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


   GO3  Yes it would!
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   GO3 posted on Movies & Reviews  My nomination for film musical genius is pictured below. He was born in the UK, but passed away in 2011 in Oyster Bay, NY. He has over 212 credits for movie soundtracks starting in 1958 for composer, conductor, arranger or all three. His scores included Séance On A Wet afternoon, King Rat, The Whisperers, Zulu, Born Free (a double Oscar ), The Lion In Winter (another Oscar ) and Midnight Cowboy. Later he did Body Heat, Jagged Edge, Out Of Africa (another Oscar ) and The Cotton Club. However, he is probably best remembered for the music for 11 James Bond films including writing or contributing to the title songs. IMO without this composer's input, many of the pop star's themes would have been mediocre at best. He has won five Oscars, 17 wins in other awards, including Grammy's, BAFTA, BMI, etc. and another 27 nominations. Who is he?
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   Calvinesq  John Barry
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   Calvinesq  Let's not forget:

Somewhere in Time
Dances with Wolves
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   GO3  Yes, and yes.
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   Mike PHX  Brilliant composer. I was going to name my faves, but his best hits are already listed up there.
Quintessential Hollywood composer...in the best way.
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   GO3 posted on Jokes  A duck walks into Walgreen's and waddles all the way back to the pharmacist. The druggist looks down at him and says, "May I help you?"
"I'd like some chap stick, please."
The druggist puts the chap stick on the counter and asks, "Will that be cash?"
"No, just put it on my bill."

Ba-da-boom!
June 21 at 00:47 EST .

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   Mike PHX  Hey everyone, don't worry! I'm scouring my old "Highlights" magazines to top these "whizzers!"

Jeez...
Thursday at 21:44 EST .

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   GO3  Don't strain yourself.
Thursday at 22:41 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  June 19 in military history:

1778 - Washington's troops leave Valley Forge
1864 - CSS Alabama is sunk by USS Kearsarge off Cherbourg
1865 - Slaves in Texas are freed by Union forces
1937 - Franco's Nationalists capture Bilbao from the Republicans
1944 - "Marianas Turkey Shoot" - Battle of the Philippine Sea: The battle was the last major "carrier-versus-carrier" engagements between American and Japanese naval forces. The aerial part of the battle was nicknamed the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot by American aviators for the severely disproportional loss ratio inflicted upon Japanese aircraft by American pilots and anti-aircraft gunners. Although at the time the battle appeared to be a missed opportunity to destroy the Japanese fleet, the Imperial Japanese Navy had lost the bulk of its carrier air strength and would never recover. By the end of the battle, the Japanese had lost three carriers and 426 aircraft; the US lost around 70 planes. Painting: Hellcats of VF 16 from Task Force 58 during the Marianas Turkey Shoot.
1944 - French troops free Elba from the Nazis
1947 - An F-80 becomes the first plane to exceed 600 mph
1948 - USSR blocks access to West-Berlin: Berlin Blockade begins

   June 19 at 01:53 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Movies & Reviews  This actor was born in Dublin and became a well known British leading man. One of his roles in The Longest Day was a case of art imitating life. In the movie, he played Major John Howard who's British 6th Airborne detachment seized the vital bridge (later named Pegasus Bridge ) over the Orne River on D-Day. On 6 June 1944, this actor was an officer with the 7th Battalion, 6th Airborne who actually linked up with the real Major Howard on the bridge. Who is he? Photo: Left, publicity shot; right, screen shot from The Longest Day.
   June 17 at 03:58 EST .

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   MeiDei  Richard [be still my heart] Todd?
June 17 at 05:31 EST .

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   GO3  You got it!
June 17 at 06:53 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  June 14 in military history:

1777 - Congress replaces the "Grand Union Flag" with the "Stars & Stripes"
1777 - John Paul Jones takes command of the USS Ranger
1815 - Napoleon opens the Waterloo Campaign

1847 - Commodore Matthew C Perry initiates campaign at Tabasco, Mexico. On 14 June Perry assembled the Mosquito Fleet off Frontera and began moving upstream to capture the last open port of San Juan Bautista (present day Villahermosa ). After several land and naval engagements, the last port on the Gulf Coast was captured. Painting: Commodore Perry lands troops at Tabasco, Mexico.

