilariously funny.

I missed A Piece of Cake when it was on TV, thanks for the headsup now it's on tape! Time to visit amazon again I fink.

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LEXX_Luthor
07-11-2004, 11:35 AM
Stranger:: <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>It was an old movie about two soldiers from WW2. One was an american and the other was a German Officer<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
I saw that, wasn't that Marlon Brando? The scenes in bombed out Berlin or whatever city was real eerie. I can never forget the German officer dude (Brando?) passing by that little kid. Well done.


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SCHADEN
07-11-2004, 12:17 PM
Read the book - Piece of Cake by Derek Robinson....

IV_JG51_Razor
07-11-2004, 12:49 PM
The name of that movie is "The Young Lions" with Brando, Dean Martin, Maxmillian Schell (sp?), and Montgomery Clift. A truely great flick about war in general, and specifically, courage, cowardice, and honor.

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Stanger_361st
07-11-2004, 05:22 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LEXX_Luthor:
Stranger:: <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>It was an old movie about two soldiers from WW2. One was an american and the other was a German Officer<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
I saw that, wasn't that Marlon Brando? The scenes in bombed out Berlin or whatever city was real eerie. I can never forget the German officer dude (Brando?) passing by that little kid. Well done.

Yes that was it. I thought Brando did a good job doing the German Officer. Yes that scene with the boy was great. The look on Brando's face like why all this madness. It really touched on the humanity on both sides. I wished I could have seen the whole thing.


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ThreeCrow
07-11-2004, 05:37 PM
Flying O)fficer Catermol's nick name was "Moggy" for "cat".

Piece of Cake was done for Masterpiece Theater for the 50 year anniversary of the Battle of Britain... that would put it about 1989 or 1990.

It was very well done.

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Capt.England
07-11-2004, 06:02 PM
As I found out the other day, It was done in 1988. Only out in the U.S. on DVD at the moment. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/crazy.gif
Hope to get a copy in "2 weeks" due to the folks going to the U.S. this week.

OTHER QUESTION FOLKS.

What was the one off program about the battle of britain done around 1995 about two pliots who loved the same girl staring Martin Clumes(hope I've got his name right!) and also staring the old boy out of Brass (Timothy something?)

Worf101
07-11-2004, 06:23 PM
I was lucky enough to see the whole mini-series recently in one day. They broadcast here on the local Public Television station during a memebership drive. I'd always missed episodes of it before but could see it finally in it entirety.

Well acted, scripted and done. Only tech problem was plenty of spits but no ME-109's left. They used some Moraines or HS I think something with similar lines.

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Hoarmurath
07-11-2004, 06:32 PM
"a yank in the RAF", directed by Henry King, 1941, with Tyrone Power and Betty Grable... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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LuckyBoy1
07-11-2004, 10:21 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ThreeCrow:
Flying O)fficer Catermol's nick name was "Moggy" for "cat".<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah, that's him, Moggy's my main man in that series!

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Farkitt_
07-12-2004, 12:19 AM
I've got the book.

I've had two copies, and worn both out. must've read it about 20 times.

Never watched the Series. when I heard that it was spits and not Hurricanes it kinda put me off it. As half the storyline is about the shortcomings of the Hurricane, and the BoF didn't have any spitfire squadrons in it till Dunkirque.

Great Story.

Other ones worth Reading

War Story, Hornets Sting, and Goshawk Squadron are a three book series spanning the 1st World War, very good to read, dark yet funny, and very Believeable

Piece of Cake, which is discussed.

A good Clean fight, A story mixed between an SAS patrol, The Squadron from Piece of Cake, and a German Intelligence officer, comes to a great climax, great book.

Damned Good Show, is About the Night Bombing Campaign in Europe. Follows 409 Squadron, but mainly Pilot officer Silk. It's early days, so with Hampdens and Wimpy's are the bombers.

And the Eldorado Network, about a Young Spaniard who becomes a spy for the Nazi's during ww2. Quite good. but not enough flying in it http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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tfu_iain1
07-12-2004, 05:24 AM
for piece of cake, didnt the Olf Flying Machine company's Buchon play the part of a 109, along with black6? for the role id say the buchon is actually a bit more authentic, looks more like an emil than black 6!

AWL_Spinner
07-12-2004, 05:55 AM
Anyone interested in the RAF's airwar over France should read Fighter Pilot by Paul Richey.

Superb.

Fighter Pilot (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0304363391/qid=1089633273/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i1_xgl/026-2220141-2814808)

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Terry74
07-12-2004, 06:30 AM
Derek Robinson also wrote "Kramer's War" about a young American airman washed up on Jersey, in the Channel Islands, just before D-Day. It is a fine read.

horseback
07-12-2004, 08:09 AM
"Piece of Cake" was on PBS as a miniseries about 10 years ago. I remember the Ex whining first about having to watch it, then about me griping that they didn't operate Spits in the Battle of France, & she really got into the story. She was a pretty hard case even back then, so I'd recommend sharing it with one's other half, if you have the opportunity.

cheers

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John_Stag
07-12-2004, 09:55 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Stanger_361st:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JG52Uther:
I remember that series .very good.I wont mention the new tom Cruise film.Deep Blue World (is that right?)was excellent.Strangely enough my favorite aircraft films are The battle Of Britain and Aces High (also like Reach For The Sky, but that is more to do with Bader than the film).When you think about it there are quite a lot of films about,although i would love to see a film about WW2 Luftwaffe pilots http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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Wish I remembered the name of an movie I saw for a few minutes on the AMC Channel. It was an old movie about two soldiers from WW2. One was an american and the other was a German Officer. It kept going back in forth between the two. It was done in a way you got what the two thought and did. The German officer was against the political nonsense like the death camps, But he did is duty as a soldier was supposed to do.
It was on again just last week.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

The young Lions? NM, I see someone else got there first. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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NorrisMcWhirter
07-12-2004, 10:03 AM
Hi,

Was it my imagination or was Aces High (we are talking about the WW1 period film?) an adaptation of the R.C. Sheriff play 'Journey's End'?

Fresh faced young officer gets into drunken Stanhope's unit and is helped out by an Osbourne?

Cheers,
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LilHorse
07-12-2004, 10:48 AM
I read Piece Of Cake and I thought it was...okay. See, what happened in my case was that before I read it I had read a truly excellent book called Fighter Boys by Patrick Bishop which is a non-fiction account of things in the RAF from the start of the war on through the BoB. In that book you learn all about the various changes in RAF tactical doctrine (scrapping fighting area attacks, scrapping the Vic formation in favor of the finger four and leader/ wingman, changing convergence from 1000 yards to 250 or closer, putting armor plate in the planes) that happened in different squadrons at the impetus of different people.

In Piece of Cake all the changes get condensed down into the one squadron and all at the impetus of a smart-a$$ airbattle seasoned Yank (CH3). As if this guy istituted all the changes that would later take hold in the rest of the RAF. I thought it kind of cartoonish.

What I will say for Piece Of Cake is this: the depictions of air combat are, IMHO, very realistic. Pilots just flying along one second and the next second their guts are splattered all over their instrument panel, never even knowing what hit them.
Robinson really shows how cruel and even haphazard air combat can be.

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
07-12-2004, 02:42 PM
Just finished Fighter Boys and before that read First light by G.Wellum (hope thats how he spelt it) Now thanks to this post and others I am about to read 'A Good Clean Fight' by Robinson. Felt like a bit of fiction after all the fact but thanks to you guys for posting these as I would probably have missed em otherwise. Anybody see that mini series on ITV (uk telly) last night ? Looked like they had a working Storch on set? Stukas were cgi though http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

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07-16-2004, 11:31 AM
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leadbaloon
07-16-2004, 11:59 AM
I'd never heard of Piece of Cake, but would like to try and get a copy if it comes out on DVD in the UK.

Big thumbs up for Fighter Boys by Patrick Bishop. First Light by Geoff Wellum and Fighter Pilot by Paul Richie. I've read them all, they're all different and they're all good.

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
07-16-2004, 01:38 PM
Well I got both Piece of Cake and A Good Clean Fight in Book format from Amazon. Figured I would read first and watch later. Good Clean fight has started of well. Havent read fighter pilot will add that to my list http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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07-16-2004, 04:01 PM
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08-06-2004, 07:54 PM
I enjoyed Piece of Cake. Great Spitifre scenes. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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08-06-2004, 10:59 PM
For those whom are not aware already, I am working on a film of these great men of the RAF. Check out the trailer from my upcoming movie "The Few" :

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ArjenKuifje
08-07-2004, 03:11 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Capt.Englandhttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif...)

