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The 12th Man

Old 20th Jun 2019, 13:43
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The 12th Man

A cracking WW2 movie on Netflix. True history of a Norwegian spy, Jan Baalsrud and his survival story in Nazi occupied northern Norway. Stirring stuff - would have been honoured to meet the hero. Disappointed to see that after the war, all he got from us Brits was an OBE. Also, the folks that aided him were heroes themselves. Enjoy.
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I will never complain about the cold again after watching this.
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Yes, watched it the other night, If you want another true story that is a cracker, watch 12 Strong.

How Accurate is 12 Strong? The True Story of the Real Horse Soldiers vs the Movie

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1413492/
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Old 20th Jun 2019, 18:17
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Is it just me or has this forum become a bit of a catch all.
How on Earth does this even relate to Military Aviation?
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Old 20th Jun 2019, 19:42
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I thought he was talking about Richie Benaud
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I thought he was talking about Richie Benaud
Me tchew...
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Old 20th Jun 2019, 20:16
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Me tchew...
so thatís tchew for tchew. Pretty good start there.
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Old 20th Jun 2019, 20:21
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Originally Posted by NutLoose View Post
Yes, watched it the other night, If you want another true story that is a cracker, watch 12 Strong.

How Accurate is 12 Strong? The True Story of the Real Horse Soldiers vs the Movie

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1413492/
The film, like many screen adaptations, only skims the surface. Read the book, Horse Soldiers!
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Old 20th Jun 2019, 20:34
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Originally Posted by ExRAFRadar View Post
Is it just me or has this forum become a bit of a catch all.
How on Earth does this even relate to Military Aviation?
Just get over it. I and many others find this interesting. If the mods disagree, they'll act.
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Originally Posted by MG View Post


so thatís tchew for tchew. Pretty good start there.
Tchew for Tchwenty tchew I think...
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Old 21st Jun 2019, 03:55
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Lighten up ExRAFRadar, others find it interesting, and there is 1,993 posts in a thread about barbecues!
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Old 21st Jun 2019, 11:14
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The other one on netflix that is quite good is

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3922798/

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/irel...-him-1.3273241

In 1961, the UN sends an Irish peacekeeper troop commanded by Commandant Pat Quinlan to Katanga, in Congo, to protect the inhabitants of the mining town of Jadotville in the beginning of a civil war. Meanwhile the UN advisor Dr. Conor Cruise O'Brien launches a military attack named Operation Morthor against the French and Belgian mercenaries. Soon there is a reprisal from the mercenaries and Quinlan and his men are left under siege by a huge number of Katangese and mercenary troops.
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Old 21st Jun 2019, 17:36
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Originally Posted by NutLoose View Post
A pretty good film, and apparently, fairly accurate.
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Old 22nd Jun 2019, 09:07
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Took the recommendations and watched it. Long, but very good. What an amazing man.
Respect.

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