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SemperFi 04-03-21 12:04 PM

David Jeffrey, thank you for your kind words--made my day! :) When the DVDs arrive and I begin re-watching them, I'll make notes. I originally watched the episodes early in my career and haven't watched them since, so it'll be fun and interesting to see them now in retrospect!

Dumdum, hear-hear! Many current programmes are absolute tripe! :(

Artynut 04-03-21 02:20 PM

Can’t remember who but somebody in the 50s coined the phrase, “TV, the opiate of the masses”! And I’m of the belief that you pay for it over there? Regards,D.J.

Home Guard 04-03-21 03:42 PM

One of the episodes of the first season of Our Girl deals with disarming a suicide vest. Have to have very high respect for the men who do that task!!!

Terry

Frank Kelley 06-03-21 04:53 PM

What is it with you and Lacey Turner?:eek:

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Originally Posted by Home Guard (Post 541046)
One of the episodes of the first season of Our Girl deals with disarming a suicide vest. Have to have very high respect for the men who do that task!!!

Terry


Rob Miller 06-03-21 05:34 PM

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Apparently you could hear the bang 5 miles away, I'm about twelve miles away and I didn't, unlike Uffculme fireworks factory some years ago which we did hear.

The Exeter Blitz has been an interest of mine for quite a while, it wasn't relentless like London or as destructive as Coventry, in fact it happened over a very few days but it destroyed much of old Exeter which was rebuilt hideously IMO.

History records that the Home Guard were hit very badly loosing several men in their headquarters in the old 1st Rifle Volunteers Drill Hall in Bedford Circus, their vehicle depot was destroyed and the Commanding Officer who was off duty fire watching outside his house was killed. Some of the men are buried in the Higher Cemetery along with many civilians, I'm yet to locate the COs grave, I believe its somewhere near Exmouth.

I've always quite fancied owning an empty German bomb.

Rob

Home Guard 06-03-21 06:37 PM

Interesting question Frank. It is not necessarily Lacey Turner that is my focus, but that she plays a medic, which is an area I collect now thanks to Sean. I also really like any story where I see someone better themselves, which she obviously does. I continue to watch the series repeatedly, because I like seeing the transition she goes through, with the first few episodes being the most interesting as she goes through boot camp and then finally proves herself in the field.

I will admit that I like her character enough to say that I am putting together a framed display of her badges along with a couple of photos of her and her autograph.

The fact that she could be my granddaughter or maybe even great-granddaughter says that any romantic aspects are non-existent. I just enjoy seeing people better themselves. I also love the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series - books and movies.

Hope this answers your question,

Terry

Alan O 06-03-21 06:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Artynut (Post 541031)
Can’t remember who but somebody in the 50s coined the phrase, “TV, the opiate of the masses”! And I’m of the belief that you pay for it over there? Regards,D.J.

It was Karl Marx who said that about religion being the opiate of the masses.

leigh kitchen 06-03-21 07:04 PM

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Knock knock

Who's there?

Biggish

Biggishwho?

Sorry mate, got one already.......

leigh kitchen 06-03-21 07:05 PM

I'll get me coat.......

Artynut 07-03-21 02:31 PM

Don’t forget to turn off the TV on your way out!

leigh kitchen 07-03-21 05:59 PM

Larf? - I almos' paid me tv license.

Wobbler 09-03-21 09:14 AM

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SemperFi.. (Jay) Don’t know where you’re from..... but did you ever watch the series “Danger-UXB”.? I’m wondering, to the untrained eye, the episodes were pretty impressive, (technically), but were the actions undertaken really well done and truthful to the “Trained Eye”? Maybe a trifle out of your timeline but give us the “Gen”. Regards, D.J.

They’ve been rerunning the series here in Blighty from time to time recently on a wonderful little channel called Talking Pictures TV. It was as gripping and tense, to me anyway, as when I first watched it back in the 70s.

Brian Conyngham 04-05-21 04:27 PM

When I was a lot younger there were loads of blasting near our home as they were making a new freeway. Can clearly remember watching this and they used to cover the blast area with large blast blankets as they called them, made from interwoven strips of old car tyres.

At the time of the blast the vast majority of the rocks were trapped by these blast blankets, there were of course the odd flying rock but being kept at a safe distance we were safe along with nearby houses.

Brian

Home Guard 04-05-21 08:46 PM

They did some blasting on our street and also used some kind of blanket material to cover the blast area. Worked well and there would be a slight carumph and a slight lifting of the blanket, but no shrapnel. The blanket was so heavy they had to use a dirt hog to move it around. Was very glad when they finished and we suffered now wall damage.

Terry


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