OTHER QUESTION FOLKS.

What was the one off program about the battle of britain done around 1995 about two pliots who loved the same girl staring Martin Clumes(hope I've got his name right!) and also staring the old boy out of Brass (Timothy something?)<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

'Over Here
Comedy drama set in wartime Brtitain showing what can happen when British RAF men and soldiers from the American Air Force are forced to share barracks. Starring Samuel West, Martin
Clunes.'

Got it taped on Video.. great film, not a lot of war action, but great story, great humor...

F19_Ob
08-07-2004, 08:50 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by tfu_iain1:
for piece of cake, didnt the Olf Flying Machine company's Buchon play the part of a 109, along with black6? for the role id say the buchon is actually a bit more authentic, looks more like an emil than black 6!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
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I'm not sure but I think atleast Ray Hanna made flights with his spit in "piece of cake".

609IAP_Recon
08-07-2004, 09:02 AM
I'd love to see an aircraft version of Band of Brothers.

Great movie, and if they ever did the same from a pilot perspective, I'd probably watch it a hundred times.

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trumper
08-07-2004, 11:25 AM
http://www.simhq.com/simhq3/sims/features/library/bob/piece_of_cake.shtml

http://www.anitaspages.net/html/pieceofcake.htm

Get this book,it is well worth it,How they made Piece of Cake http://www.flyingbooks.co.uk/acatalog/Battle_of_Britain.html

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Sharpe26
08-07-2004, 01:09 PM
a movie about German pilots. I'm afraid there won't be all that much choice in the material. You'll either get something on the "Abeville boys" on the channel coast or, JG52 and the blonde knight of Germany.

civildog
08-07-2004, 01:30 PM
"Dark Blue World" and that old favorite "Twelve O'Clock High."

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-HH-Dubbo
08-07-2004, 05:05 PM
I actually just recieved "Piece of Cake" on VHS for my birthday from my buddy. He said he had a real hard time finding a copy at all and when he finally tracked one down, they told him it was unavailable on DVD for North America. So it was VHS or nothing. Great mini-series.

I watched it some 10 years ago when it first aired in Australia. I am enjoying it more this time. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Incidently I also got the novel "A Good Clean Fight" from another buddy. Gotta track down the other Robinson books

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tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
08-07-2004, 06:12 PM
Well if what I have read of 'A good clean fight' Derek Robinson is gona figure prominantly on my book shelf very good fictional reading.

Definatly recomended reading.

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redlte
08-07-2004, 07:15 PM
HH Dubo and All!
"Piece of Cake" is availible in the US on DVD. I know because I just ordered it through Amzon.com for $34.55, including shipping. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gifThe seller is digitaleyes.net.

-HH-Dubbo
08-07-2004, 07:47 PM
Damn! I appreciate my friends gift and all but....damn!

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trumper
08-08-2004, 02:52 AM
I'm not sure but I think atleast Ray Hanna made flights with his spit in "piece of cake".[/QUOTE]

Yes and he DID fly under the single arched bridge for it.
I found this link with a photo

http://forums.hexus.net/showthread.php?t=23542
Having read a bit more it seems it was Mark Hanna that flew it, http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

compass1
08-08-2004, 04:31 AM
Piece of Cake was a travesty-anti RAF, disrespectful and inaccurate. Paul Richey,author of "Fighter Pilot"-the truth about the RAF in France in 39/40, was sueing the author for using certain episodes from his book(suitably altered to make them more scandalous of course),when he sadly died. Don,t bother with fiction-read Fighter Pilot instead.

Fliegeroffizier
08-08-2004, 11:37 AM
Hree ya go...from "Piece of Cake"
http://imagehost.vendio.com/preview/wi/wileycoyote2/PieceOneBridge.gif

trumper
08-08-2004, 12:27 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by compass1:
Piece of Cake was a travesty-anti RAF, disrespectful and inaccurate. Paul Richey,author of "Fighter Pilot"-the truth about the RAF in France in 39/40, was sueing the author for using certain episodes from his book(suitably altered to make them more scandalous of course),when he sadly died. Don,t bother with fiction-read Fighter Pilot instead.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

It was a story,nothing more nothing less,a good story,entertainment,never said it was the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
It was a work of fiction,no-one made you watch it http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
08-08-2004, 03:59 PM
As has been pointed out its 'FICTION'

Pinch of salt old chap?

