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RAAArtyGunner

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British Engineering
« on: December 01, 2013, 02:57:26 AM »

 
Nostalgia.
 
Nothing to do with boats except for the old shipping and ferries captured in background etc.
 
Poms did us proud. It's there for all to see  :-)) :-)) :-))
 
 http://www.youtube.com/embed/Jy5cZ-IO0Eg?feature=player_detailpage
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Re: British Engineering
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2013, 03:22:08 AM »

.............The official opening of the Sydney Harbour bridge.........good footage RAAArtyGunner.... %)

The notable absence in this newsreel is the ‘De Groot incident’ where an officer of the New Guard, Captain Francis De Groot, on horseback, slashed the ribbon with his sword – beating the Premier to the task. De Groot was quickly escorted away by police and the ribbon was retied for the Premier’s official cutting of the ribbon.

Sounds something that a certain person known to me .... O0 would do {-) ....

They also fail to mention the injuries or fatalities that would not go unreported today...........also note not one safety belt or steel toe capped boot to be seen........Derek
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Re: British Engineering
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2013, 03:25:37 AM »

Nice find, amazing that it only cost 10m pounds in 1932. I did a history inflation calculator thing. If that is 10m GBP then the equivalent today would be 590m. Excellent value.
Interesting to note that the cost overrun was about 60%, same as contracts today.
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