8th Nov 2009, 10:13
Watched some of The Somme on More 4 last night. The spotter "plane" featured sported roundels with a white centre, red intermediate and blue outer. It was all CGI so probably bolleaux anyway, but any valid reason for this?
8th Nov 2009, 11:30
That's the configuration of Imperial Russian roundels of the time. So where the Russians involved on the Somme? More likely poor research, computer nerds do all that stuff. Probably just a simple transposition of the red and white parts of the roundel. Easy mistake after the RFC/RAF hasn't been around that long and it's not as if anyone has ever seen an RAF aircraft:hmm::ugh:
I'm not particularly pedantic about accuracy in everything. But I despair of some of the utterly absurd and obvious mistakes particulary on the Discovery channels. In a documentary about a specific aircraft for example. They will slip in footage of what is obviously an entirely different aircraft. Not even similar but entirely different obvious even to non experts. It begs the question, do the people involved actually watch the programmes they make?
They made the same sort of error in Somme Like It Hot. Marilyn Monroe was definitely sporting a pair of large Russian roundels. They looked CGI too. I blame Hollywood's creeping Socialism...
8th Nov 2009, 17:58
oh dear, SOMME MOTHERS DO HAVE EM' :}
8th Nov 2009, 18:24
Indeed Corsair, I saw a DH Hornet doing a deck landing footage used in a Doc solely about the Mossie. Lazy work.