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by Gary
Wed Nov 24, 2010 7:41 pm
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: What New/Remake War Movies Are Needed?
Replies: 100
Views: 22112

Re: What New/Remake War Movies Are Needed?

Hi Karl.

The actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers who played Henry VIII is actually Irish.
I bet one or two of his family/friends teased him about playing an English Monarch (some Irish people despise the English)
by Gary
Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: What happens after the battle
Replies: 5
Views: 1308

Re: What happens after the battle

When Royal Sovereign was returned to Britain, the British sailors found the Russians had left the guns loaded.
Also, when Warspite was being repaired in Bremerton and it was time to replace the gun barrels, apparently they found the guns were still loaded from the Med :shock:
by Gary
Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:23 am
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: German 52mm WW1 gun
Replies: 3
Views: 1677

Re: German 52mm WW1 gun

Thanks Tommy
by Gary
Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:02 pm
Forum: Military Conflicts Today
Topic: Nicaraguan military invasion to Costa Rica
Replies: 18
Views: 7378

Re: Nicaraguan military invasion to Costa Rica

Off the top of my head, Nicaragua isnt one of the worlds richer countries so I dont believe they would want the expense of an invasion and possible international sanctions adding to their burdens.
And yes, isnt Costa Rica's security guaranteed or at least heavily supported by the US?
by Gary
Sat Nov 13, 2010 3:34 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: German 52mm WW1 gun
Replies: 3
Views: 1677

German 52mm WW1 gun

Hi all.

In WW1, The German navy mounted a 52mm (2 inch) gun as a secondary armament on its Emden sized light cruisers.
I assume that the designers considered this an effective anti torpedo boat weapon for its day.
Was it a successful weapon?
by Gary
Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Sports Cars someone?
Replies: 47
Views: 7856

Re: Sports Cars someone?

If I win the lottery, I'm getting a Porsche 911 Carrera
by Gary
Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: Newsreel of KGV class
Replies: 6
Views: 4202

Re: Newsreel of KGV class

Yes she's certainly taking water over the bow in that shot - good idea to swing the quad turret to port to prevent it flooding.
Any idea which of the class it is?


The same site has Howe goes to Australia
http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=55264
by Gary
Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:43 pm
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: What New/Remake War Movies Are Needed?
Replies: 100
Views: 22112

Re: What New/Remake War Movies Are Needed?

Perhaps Hollywood could sell a film about Admiral Von Spee and his armoured cruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau The movie could start with the bombardment of Papeete then the battle of Coronel culminating in the British finally getting revenge at the Falklands? The film would need to be like Saving p...
by Gary
Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:30 pm
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: Top Ten World War II Movies
Replies: 18
Views: 13031

Re: Top Ten List: Best WW2 movies

Saving Private Ryan was very realistic. I thoroughly enjoyed Enemy at the Gates The Big Red One (Lee Marvin) was pretty good too as was Tobruk (starring George Peppard). Whilst this doesnt count as its WW1 - The Blue Max was very enjoyable (Peppard again) And this isnt to be taken seriously but Kell...
by Gary
Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:16 pm
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: What New/Remake War Movies Are Needed?
Replies: 100
Views: 22112

Re: What New/Remake War Movies Are Needed?

Now I've had time to think, perhaps the story of SMS Wolf could be made into a film. There were one or two little escapades involving a lady aboard (she was taken prisoner after her ship was sunk) which should be juicy enough for hollywood to make them even juicer :wink: :wink: :wink: in true movie ...
by Gary
Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:56 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: KGv class with different guns
Replies: 145
Views: 9390

Re: KGv class with different guns

Whilst 14 inch was considered undergunned for a modern BB, I think that the mechanical problems (of the quads) suffered by the KG5 class are what really puts people off them. Had it not been for the problems, people would probably view it as a pretty decent naval weapon The 2700 lbs super heavy USN ...
by Gary
Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:34 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Claude Choules
Replies: 5
Views: 1828

Claude Choules

Hi people Just been reading the News of the World yesterday (British Sunday newspaper). A new book is being released called "The last of the last". Its about Claude Choules who is the last known survivor who served in WW1. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Last-Final-Survi...89139903&sr=1-1 I'm hoping Santa a...
by Gary
Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:32 pm
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: What New/Remake War Movies Are Needed?
Replies: 100
Views: 22112

Re: What New/Remake War Movies Are Needed?

Clint Eastwood was best as a maverick 1970's San Francisco detective (Dirty Harry) for me anyway
I couldnt imagine him playing Patton - He's too old now.

Perhaps a movie about HK Atlantis would be good but christ knows what Hollywood would put in it to "spice" it up? :stubborn:
by Gary
Sat Nov 06, 2010 12:57 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: KGv class with different guns
Replies: 145
Views: 9390

Re: KGv class with different guns

KGV enjoyed good armour protection.
A heavier main battery would of course been welcomed but I dont suppose Bismarck would have sank any better or that North Cape would have been changed much
by Gary
Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:46 am
Forum: World Navies Today
Topic: Save the Royal Navy Site
Replies: 4
Views: 3944

Re: Save the Royal Navy Site

So where's the change Dave?

The change is that the politician screwing us wears a blue rosette and not a red one :wink: