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Old 03-31-2016, 08:23 AM   #21
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War movies eh? Great topic, I must confess I'm a total addict. I have collected them from all over the world back to the earliest days of film. Wife hates them.

For comedic relief, The Great Dictator by Charlie Chaplin is among my many favourites.

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Old 03-31-2016, 09:23 AM   #22
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Red October...they went into Pamlico Sound (NC) which on a good day is no where near deep enough anywhere. Still a great movie and one of my all time favorites.
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Old 03-31-2016, 09:28 AM   #23
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I stumbled on an interesting one while searching for John Wayne movies.

Sea Chase.

Wayne plays a German steamer capt in the early days of WW2. Not his trademark role.
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Old 03-31-2016, 09:37 AM   #24
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Every so often one of my friends will need a man's night. We'll get together without the women, watch The Big Labowski, drink White Russians, and tell lies.
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Old 03-31-2016, 10:07 AM   #25
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What about The Final Countdown? Imagine what would have happened with the Nimitz time warped back to December 6th, 1941.
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Old 03-31-2016, 11:13 AM   #27
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"The Bedford Incident"

The Bedford Incident (1965) - IMDb
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The African Queen. I drank a lot of Gordon's Gin after watching this classic but final gave into Tanqueray.
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Old 03-31-2016, 02:08 PM   #29
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"The African Queen. I drank a lot of Gordon's Gin after watching this classic but final gave into Tanqueray. "


Now you're talking. C.S. Forester, Bogey and Hepburn, great movie even better book.


For several years now they have been having a Bogart Film Festival in Key Largo.
I think his son does it. I can't think of a better place to watch Bogart films. Not only is the island named after one of his films but the real African Queen from the movie is docked there.
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The "African Queen" is probably the root cause of why:

1. I became an engineer,

2. Addicted to boats.
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What about non-fiction? Lots of good TV series about various wars and warships, NOVA shows about the ocean, etc.
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Patton--Bridge on the River Quai-Zulu-Midway
Not in that order necessarily, and not on unless the admiral is out of town. She hates re-runs (or come to think of it even pre-runs) of war pics.
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Ski in NC, ever work on a reciprocating steam engine ? All the old Navy destroyers had one in each engine room for pumping bilges. We could even rig them up to run off compressed air when the boilers where idle.
Then there's the movie " Sand Pebbles " that was a Skinner Uni-Flow reciprocating engine, never worked on or operated one of those but had to know them from the manuals for promotion exams.
Correction, I just googled up info on the steam engine and found out it was made by Vickers and the engine room scenes where shot in California. The USS San Pablo actual was powered by a Diesel engine for the movie.
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Spare my soul but have you seen "Wind." I love that movie too.
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Old 03-31-2016, 11:46 PM   #35
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Take a look at English film 'The Longest Day'. If you follow my posts last year on 'Voyagers and boaters on the Go' you can see photo's of the actual sites. There are a few more in this years post called 'Windmills and Wine' and still more to come.
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There are some war movies when I find one flipping through the channels that are must stop and watch. Water related ones besides RO:
The Enemy Below
Tora, Tora, Tora
Midway
The Caine Mutiny
Das Boot
Sand Pebbles
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Greetings,
If discussing war movies with the number of pilots on TF, boats aside, I'm surprised no-one has mentioned "The Battle of Britain". The production crew "hired" the Spanish air force which was still flying vintage WWll German aircraft. Filming was done from a B-25.
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How could I have left off the Sand Pebbles? "mensteemstawal" Warms the cockles of my former machinist mate heart.
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