1861 - Flag Day first observed, Hartford, Ct.
1917 - Gen John J. Pershing and his staff reach Paris
1940 - Germans occupy Paris
1940 - The Nazis open concentration camps at Auschwitz and Oranienburg
1942 - The bazooka goes into production at Bridgeport, Ct
1982 - Falklands: Argentinian forces surrender to the Brits; 74-day war ends
1985 - Lebanese Shiite gunmen hijack TWA 847 after takeoff from Athens

   June 14 at 00:59 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  June 11 in military history:

1798 - Bonaparte captures Malta en route to Egypt
1861 - Maj R. B. Hayes, Pvt Wm McKinley, and the rest of the 23rd Ohio muster into federal service
1882 - Moslems massacre 300 Christians at Alexandria, Egypt
1927 - Charles A. Lindbergh becomes the first man awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, at City Hall, NY
1943 - Allies land on Pantelleria, Italy

1943 - Kiska: Japanese submarine 'I-9' possibly sunk by USS Frazier (DD-607 ). Early in the foggy morning of 10 June, with Lieutenant Commander Elliot M. Brown in command, the Frazier she made two separate attacks on radar contacts which were believed to be submarines. In the second attack, the destroyer's guns fired for five minutes as she pursued her target until its radar echo merged with land echo of Kiska. Late that night and again on the morning of 11 June, Frazier dropped depth charges on two different underwater contacts, but was unable to determine the results of these attacks; it is likely she sank I-9 in one of them. Photo: USS Frazier.

1977 - Dutch Marines rescue hostages on a train held by Moluccan terrorists
1982 - Lebanon: cease fire between Israel and Syria

   June 11 at 01:17 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Main Page The Lobby  Posted something on the Music Wall you might enjoy.
   June 9 at 23:37 EST .

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   StormCnter  I checked it out, GO3 and I thank you for that contribution. I remember Les Paul very well. He was a musical genius.
June 10 at 17:09 EST .

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   GO3  You're welcome.
June 11 at 08:37 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Music  Was having a discussion with a co-worker last week on the never ending topic of "who's the best guitarist?" He mentioned someone to me who I hadn't thought of in ages and that's Les Paul. If you think about it, Les provided the basis for virtually every chord, riff, etc. we hear from all the modern greats. For your listening pleasure here is Les Paul and Mary Ford doing How High the Moon:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkGf1GHAxhE

Here is a new rendition by Jeff Beck and singer Imelda May. Frankly, Jeff is not up to Les in his playing, and his enthusiasm level is about zero, or maybe he wants to be somewhere else. I like Imelda's vocals and she looks happy performing. JMO.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vt-lKsOz9H0
June 9 at 23:36 EST .

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   Safetydude  Not quite the same as Les Paul who was a pioneer with the electric guitar.

One of my favorites:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWl7WqU-
j2A
June 10 at 12:12 EST .

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   GO3  Very nice. Haven't heard a Flamenco tune in a long time.
June 10 at 23:12 EST .

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   Mike PHX  Apparently Jimi or Stevie Ray have not shadowed these doors.
June 11 at 23:32 EST .

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   GO3  Not saying others aren't talented - I sure as hell wouldn't be at their level - it's just my opinion that Les was the trailblazer for the next generations of guitar players.
June 12 at 00:19 EST .

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   Mike PHX  GO, no arguments at all. Les Paul and Mary pretty much gave birth to Jimi and Jimmy.
Getting into a discussion about who's the best guitarist is like getting into a discussion about who's the best...
Drummer. Stop! No! I will not be sucked into this!
June 12 at 02:24 EST .

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   GO3  Don't worry. I'm not taking this any further, so we can all have a relaxing day.
June 12 at 09:59 EST .

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   Safetydude  I have no verification of this.
Somebody told me they heard an interview with Eric Clapton where he was asked what it felt like to be the worlds' greatest guitarist?
"You'll have to ask Prince," he answered.
June 13 at 18:54 EST .

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   Mike PHX  Dude, I heard that also.
I'm skeptical...c'mon...Clapton? God?
June 14 at 02:34 EST .

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   GO3  I'm skeptical too. Clapton, ex-Yardbird wouldn't mention Jimmy Page? Prince? Has to be a joke.
June 14 at 09:34 EST .

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   Mike PHX  So, GO...who's the best drummer?
June 14 at 09:58 EST .

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