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    MB_Avro_UK's Avatar Senior Member
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    Hi all,

    Maybe a bit of a suprise but this incident actually took place.

    Humour in the face of defeat is priceless...

    And I should know..I've been defeated a few times.

    http://www.youtube.com:80/watch?v=-L...related&search

    Carry on Regardless Chaps,
    MB_Avro.
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    classic
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    leitmotiv's Avatar Senior Member
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    The American version at Bastogne: "Nuts."
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    Spot on post as always MB.

    "Was ther anything else?"
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    'We haven't the proper facilities to take you all prisoner'.
    One of the priceless moments of this fine movie.

    Even more I love this statement in the face of defeat 'Rather an interesting development Sir'

    Rgds,
    - box
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    just a random thought-what were the planes called in by 30 corps to clear out the German AT gunners in the woods?
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    2nd Tactical Air Force. In the movie they were Harvards!
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    "was there anything else..?"

    sounds like a line from a Monty Python movie
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    Of course, such false bravado is sad, as was Arnhem, as was the film. I prefer the kick you in the balls spirit of the seizing of the ALTMARK by Captain Vian and the crew of H.M.S. COSSACK in 1940---"The Navy's here!" That is more like it. A BRIDGE TOO FAR was all too aristocratic and wistful with the Public School types blowing their hunting horns, playing at bravado with the jolly hun, and making a bloody balls up of it back at HQ (casting Dirk Bogarde as that prat, Browning, was genius). Would be interesting if somebody did a film about Cunningham who was a right b-----d and knew how to deal with Winston as well as the Italians. A couple films about British stomps are in order to clear the air of all this fatalism and defeat. An epic about Taranto anyone? A couple biplanes KO the Italian battleline. That's far more dashing, daring, bold, and heroic than blasting the Yanks with their knickers around their ankles on a Sunday morning. Navigating at night and attacking by flares---pure Francis Drake! And, just one carrier and a handful of light escorts! We aren't talking about 300 airplanes here! Why is it the British don't do films about some of their greatest triumphs? Funny old world.
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    Originally posted by leitmotiv: Why is it the British don't do films about some of their greatest triumphs? Funny old world.
    Because.
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