Exactly 75 years ago today..

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Exactly 75 years ago today..

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:03 am

......The SAS was formed. Who dares wins



I have just bought a copy this commemorative work

I have edition 539 of the first 750.
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Re: Exactly 75 years ago today..

Postby Niner Delta » Sun Aug 28, 2016 5:52 pm

An American tv show in the late'60s, called "The Rat Patrol" was mostly based on this group
and Popski's Private Army. I don't think the US had a group like this in the desert.

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Re: Exactly 75 years ago today..

Postby DuncaninFrance » Mon Aug 29, 2016 3:30 am

That programme was based on Jack & Jill Vern, pure Hollywood escapism and nothing else.
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Re: Exactly 75 years ago today..

Postby Aughnanure » Mon Aug 29, 2016 5:55 am

Duncan,

The guns on the jeeps are Vickers 'K' machine guns that were redundant for air use but were ideal for what Stirling had in mind.
There is a story that a particular Air Marshal was not amused when it was jestingly suggested to him that Stirling should be given a high Air Force decoration because he was responsible for destroying more enemy planes in the desert campaign than anyone in the RAF.
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Re: Exactly 75 years ago today..

Postby Niner Delta » Mon Aug 29, 2016 5:19 pm

"That programme was based on Jack & Jill Vern, pure Hollywood escapism and nothing else."

Well duh! Of course it was. Closer to McHale's Navy and Hogan's Heroes, just more action than comedy.
No one ever believed it was true stories for all 58 episodes, any more than it was believed that
Black Sheep Squadron was all true. They were all pure entertainment, VERY LOOSLEY based on some real
people and situations, not historical documentaries.
I guess everyone but you already knew that, but you told us anyway. Thank you Captain Obvious... :lol: :lol:

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