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MB_Avro_UK
07-12-2007, 04:44 PM
Hi all,

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

Humour in the face of defeat is priceless... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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

http://www.youtube.com:80/watch?v=-Li65P_3lvM&mode=related&search

Carry on Regardless Chaps,
MB_Avro.

danjama
07-12-2007, 04:49 PM
classic http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

leitmotiv
07-12-2007, 04:52 PM
The American version at Bastogne: "Nuts."

Hanglands
07-12-2007, 04:54 PM
Spot on post as always MB.

"Was ther anything else?"

boxmike
07-12-2007, 04:57 PM
'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

whiskyman1987
07-12-2007, 05:18 PM
just a random thought-what were the planes called in by 30 corps to clear out the German AT gunners in the woods?

leitmotiv
07-12-2007, 05:39 PM
2nd Tactical Air Force. In the movie they were Harvards!

fabianfred
07-12-2007, 10:21 PM
"was there anything else..?"

sounds like a line from a Monty Python movie

leitmotiv
07-12-2007, 11:22 PM
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.

Whirlin_merlin
07-13-2007, 01:23 AM
Originally posted by leitmotiv: Why is it the British don't do films about some of their greatest triumphs? Funny old world.

Because.

leitmotiv
07-13-2007, 02:20 AM
Well, they do do films ad nauseam about the Battle of Britain, Trafalgar, Henry V, Elizabeth I, but in the late 20th century the mode was for films about epic defeats: The Charge of the Light Brigade, A Bridge Too Far, Oh! What A Lovely War.

foxyboy1964
07-13-2007, 03:11 AM
That's one of the things I love about the English, masters of understatement.

I hear what leitmotiv is saying, but on the right occasion such humour is priceless.

If that had been a Scots regiment the colonel would have had one of the men lift his kilt, same effect but not as witty.

Whirlin_merlin
07-13-2007, 05:28 AM
Originally posted by leitmotiv:
Well, they do do films ad nauseam about the Battle of Britain, Trafalgar, Henry V, Elizabeth I, but in the late 20th century the mode was for films about epic defeats: The Charge of the Light Brigade, A Bridge Too Far, Oh! What A Lovely War.

Yes.

andy3536
07-13-2007, 08:26 AM
Originally posted by leitmotiv:
Well, they do do films ad nauseam about the Battle of Britain, Trafalgar, Henry V, Elizabeth I, but in the late 20th century the mode was for films about epic defeats: The Charge of the Light Brigade, A Bridge Too Far, Oh! What A Lovely War.

It would be fair to say that taranto is probobly the only great victory thats not been made in to a film from WW2.
There have been countless films about commando raids, the SAS and films that involve bomber command (the dambusters)But the large majority of these films were made just after the war and through the 50's.
It would also be nice to see a film about pegasus bride, it got a mention in the longest day that wasn't quite true to life but would make a great film in it's own right.

The british film industry doesn't have alot of financial backing though and would mean any epic war movie would need to be backed by americans, and therefor invovle american troops and it would end up as another cartoon style 'this is how americans won the war'
There has been one exeption, 'enemy at the gates' i belive was a british film with european backers and they chose to make a film about the russians? and one that was nothing like reality. Director must have learnt his trade in the US!

R_Target
07-13-2007, 08:49 AM
Originally posted by andy3536:
Director must have learnt his trade in the US!

Jean-Jaques Annaud. Quest for Fire and The Name of the Rose are some of his other films.

Low_Flyer_MkVb
07-13-2007, 11:42 AM
Originally posted by foxyboy1964:
That's one of the things I love about the English, masters of understatement.

I hear what leitmotiv is saying, but on the right occasion such humour is priceless.

If that had been a Scots regiment the colonel would have had one of the men lift his kilt, same effect but not as witty.

Oh, I don't know....

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n47/LFMkVb/Khyber.jpg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxX7YW_97QU

If it didn't actually happen, it should have. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

leitmotiv
07-13-2007, 12:07 PM
That was hilarious! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Choctaw111
07-13-2007, 01:46 PM
A great clip from a classic film.

TheBandit_76
07-13-2007, 02:35 PM
Classic, but did you catch videos that were offered alongside this link?

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Amazing footage.

Part 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPaz4HmATFk&NR=1)

Bf110s shooting at I-16s, etc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-7geGhY0jY&NR=1)