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Grant S.

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  1. While the silhouette is clearly not the Enterprise, everything else about the patch suggests that it is the Enterprise. The "around the world" could reference the famous trip by the Enterprise, Long Beach and Bainbridge. The "in the dark" suggests the Engineering Dept. If you read the silhouette as a reference to nuclear power you get "The Nuclear Option," a common phrase back then. The incorrect shape of the superstructure could just be because the maker didn't realize the Enterprise was so distinctive or didn't have a pattern for it. Operation Sea Orbit
  2. He has no understanding or liking of the military. He has no clue about the kind of stresses a senior commander is under. He doesn't know what it is to be a leader of men. His acting range is limited. He has never had a similar role. Of course, you could say this about 90% of actors, but when I picture Adm. Nimitz, Woody Harrelson is literally the last person that comes to mind as a suitable actor to portray him. Off the top of my head I would say Kiefer Sutherland is a better choice. I might actually watch the movie were he in it, but with Woody, I'll pass. And that's the last
  3. Every war movie ever made has had an "historical advisor." Take three recent examples - War Horse, Fury and Dunkirk. All had historically accurate uniforms and equipment, yet all were terrible (in my opinion, of course) because of choices the director made. This movie will be no different.
  4. The remake no one asked for starring possibly the most inappropriate actor ever as Adm. Nimitz. Can't wait. I guarantee at least 3 bomb's-eye views of bombs being dropped on carriers. Nimitz will talk directly to pilots in their cockpits. Ships will explode as if they were made of solid nitro glycerine. Look closely and you will see at least three people wearing WWII Victory ribbons.
  5. "CONELRAD" stands (stood?) for control of electromagnetic radiation. Maybe CONRAD shortened it to control of radiation?
  6. So if you got out after WWII and reenlisted or were drafted for Korea, you would remove your honorable discharge patch while serving, right? This never occured to me until I saw the first jacket.
  7. I don't see a crown. The letters "USMS" may look like a crown, but they are not. Clearly a British coat, though. My guess is mash-up theatrical piece. The buttons and coat both have value, they just don't go together.
  8. I have seen a lot of razors but none like this. My guess would be British or German. Obviously if you can find who's manufacturer's mark that is you'll have the answer.
  9. Coincidentally I just saw a cut down barrel carrier just like that in an antique mall. My first thought when I saw it was 'machete sheath!' Then when I got up close it was 'oh...'
  10. Just to add to the chorus, at the museum I have seen 100 uniforms with similar markings, sometimes in multiple places, with no reason to doubt the authenticity of any of them.
  11. I think I saw a picture of that in Emerson. Ralph Waldo Emerson. In his short "military headgear designs" period.
  12. Just a guess but could be British .455. Looks pretty much the same as the US one.
  13. "Acid test" usually means they are made by AMCRAFT. And yes, this happens all the time.
  14. Looks like a home-made commemorative patch.
  15. Funny how long-dormant threads just come back to life. We still have the bottles, by the way.
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