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I'm really looking forward to a WWII tank film, and this one should fit the bill.

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I have met some USMF members on set already !!!!

 

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Hey Owen...give me a call sometime! I want to come down to Salisbury! ;)

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Bob thanks for the link to Mr Ayers IMDB page. The movie sounds interesting and having a forum member actively involved is great. Had not realized Mr. Ayers hails from just down the road from me in Champaign, IL, home of the "Fighting Illini"

 

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Glad to see that Brad's had his hair cut (at last!)

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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I note the cavalry boots. Is this just meant to make Brad Pitt's character "idiosyncratic"? It would be more appropriate if he wore HBT coveralls and a tanker jacket like the vast majority of tankers in WW2.

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Maybe he's modeling himself on Gen. Patton?! ;)

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Everybody knows the proper etiquette for hats in WWII was to flip the bill up and smoke a cig.

 

I'm the kind of guy that has an easier time reading stuff from the 1700s, or French, even Shakespeare, than twitter. Think I'll keep it that way. This forum is as social as I get.

Looking for the following:

452nd and 447th Bomb Group items

Anything 12th Armored- especially uniforms

155th Assault Helicopter Company, Camp Coryell, or Ban Me Thuot Vietnam items[/center]


WWII US Navy Uniforms from the Battle Off Samar: USS Johnston DD-557, USS Hoel DD-553, USS Samuel B. Roberts DE-413, USS Heermann DD-532, USS Dennis DE-405, USS John C. Butler DE-339, USS Raymond DE-341, USS Fanshaw Bay St. Lo, White Plains, Kalinin Bay, Kitkun Bay and Gambier Bay...


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Hello All,

 

Can't say much as we have been told not to put details on public media but suffice to say several 2nd Armored in Europe www.2ndarmoredineurope.co.uk tanks are participating in the film and several group members ( the self employed ones ! ) are advisors and trainers on the film.

 

A considerable number of other group members are participating in the film in addition. Several days have been spent at the main filming location and We are going to Pinewood Studios tomorrow for costume fitting.

 

This is the first time this scenario and time frame has been filmed since BRIDGE AT REMARGEN way back in 1968 and as many have said, it is NOT at last, about paratroopers, Rangers, 8th Airforce, Marines etc, ( no disrespect to the memory of those guys ) but is based around a non elite " common" unit.

 

I will also mention our major 2014 2nd Armored commemorative trip to France and Belgium on the 70th anniversary of the Breakout which will see the vehicles used in the film on the actual battlefields on the anniversary which quality re-enactors are invited to participate in.

 

Information can be obtained by emailing : 2ndarmoredineurope2014@gmail.com

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Picture looks good, even if the boots are weird for the role. That being said, I have to tell a story my dad was told by a vet. Now, I think he was American (dad worked with a German WWII vet that emigrated), but the long story short is that he asked an Arab or colonial African soldier he was friendly with to get him a pair of enemy boots (I always pictured jackboots, but I doubt those were real practical in North Africa), and sure enough, the guy delivered. He just forgot to take he previous owners feet out of them first! Maybe brad's aren't that weird after all!

Looking for the following:

452nd and 447th Bomb Group items

Anything 12th Armored- especially uniforms

155th Assault Helicopter Company, Camp Coryell, or Ban Me Thuot Vietnam items[/center]


WWII US Navy Uniforms from the Battle Off Samar: USS Johnston DD-557, USS Hoel DD-553, USS Samuel B. Roberts DE-413, USS Heermann DD-532, USS Dennis DE-405, USS John C. Butler DE-339, USS Raymond DE-341, USS Fanshaw Bay St. Lo, White Plains, Kalinin Bay, Kitkun Bay and Gambier Bay...


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