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Davy1

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BBC2 Programme - "The Silent War" Tonight (Thursday) 9pm
« on: December 05, 2013, 10:58:56 AM »

Hi All,

This could be interesting.
Recollections of Cold War Submariners (US, UK & USSR).
Billed as what REALLY happened on submarines during the Cold War.

David
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Re: BBC2 Programme - "The Silent War" Tonight (Thursday) 9pm
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2013, 01:05:35 PM »

Hi Guys,

Busy night on TV!

The BBC have just let me know that a piece on "Resurgam" will be on the One Show tonight at 7pm.

Sadly my contribution (and my model) never made it to the screen but it was fun meeting the whole team at the University swimming pool in Chester.

Enjoy the piece on the Reverend Garrett - quite a guy!

David
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Re: BBC2 Programme - "The Silent War" Tonight (Thursday) 9pm
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2013, 08:56:08 AM »

"The Silent War" was interesting. Good to see near official recognition of our subs hitting "icebergs"!

Sadly the piece on "Resurgam" must have been bumped off the One Show by live weather reports from the East Coast. No idea when, if ever, it will be shown.

David
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Re: BBC2 Programme - "The Silent War" Tonight (Thursday) 9pm
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2013, 09:54:18 AM »

For as , those from different countries does anybody can record and post on Youtube?.   :-))
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Re: BBC2 Programme - "The Silent War" Tonight (Thursday) 9pm
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2013, 01:47:34 PM »

For as , those from different countries does anybody can record and post on Youtube?.   :-))
I Don't think the BBC allow posts of their programs  <*< , they have their own section on Youtube , it may be on there sometime . . .
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Re: BBC2 Programme - "The Silent War" Tonight (Thursday) 9pm
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2013, 08:37:09 AM »

Second one of this series tonight. (Thursday)

David
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Re: BBC2 Programme - "The Silent War" Tonight (Thursday) 9pm
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2013, 10:33:40 AM »

Well Part One was excellent, hoping for the same again

Geoff
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Re: BBC2 Programme - "The Silent War" Tonight (Thursday) 9pm
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2013, 10:58:28 AM »

HELLO,
 
Is these part one:
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJOPJpQQlBM   ok2
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Re: BBC2 Programme - "The Silent War" Tonight (Thursday) 9pm
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2013, 02:56:24 PM »

Yes , that's the one, and excellent it was too !!
 
I'll be glued to the box tonight at 9 pm.
 
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Re: BBC2 Programme - "The Silent War" Tonight (Thursday) 9pm
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2013, 07:47:18 PM »

I am SORRY if I am going to upset/offend anyone but , in my opinion wasn't so good as I expected.
Lots , lots of BLA ,BLA ,BLA same old stories , things about everyone knows it !!!.   :}   :}
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Re: BBC2 Programme - "The Silent War" Tonight (Thursday) 9pm
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2013, 10:43:04 AM »

Good programmes , I thought.

Marius - "Talking Heads" in English (with different accents) will be difficult for you when English is not your first language!

You may find that BLA, BLA, BLA turns to only BLA if you listen for a second or third time!

True there were no huge revelations but a lot of detail was filled in. For example, I had no idea how close we were to Armaggedon during the Cuban Missile crisis. I think we were told that the Russian missiles were not operational at the time of the incident!

The programmes gave the impression of the world on the knife edge for many decades reliant on the good judgement of a handful of military men.

David


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Re: BBC2 Programme - "The Silent War" Tonight (Thursday) 9pm
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2013, 01:53:51 PM »

Thanks DAVID.  :-))
 
I wheel tray to follow Your advice , to listen again that Movie.  ok2
 
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Re: BBC2 Programme - "The Silent War" Tonight (Thursday) 9pm
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2013, 04:07:56 PM »

Swimbo watched last nights episode with me.
'So that's where you were that Christmas when
you sailed early'

Can't get away with nowt <*<

We never told even our wives what we were up to.

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Re: BBC2 Programme - "The Silent War" Tonight (Thursday) 9pm
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2013, 07:43:17 PM »

After watching both parts, I was amazed at what both sides achieved and how close Armageddon really was!
Like others I had read about some of the exploits but most of it was an eye opener, I knew that British submariners were mad but I didn't think that they would take something the size of HMS Swiftsure so close to the Kiev and stay there for a day. I had read about similar tactics used by HMS Conqueror during the Falklands when she was following the Belgrano but didn't know that they got that close to a Soviet aircraft carrier and got away with it!
A good programme enjoyed by me and my Dad! :-))
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« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2013, 08:00:59 PM »

 :embarrassed: ...

A number of years ago  :o during a RIMPAC exercise .....one of our OZ submarines positioned itself & photographed the  carrier U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln via the cross hairs of it's periscope....the photograph was published in the Perth daily papers

.......how did an enemy sub break in between the destroyer escorts & anti-submarine helos that were 24/7 encircling & protecting the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln
Our American colleague's were not happy  <*< .....Derek

"Finally, during RIMPAC 2000 it was reported that H.M.A.S. Waller had sunk two American nuclear submarines and gotten dangerously close to the carrier U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln. Even more ominous, asserted researcher Maryanne Kelton, is that: “Even though the exercises were planned and the US group knew that Waller was in the designated target area, they were still unable to locate it. New Minister for Defence, Robert Hill, recorded later that the ‘Americans are finding them exceptional boats…in exercises with the Americans they astound the Americans in terms of their capability, their speed, their agility, their loitering capacity, they can do all sorts of things that the American submarines can’t do as well.’”
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« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2013, 08:13:39 PM »

Sonar isn't like in the movies. Wasn't then and isn't now.
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« Reply #16 on: December 13, 2013, 10:30:06 PM »

I agree raflaunches, scary stuff indeed !
 
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