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brum
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Number of posts : 2808
Age : 78
Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
Cap Badge : RA/QOH
Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

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PostSubject: Birdsong   Birdsong Icon_minitime30/1/2012, 12:15


Anybody been watching that WW1 play on BBC1 ?

The main character was running around with what looked like a WW2 German bayonet on his belt. I wonder who made the uniforms for them, some were hilarious, especially the hats !

I could could help the Beeb out with that stuff. I wonder if they could use a military advisor ?

My fees would be reasonable. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Birdsong   Birdsong Icon_minitime30/1/2012, 12:24

Got it recorded to watch at a later date.Sounds interesting
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Number of posts : 3027
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

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PostSubject: Re: Birdsong   Birdsong Icon_minitime30/1/2012, 13:44

I've been watching "Hotel" on Ch 4, that's why I take my holidays abroad!! Crying or Very sad
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Number of posts : 6
Localisation : Barrow-in-Furness
Cap Badge : RCT
Places Served : UK,BAOR(Minden)
Registration date : 2010-10-18

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PostSubject: Re: Birdsong   Birdsong Icon_minitime1/2/2012, 20:54

was at imperial war museum in Dec there were pictures of officers and soldiers wearing exactly those types of headgear ,they were tunneling companys of the royal engineers who were mainly ex miners
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Number of posts : 784
Age : 89
Localisation : s. yorks
Cap Badge : RA (ns) RA, R.Sigs, RE ( TAVR)
Places Served : Oswestry, Tonfanau, Woolwich, Osnabruck, MT School Bordon, Bulford, Manorbier, Hameln, R.Sigs Blandford, RSME Chattenden, Western Highlands.
Registration date : 2011-04-26

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PostSubject: Re: Birdsong   Birdsong Icon_minitime4/2/2012, 10:10

[quote="brum"]
Anybody been watching that WW1 play on BBC1 ?

I could could help the Beeb out with that stuff. I wonder if they could use a military advisor ?


Eh up Brum! Couldn't agree more, but I reckon the Beeb is better at it than Ch4.
Didn't notice that Kar 98 bayonet, though, I was more engrossed in giving attention to continental nipples. On the whole, I reckon that, it was pretty well done, though if one must give criticism to historical stuff, it may be accurate but I'm surprised that the protecting foot sloggers. all who look far too well scrubbed & fresh faced for WW1 squaddies, were shoved into the confines of the dig with nothing more handy than a bayonet atop an SMLE. And didn't those torch batteries last for yonks !

Moan, moan, moan, but it was much better than most & kept my attention.
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Number of posts : 2808
Age : 78
Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
Cap Badge : RA/QOH
Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

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PostSubject: Re: Birdsong   Birdsong Icon_minitime4/2/2012, 17:41


I'd noticed the bayonet on his belt a few times mate but it only appeared unsheathed once, when he was interefering with that prossy.

At least . . . at least, I THINK it was a bayonet ! Suspect

If you ever read the book, the underground period was a lot more claustrophobic than the Beeb's version.
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Number of posts : 784
Age : 89
Localisation : s. yorks
Cap Badge : RA (ns) RA, R.Sigs, RE ( TAVR)
Places Served : Oswestry, Tonfanau, Woolwich, Osnabruck, MT School Bordon, Bulford, Manorbier, Hameln, R.Sigs Blandford, RSME Chattenden, Western Highlands.
Registration date : 2011-04-26

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PostSubject: Re: Birdsong   Birdsong Icon_minitime7/2/2012, 11:29

brum wrote:


If you ever read the book, the underground period was a lot more claustrophobic than the Beeb's version.

Did read it Brum, but some years ago. Only remembered the mucky bits !

Like the Avatar you've acquired ! Very impressive, although the pigeon looks a bit
surprised, just as if someone has stuck a finger up its bottom.............

(joking allowed between ex- Gunners )
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Number of posts : 3027
Localisation : Camberley
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Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

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PostSubject: Re: Birdsong   Birdsong Icon_minitime7/2/2012, 13:22

brum wrote:



At least . . . at least, I THINK it was a bayonet ! Suspect




It was a Dagger! Embarassed
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Number of posts : 2808
Age : 78
Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
Cap Badge : RA/QOH
Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
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PostSubject: Re: Birdsong   Birdsong Icon_minitime7/2/2012, 17:26


Mutton ? Suspect
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Number of posts : 3027
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
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PostSubject: Re: Birdsong   Birdsong Icon_minitime7/2/2012, 17:58

Correct! Very Happy
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Number of posts : 2808
Age : 78
Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
Cap Badge : RA/QOH
Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

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PostSubject: Re: Birdsong   Birdsong Icon_minitime8/2/2012, 19:56

cartav wrote:

Like the Avatar you've acquired ! Very impressive, although the pigeon looks a bit
surprised, just as if someone has stuck a finger up its bottom.............

(joking allowed between ex- Gunners )

Of course the pigeon looks surprised.

Until you turned up everybody thought he was an eagle, pal ! Shocked

(Why would somebody want to stick his finger up a pigeon's bum, by the way ?).
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PostSubject: Re: Birdsong   Birdsong Icon_minitime3/9/2012, 20:53

I had only just read the book when BOSH it comes on as a TV play. I thought it was very moving, those guys went through a living hell.
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