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Title: Pearl Harbour
Post by: jaymac on December 08, 2016, 07:08:29 PM
This Saturday channel 4  2000Hrs New evidence they knew it was coming  then followed at 2100hrs on More4 with Mystery Japanese subs in Pearl harbour  Though I think this has been on before 
Title: Re: Pearl Harbour
Post by: Nemo on December 08, 2016, 09:39:29 PM
It has - several times!
Title: Re: Pearl Harbour
Post by: Netleyned on December 08, 2016, 09:43:05 PM
Just like some of your jokes  %% %% %%
Ned
Title: Re: Pearl Harbour
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on December 08, 2016, 10:01:10 PM
Just like some of your jokes  %% %% %%
Ned

 :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Pearl Harbour
Post by: roycv on December 09, 2016, 09:28:20 AM
I thought Gary Sparrow saved the American bacon there!  (Goodnight Sweetheart, repeated on Yesterday and Forces TV).
regards Roy
Title: Re: Pearl Harbour
Post by: Nemo on December 09, 2016, 12:21:35 PM
Just like some of your jokes  %% %% %% Ned

Ned, was that really necessary! >>:-(
Title: Re: Pearl Harbour
Post by: Netleyned on December 09, 2016, 01:39:56 PM
Seemed a good idea at the time
after a few birthday malts Bob :P
No offence mate, I enjoy reading
them, even the oldies :-))
Ned
Title: Re: Pearl Harbour
Post by: Jonty on December 10, 2016, 07:56:28 PM
  Don't tell me we share a birthday, Ned. And what malt were you enjoying? I have yet to broach the Smith's Founder's Reserve Glenlivet my wife gave me. Won't be long, though!
Title: Re: Pearl Harbour
Post by: Jonty on December 10, 2016, 11:26:46 PM
  Interesting programme, but nothing new. In fact, they could just have based it on The Man Who Broke Purple by Ronald W. Clark published in 1977.

  One thing they did not mention is that by happy chance (one there for the conspiracy theorists) all the American aircraft carriers were at sea at the time of the attack.
Title: Re: Pearl Harbour
Post by: ballastanksian on December 11, 2016, 09:34:04 AM
If the US knew of the impending attack then it makes perfect sense to get them out at sea as they knew the Japanese were well equipped with carriers and both sides would have made similar conclusions from the Taranto raid by the RN the previous year made by slower aircraft than equivalent American or Japanese carrier aircraft.

It was tragic that the US Battlefleet was so badly rent, but they were becoming very expensive deterrents and escort vessels for the newer naval weapons system. That so many sailors made the supreme sacrifice is trebly tragic.
Title: Re: Pearl Harbour
Post by: Netleyned on December 11, 2016, 02:49:04 PM
  Don't tell me we share a birthday, Ned. And what malt were you enjoying? I have yet to broach the Smith's Founder's Reserve Glenlivet my wife gave me. Won't be long, though!


Year of 42 Jonty
A nice bottle of Laphroaig Quarter Cask now in
the recycling bin in more ways than one :-))


Ned
Title: Re: Pearl Harbour
Post by: roycv on December 11, 2016, 03:04:05 PM
Nice to know we have some young members ready to inherit all the boats.
Happy Birthday,
Roy
Title: Re: Pearl Harbour
Post by: Jonty on December 11, 2016, 04:47:32 PM
  And I'm a year younger than Ned!

  My two daughters, incidentally, were born on Pearl Harbor Day and Independence Day. Pity I didn't have the wit to get married on an equally memorable date!
Title: Re: Pearl Harbour
Post by: NFMike on December 11, 2016, 05:37:24 PM
Pity I didn't have the wit to get married on an equally memorable date!
I have no trouble remembering ... SWMBO's birthday is the 2nd April and our wedding anniversary is the day before  %)
Title: Re: Pearl Harbour
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on December 11, 2016, 09:05:46 PM
I have no trouble remembering ... SWMBO's birthday is the 2nd April and our wedding anniversary is the day before  %)

I am not going there ok2 ok2 ok2
Title: Re: Pearl Harbour
Post by: dougal99 on December 11, 2016, 10:31:42 PM
I have no trouble remembering ... SWMBO's birthday is the 2nd April and our wedding anniversary is the day before  %)


Married on Easter Saturday 1972 perchance?