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Post by Brian Ross » 24 Nov 2006 07:55

Corred, Ned. Wikipedia has him up for 500!

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Post by edward_n_kelly » 24 Nov 2006 08:15

At least one actor wore his own decorations in a one of the seminal movies made of the air war. The person I have in mind was British though he spent much time in US. Who was he and what was his highest decoration ?

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Post by Brian Ross » 24 Nov 2006 09:53

Basil Rathbone? Dawn Patrol?

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Post by arcano » 24 Nov 2006 15:39

Hey boys,Brian and Fallschirmjager: I' dont remember Burton in "Desert rats",perhaps the movie in question is "Raid on Rommel";other films was "Massacre in Rome" and "Where the eagles dare".
Regards for all and keep on moving. :wink:

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Post by Fallschirmjäger » 25 Nov 2006 03:44

I did not know the name of the movie form the picture i saw with burton in it,thanks arcano for the raid answer and also yea where eagles dare i forgot that one.

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Post by edward_n_kelly » 29 Nov 2006 07:52

Brian Ross wrote:Basil Rathbone? Dawn Patrol?


Yes.

"....enlisted 3/14 Btn (London Scottish) The London Regiment on 30th March 1916 declaring previous service with Repton School OTC. He served with them as a Private and applied for a Commission in the Territorial Force with the Liverpool Scottish (10th Kings Liverpools) which was granted 24th January 1917...."


He was awarded an MC as notified in the London Gazette Issue 30997 published on the 5 November 1918. Page 36.

To you sir!

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Post by Brian Ross » 29 Nov 2006 08:39

Which English actor was once the Provost Marshall of Baghdad?

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Post by edward_n_kelly » 29 Nov 2006 23:57

Victor McLaglen (of The Informer (Oscar for Best Actor), Gunga Din and Lost Patrol fame)

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Post by Brian Ross » 30 Nov 2006 04:49

Yes, well done, Ned. Another to add to the other thread on actors, it would seem. :lol: Over to you.

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Post by edward_n_kelly » 04 Dec 2006 05:41

What rare vehicle is shown in the film Rats of Tobruk (1944) masquarading as something it was not?

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Post by Brian Ross » 04 Dec 2006 06:23

AC I Sentinel

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sentinel_tank#_note-0 wrote:In 1943 the 3rd Army Tank Battalion was equipped with a squadron of AC1 tanks which had been modified to resemble German tanks. These tanks were used in the filming of the movie 'The Rats of Tobruk'. This appears to have been the only time a squadron of Sentinels was used for any purpose [1].

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Post by edward_n_kelly » 04 Dec 2006 12:32

Correct - next one please!

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Post by Brian Ross » 04 Dec 2006 13:50

Name the movie. Double points if you can name the location.

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Post by Potsdamerplatz » 04 Dec 2006 14:42

Brian Ross wrote:Name the movie. Double points if you can name the location.

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I will take a shot in the dark - "Five Graves To Cairo" ?

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Post by edward_n_kelly » 05 Dec 2006 00:24

Forty Thousand Horseman shot on the sandhills of Cronulla !

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