I read 'Fighter Boys' and 'First Light' among others and I simply felt like a change from all that fact.
Lets not turn this into a flame war please.

Nice clip BTW Fliegeroffizier

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BaldieJr
08-08-2004, 04:02 PM
This is 3 pages. It simply must turn into some sort of flamefest, otherwise the sun will stop burning.


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tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
08-08-2004, 05:26 PM
Bah !!! cynic http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/mockface.gif

All we are saying is give peace a chance http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Drop into the Cat/Dog/Thread and get yourself a dose of fluffy kittens and dogs you will feel much better I promise http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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[This message was edited by tHeBaLrOgRoCkS on Sun August 08 2004 at 04:43 PM.]

madsarmy
08-09-2004, 12:09 AM
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=1127&item=6917563293&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW

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"LOOK MUM NO HANDS!"

trumper
08-09-2004, 02:32 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by madsarmy:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=1127&item=6917563293&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW

http://mysite.freeserve.com/fbscreenshots/images/0-picture.jpg

"LOOK MUM NO HANDS!"<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

It's a good book with some cracking photos in it,no im not the seller LOL,i am keeping my copy http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
Watch the postage costs,seems a bit steep to me

Freefalldart
08-09-2004, 05:55 AM
Was there an english pilot that flew its plane upside-down because he thinks that the blue painting of the belly hide him from the germans? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Possibly I'm wrong, of course...

"Cuando un loco parece totalmente sensato es hora de ponerle la camisa de fuerza"
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
08-09-2004, 01:09 PM
Um your Wrong http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/crazy.gif

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trumper
08-10-2004, 01:29 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by tHeBaLrOgRoCkS:
Um your Wrong http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/crazy.gif

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If your referring to the post above regarding the plane flying upside down i think [i think] that it was in the story,the pilot cracked up and did think he was invisible from above. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
08-12-2004, 01:27 AM
Ahh well I guess it was just one of those days for me. Perhaps if he had said in the book it would have been clearer?

I appologise

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Freefalldart
08-12-2004, 02:55 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by tHeBaLrOgRoCkS:
Ahh well I guess it was just one of those days for me. Perhaps if he had said in the book it would have been clearer?

I appologise
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I haven't read the book, I was refering the TV series. Maybe it wasn't "Piece of cake".

"Cuando un loco parece totalmente sensato es hora de ponerle la camisa de fuerza"
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
08-12-2004, 03:53 AM
Ok well either way I appear to have misunderstood your comment.

Glad its been cleared up.

Guess I should have started reading a 'Piece of cake' first instead of 'A good clean fight' as it appears the latter is kind of a sequal to the former. DOH!!

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trumper
08-12-2004, 09:00 AM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif No offence taken on my part,hopefully no offence taken on your part. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
I wish they would release it on Region 2 dvd for the UK,seems to be a bit like the B o B film,we will be last to get it http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-mad.gif
I think i still have it somewhere on video from off the t/v ,need time to find and watch it again.

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
08-12-2004, 10:32 AM
you could just pick up a cheap multi region dvd player. They practiaclly give em away with cornflakes these days http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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trumper
08-12-2004, 10:44 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by tHeBaLrOgRoCkS:
you could just pick up a cheap multi region dvd player. They practiaclly give em away with cornflakes these days http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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Oh i've got a muti region DVD player ,but i still want it in Region 2 PAL system,the B o B was fought here and the B o France by the British and French, so why can't it be released here http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

Taylortony
08-12-2004, 04:26 PM
The bit that did it for me was the Spit under the bridge, remember watching a documentary at the time saying that was the icing on the cake for the pilot too http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

well worth a rerun on tv if you ask me

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
08-13-2004, 08:55 AM
Well you know what happens? Every now and then they decide that they can make more money outta something, so they go and repackage it with a load of extra features. Maybe its on the list for re-release? Either way I got the book so I am happy heheh

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