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   GO3 posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  Another trivia question. In WWII, this belligerent's most-produced fighter aircraft had a bad stall characteristic to the right which resulted in fully one-third of these planes to crash on take-off or landing.

a. Japanese Zero
b. US P-47 Thunderbolt
c. British Hurricane
d. German Me-109
July 26 at 04:20 EST .

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   Mike PHX  The zero
July 26 at 07:05 EST .

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   GO3  Try again.
July 26 at 08:33 EST .

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   Mike PHX  Well, belligerent leaves only one other choice...109. I thought it was a trick question.
July 26 at 12:33 EST .

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   GO3  I used belligent as anyone fighting in a war. Sorry for the confusion. But yes, it was the 109. Sturdy and maneuverable in flight, but the swinging landing gear set up and heavy tail made for some interesting take off and landings. And if I understand history shows correctly, this same right turn stall characteristics would crop up in flight because of the cowling design. I also shortchanged the Me-109 production figures. It turns out the Me-109 was the most produced fighter of any nation in the war at 33K+.
July 26 at 21:40 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Movies & Reviews  At Mei's suggestion, here is a transfer from the Militaria Wall when a discussion of incomplete sentences came up. Here is a movie quote using an incomplete sentence:

"Don't tell me what's nessa, I know what's nessa, I'll tell you what's nessa..."

What movie and who played the leading man? Hint: He directed and/or starred in a series of movie parodies in the 70s.
July 17 at 07:09 EST .

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   Tulsa  Very thankful you are feeling well again.

No glue on the above.
July 17 at 10:31 EST .

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   Tulsa  No clue either.
July 17 at 12:00 EST .

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   Mike PHX  One of my favorite jokes from one of my favorite movies from one of my favorite writer/directors.
Movie is High Anxiety, Mel Brooks. I don't remember the speaker's real name, but he played Ernest T Bass on Andy Griffith.
"Dr., are you sure that's nece..."
They'res a similar joke in the governor's office in Bazing Saddles, but it's too close to felony political incorrectness to risk repeating here.
July 17 at 19:57 EST .

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   GO3  Mike gets it! The movie was a take off on Hitchcock films. Loved Madeline Kahn as the mysterious blonde. Here's the clip:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OvMG5U3TJn
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July 17 at 22:11 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  I'm in a trivia quiz mood today. What Allied WWII general said the following?

"Do not needlessly endanger the lives of your troops until I give you the signal."
July 12 at 21:49 EST .

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   Mike PHX  GO, I'm not sure who, but he definitely sounds Polish.
July 13 at 02:29 EST .

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   GO3  Not Polish, but he may be forgiven for uttering an incomplete sentence which could have been clarified with a few more words.
July 13 at 03:27 EST .

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   GO3  Hint: Not Monty, Patton or MacArthur.
July 13 at 12:06 EST .

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   Mike PHX  Bradley.
I don't know, but he's the only one left I can think of.
July 14 at 22:19 EST .

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   GO3  Good try, but it was Ike. While invasion troops were marshaling in England, a lot of high intensity training was going on with casualties (e.g., the Sullivan brothers ). Ike's intent was to have units dial it back a bit and save strength for the invasion. Unfortunately, his directive came out as being silly. Heck, no one is perfect.

You mention Bradley. JMO but I think he was way overrated.
July 14 at 22:41 EST .

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   Mike PHX  Agreed. From what I heard he was...well...not the best. Strategically or otherwise.
July 15 at 00:09 EST .

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   MeiDei  I like incomplete sentences unless they involve murderers, rapists, pedophiles & traitors; and no Polish jokes unless they're really funny! [I gotta keep an eye on you two] lol
July 15 at 09:17 EST .

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   Mike PHX  Mei, what the
July 15 at 10:47 EST .

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   MeiDei  I was referring to GO3 (7 posts above this one ) to lighten [insert silly humor] - but if you two are bantering vs. baiting each other - I'm good with that - well no, I'm VERY good with that - humor always welcomed.
July 15 at 14:29 EST .

