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Taylortony
01-06-2008, 04:25 PM
And tell me if you in the US etc can view it on your PC by pressing play on the link below, I realise you cannot download IPlayer and run it, but can you view it online from the link provided below. you can watch it full screen or probably output via graphics card to TV

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/page/item/b008p88c.shtml?q...version_pid=b008p858 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/page/item/b008p88c.shtml?q=timewatch&start=1&scope=iplayersearch&version_pid=b008p858)

Thanks

Taylortony
01-06-2008, 04:25 PM
And tell me if you in the US etc can view it on your PC by pressing play on the link below, I realise you cannot download IPlayer and run it, but can you view it online from the link provided below. you can watch it full screen or probably output via graphics card to TV

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/page/item/b008p88c.shtml?q...version_pid=b008p858 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/page/item/b008p88c.shtml?q=timewatch&start=1&scope=iplayersearch&version_pid=b008p858)

Thanks

FoolTrottel
01-06-2008, 04:48 PM
Sorry, this programme is only available to play in the UK (Why?)

(I'm in the Netherlands)

JG52Uther
01-06-2008, 04:50 PM
I can view it (in the UK) just by clicking on play.Did'nt have to download anything.

MB_Avro_UK
01-06-2008, 04:55 PM
Hi TT,

It works for me as I'm in the UK and I can't understand why it won't play elsewhere.

It's an interesting programme with many Omaha vets interviewed.

From recent historical analysis it was stated that the US casualties were double the accepted figure http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

Redwulf 32 - Nis
01-06-2008, 05:00 PM
Heres why. (http://iplayersupport.external.bbc.co.uk/cgi-bin/bbciplayer.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=28)

In Denmark.

badaboom.1
01-06-2008, 05:20 PM
Nope.....didn't work,nice try though!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Waldo.Pepper
01-07-2008, 12:02 AM
I saw the episode, but I downloaded it, through an 'ahem' method. I thought that the writing was rather bad in this one. Full of hyperbole - "most important battle in the history of the world" - etc.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/WaldoPepper/wrong/wrongeh.jpg

Also this image illustrates a pet peeve of mine. A virtual beer to anyone who cares enough to point out what is wrong eh?

It was pretty standard stuff actually. Nice but nothing too fabulous.

Hamster needs a haircut too!

Jabout
01-07-2008, 01:33 AM
It said 500 rangers who were originally planned to climb the Point du Hoc cliffs did not get a certain signal, and so they went to plan B i.e. to Omaha beach.

Once there they punched a hole through the beach defenses, enfiladed the germans on the top of the beach cliffs, setup a defensive position against enemy counter attacks and enabled the shattered companies from the first waves to get off the beach and inland.

The programme wondered how bad it might have been if the Rangers had not gone to Omaha, but to Point du Hoc as in plan A.

However, it said modern estimates now put total casaulties at a little over 5,000 of the 35,000. Pretty close to the worst fears of the planners who reckoned it might go as high as 6,000.

However, I was disappointed with the programme on one aspect; I've heard the tanks were launched too far out, if they had of been launched closer in some might have made it to the beach without sinking in the rough water and infantry casaulties on the beach might have been lower, but on this aspect the programme was silent.

Bartman.
01-07-2008, 02:57 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Waldo.Pepper:
I saw the episode, but I downloaded it, through an 'ahem' method. I thought that the writing was rather bad in this one. Full of hyperbole - "most important battle in the history of the world" - etc.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/WaldoPepper/wrong/wrongeh.jpg

Also this image illustrates a pet peeve of mine. A virtual beer to anyone who cares enough to point out what is wrong eh?

It was pretty standard stuff actually. Nice but nothing too fabulous.

Hamster needs a haircut too! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Waldo to your question...

they got the original Canadian flag wrong ?... the maple leaf depicted wasn't introduced till sometime in the late fifties i'm sure

Bartman .

-HH- Beebop
01-07-2008, 04:04 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Bartman.:
...
Waldo to your question...

they got the original Canadian flag wrong ?... the maple leaf depicted wasn't introduced till sometime in the late fifties i'm sure

Bartman . </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v289/HH_Beebop/Image1.jpg
Flag used from 1921-1957.
The current national flag (as shown in the picture) was adopted 15 February, 1965

Waldo.Pepper
01-07-2008, 05:03 PM
Of course Bartman and Beebop are correct. If either of you were here I would serve up some of these.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/WaldoPepper/sig/Arrogant.jpg

I have the T-shirt!

Arthur if you make it again ... there's always one waiting for you.

-HH- Beebop
01-07-2008, 08:04 PM
I'll take one perhaps in August? In the meantime have one on me.