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   Mike PHX  Jeez, Mei...my joke was about you liking incomplete sentences.
Having to explain jokes makes them meaningless. GO and I are great I think...great minds, and all that.
I hope we're the same.
July 16 at 01:06 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Movies & Reviews  Another classic British actor. He was born in London in 1922 and died in Rancho Mirage, CA at the age of 93. After graduating from Eton, he made his film debut in Pygmalion in 1938. He served in the Royal Navy during WWII. After the war he returned to acting but was frustrated by the small roles he was offered and left England for Canada and the US. He returned to England and ended up co-producing the British television series Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years. Afterwards he landed the role that would make him famous, that of a suave British secret agent who had four different female partners in its broadcast run for eight years in the 60s and one year in the late 70s. He also played a secret agent in a Magnum P.I. episode and an MI6 operative in one Bond film. He also voiced the Imperious Leader in Battlestar Galactica.

Who is he?
July 6 at 00:43 EST .

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   StormCnter  Good one, GO3.
July 6 at 05:53 EST .

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   MeiDei  I can see his face, can't name him, but from the hints I'm guessing Dianna Rigg was one of his sidekicks in their hit TV show. He wore a bowler & carried an umbrella, or was it a fancy cane...
July 6 at 06:17 EST .

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   GO3  An umbrella with a foil (I think they call it ).
July 6 at 07:52 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  Patrick McGee?
July 6 at 08:06 EST .

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   GO3  Hope, you're really close, but no cigar yet.
July 6 at 08:36 EST .

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   MeiDei  Aha - MacNee! : )
July 6 at 09:01 EST .

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   GO3  Right, Patrick Macnee. His Avenger partners were played by in order: Honor Blackman, Diana Rigg, Linda Thorson, and Joanna Lumley. Three of the cast went on to star in Bond films. Blackman in Goldfinger, Rigg in On Her Majesty's Secret Service, and Macnee in A View to a Kill. Here is the season five beginning and end credits:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=10QW3Az1FT
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July 6 at 09:19 EST .

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   Mike PHX  Roger Moore.
July 7 at 02:01 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Movies & Reviews  This is a tough one. A Western-horror movie set in the 1890s on the border of Texas and New Mexico. Cast:

Kurt Russell
Patrick Wilson
Matthew Fox
Lili Simmons
David Arquette
Sean Young

   July 3 at 00:42 EST .

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   Mike PHX  Hateful Eight?
July 3 at 05:12 EST .

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   GO3  Good try, but no. When I say horror, I mean horror, but not supernatural or space aliens.
July 3 at 06:08 EST .

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   Tulsa  Bone Tomahawk
July 3 at 16:50 EST .

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   GO3  Yes, Bone Tomahawk. I recommend the movie but it's definitely not for the faint of heart.
July 3 at 20:31 EST .

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   MeiDei  Just read a bit about it, I'll pass - man's inhumanity to man bums me out & extra labor on the heart is a no-no : )
July 3 at 21:36 EST .

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   GO3  Don't blame you. When it first came out I looked into the writer and director, S. Craig Zahler. He has written several books about the West. On Amazon some of them were going for hundreds of dollars at the time. Now, there aren't so many available and presumably the earlier titles have been scarfed up.
July 3 at 22:47 EST .

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   Tulsa  I stopped watching The Son (made for TV movie ) bc of the torture. The Holy Spirit in me was distraught.
July 3 at 23:47 EST .

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   GO3  Haven't seen The Son and likely won't be able to watch it for another year. It looks interesting though.
July 4 at 01:06 EST .

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   GO3  Trailer for Bone Tomahawk if interested:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZbwtHi-
KSE
July 4 at 03:36 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  July 2 in military history:

1775 – George Washington arrives in Boston and takes over as commander-in-chief of the new Continental Army.
1862 – Flag Officer L. M. Goldsborough’s fleet covers the withdrawal of General McClellan’s army after a furious battle with Confederate forces under General Robert E. Lee at Malvern Hill.
1863 – Gettysburg: General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia attacks General George G. Meade’s Army of the Potomac at both Culp’s Hill and Little Round Top, but fails to move the Yankees from their positions.
1926 – The U.S. Army Air Corps is created by Congress as is the Distinguished Flying Cross.
1943 – The American buildup on Rendova Island continues but the Japanese garrison continues to resist. During the night a Japanese naval force bombards the American positions with little effect.

1943 – The U.S. Army Air Corps 99th Fighter Squadron, the Tuskegee Airmen finally see combat. Then Lieutenant Charles B. Hall of Brazil, Indiana becomes the first Tuskegee Airman to score a confirmed kill when he shoots down a German FW-190. Photo: Captain Charles B. Hall.

1944 – On Saipan, American forces conduct a general advance. Garapan village is overrun.
1945 – The submarine USS Barb fires rockets on Kaihyo Island, off the east coast of Karafuto (Sakhalin ) Island. It is the first American underwater craft to fire rockets in shore bombardment.
1950 – USS Juneau and 2 British ships sink 5 of 6 attacking North Korean torpedo boats and gunboats. This is the only significant naval engagement of the Korean War.
1967 – The U.S. Marine Corps launches Operation Buffalo in response to the North Vietnamese Army’s efforts to seize the Marine base at Con Thien.

   July 1 at 23:38 EST .

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   Mike PHX  Whoa whoa whoa, GO. Arent you forgetting the Gulf of Tonkin?
July 2 at 01:10 EST .

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   GO3  You had me going for a minute. I re-checked and the incident took place on August 2.
July 2 at 02:27 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Movies & Reviews  For Mei: I ran across this 2009 broadcast covering the death of Richard Todd. It gives a brief history of the man and his military service. It's a short, but emotional tribute.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-K6Txr1SLf8
June 26 at 22:58 EST .

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   MeiDei  Thank you for that!
June 27 at 01:06 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Movies & Reviews  In some circles, she's known as the Queen of Film Noir. She's of Slovakian descent and started off as the understudy to Tallulah Bankhead on Broadway. She was also a model for the Walter Thornton Agency. Thanks to producer Hal Wallis, she eventually signed with Paramount, but was loaned out to other studios as well. Her third film with Humphrey Bogart established her as the typical femme fatale in the genre. Later she campaigned for Ronald Reagan three times in his political career.

Personal quote on film noir: "The films that I had seen growing up were always, 'Boy meets girl, boy ends up marrying girl, and together, they go off into the sunset' - and suddenly in the 1940s, psychology was taking a grasp on society in America. That's when 'they' got into these psychological, emotional things that people feel. That was the feeling of film noir. ... It was a new realm, something very exciting, because you were coming closer and closer to reality."

   June 26 at 00:18 EST .

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   Mike PHX  This would be Lizabeth Scott.
Man, Elvis thought she was real gone!
June 26 at 01:00 EST .

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   GO3  Yup. Saw her with Bogie in Dead Reckoning a few days ago. Yes-siree, Bub!
June 26 at 02:11 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  June 26 in military history:

1775 - Washington visits NY en route to assume command of the army at Boston.
1857 - Queen Victoria awards the first Victoria Crosses in Hyde Park, decorating 62 veterans of the Crimea
1917 - First American combat troops arrive in France. In June only 14,000 American troops managed to reach France. American Expeditionary Force Commanding General, John J. "Blackjack" Pershing, remained adamant that US troops would not be sent to Europe until they were fully trained. It took until May 1918 for troop strength to reach one million. Photo: First US troops arrive in France, June 1917.
1943 - Since Dec 7, 1941, Japan has lost 2 million tons of shipping
1978 - Breton separatists bomb the Palace of Versailles

   June 26 at 00:00 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  Comments on Lawrence of Arabia:

I liked the movie and understandably films have to enhance the role of the main protagonist. However, a bit of myth busting is in order. Lawrence's desert army was an important adjunct to the Sinai/Palestine Campaign in WWI but not the main effort. In the movie, General Allenby (Jack Hawkins ) is presented as some kind of stick-in-the-mud schemer, when in fact he was the one who actually ran a highly effective decentralized campaign the desert environment called for. What's not shown is Lawrence's forces were part of the larger tactical maneuver wherein he helped the main forces achieve their objectives. There were exceptions of course, but by and large, Allenby's leadership was the key to victory.
   June 24 at 23:39 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Movies & Reviews  I am watching a classic adventure film with these actors:

John Mills
Dorothy McGuire
James MacArthur
Janet Munro
Tommy Kirk
Kevin Corcoran

Name the movie.
   June 24 at 00:35 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  Would that be "Swiss Family Robinson"?
June 24 at 07:50 EST .

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   GO3  Yes it would!
June 24 at 08:23 EST .

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