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View Wisbech Eagle's Profile Wisbech Eagle Flag Truro Cornwall 25 Mar 20 9.42am Send a Private Message to Wisbech Eagle Add Wisbech Eagle as a friend

How do people feel the BBC is doing in this crisis?

Are you all just as cynical as ever?

I think it is showing just how valuable a national asset it is. Keeping us informed without spin, calmly and objectively.

I am listening to Radio 4 and 5 a lot during the day, due to my current task and both are brilliant. Lots of uplifting stories with presenters who clearly care. The way they have adapted is great.

 

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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Flag Chatham 25 Mar 20 9.46am Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Originally posted by Wisbech Eagle

How do people feel the BBC is doing in this crisis?

Are you all just as cynical as ever?

I think it is showing just how valuable a national asset it is. Keeping us informed without spin, calmly and objectively.

I am listening to Radio 4 and 5 a lot during the day, due to my current task and both are brilliant. Lots of uplifting stories with presenters who clearly care. The way they have adapted is great.

Even a broken clock is correct twice a day.

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 25 Mar 20 9.47am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by Wisbech Eagle

How do people feel the BBC is doing in this crisis?

Are you all just as cynical as ever?

I think it is showing just how valuable a national asset it is. Keeping us informed without spin, calmly and objectively.

I am listening to Radio 4 and 5 a lot during the day, due to my current task and both are brilliant. Lots of uplifting stories with presenters who clearly care. The way they have adapted is great.

I am purposely avoiding the news. I would rather not spend my day listening to BBC and LBC I get that for some people it's important but I think I have grasped the idea stay in doors and wash your hands.

I have no idea how the BBC is getting on I am preferring to listen to music and read plus help my neighbours.

The only good thing I know that BBC has done is delay charging the over 75's.

 


One more point

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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Flag 25 Mar 20 10.07am Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by eagleman13

Dont forget, Above Us The Waves, The Cruel Sea, The Longest Day, Bridge To Far.

It seems to me the 'Brits' really knew how to make a damm good war film & not distort the truth, unlike our cousins across the pond.

A bit of trivia. Richard Todd played the part of a Colonel Howard in The Longest Day. In real life he was a paratrooper who took part in the assault on Pegasus Bridge to relieve Colonel Howard’s men so someone else was cast in the part of “Richard Todd” .

 

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View Spiderman's Profile Spiderman Flag Horsham 25 Mar 20 10.14am Send a Private Message to Spiderman Add Spiderman as a friend

Originally posted by eagleman13

Dont forget, Above Us The Waves, The Cruel Sea, The Longest Day, Bridge To Far.

It seems to me the 'Brits' really knew how to make a damm good war film & not distort the truth, unlike our cousins across the pond.

Not sure about your last paragraph. My parents were friendly with a chap who fought at Arnhem, he was only one of two survivors of his company. He was captured and then shot in the hand. He spoke very highly of the medical treatment he received from the Germans but would never watch the Longest Day as he believed that the portrayal of the US troops was far from reality, he really didn’t rate them at all. Told stories of US prisoners giving Red Cross food parcels to guards in exchange for better treatment.
This chaps photo appeared in the book, as he was preparing to parachute.
Overall I agree with the assessments of the films, I do like a good “oldie” war film

 

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View eagleman13's Profile eagleman13 Flag On The Road To Hell & Alicante 25 Mar 20 10.15am Send a Private Message to eagleman13 Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add eagleman13 as a friend

Originally posted by Teddy Eagle

A bit of trivia. Richard Todd played the part of a Colonel Howard in The Longest Day. In real life he was a paratrooper who took part in the assault on Pegasus Bridge to relieve Colonel Howard’s men so someone else was cast in the part of “Richard Todd” .

WOW . .
That is one hell of a piece of trivia. Right, mind made up, thats my lockdown film for this afternoon & Wisbech Eagle, i will be looking out for that.

 


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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Flag 25 Mar 20 10.42am Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Wisbech Eagle

How do people feel the BBC is doing in this crisis?

Are you all just as cynical as ever?

I think it is showing just how valuable a national asset it is. Keeping us informed without spin, calmly and objectively.

I find it amusing that in the major news bulletins they show the Prime Minister / Health Secretary taking questions from Laura Kuenssberg but not from Robert Peston or the Sky reporter whether hers is the most relevant question or not

 

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View davenotamonkey's Profile davenotamonkey Flag 25 Mar 20 10.56am Send a Private Message to davenotamonkey Add davenotamonkey as a friend

Originally posted by Midlands Eagle

I find it amusing that in the major news bulletins they show the Prime Minister / Health Secretary taking questions from Laura Kuenssberg but not from Robert Peston or the Sky reporter whether hers is the most relevant question or not

Probably because showboating Peston would take the entire Q&A session up with a long-winded pointless "question" that is actually really a statement of his agenda, and then say "sorry, we're out of time". Insufferable prick.

...and yet, despite that, I did hear him ask a question on one of the daily pressers. It put me to sleep.

 

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View Cucking Funt's Profile Cucking Funt Flag Elm Guest House 25 Mar 20 10.58am Send a Private Message to Cucking Funt Add Cucking Funt as a friend

Originally posted by Teddy Eagle

A bit of trivia. Richard Todd played the part of a Colonel Howard in The Longest Day. In real life he was a paratrooper who took part in the assault on Pegasus Bridge to relieve Colonel Howard’s men so someone else was cast in the part of “Richard Todd” .

"Hold until relieved"

 


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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Flag 25 Mar 20 11.02am Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Cucking Funt

"Hold until relieved"

Back to the Izal thread.

 

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 25 Mar 20 12.02pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Originally posted by cryrst

Tbh I do like all quiet on the western front but the other side are the stars.
The one with john boy in it.
Also saving private Ryan.
Dont know if suitable but the patriot and braveheart.

Braveheart is terrible but great fun. From what you have said - 'All Quiet on the Western Front' is brilliant. They remastered the original recently, you might be able to find that. So ahead of its time - made in inter-war Germany. No Ernest Borgnine.
You must know Kubrick's early 'Paths of Glory' with Kirk Douglas. If you don't,drop everything and watch it now. Or watch it sometime in the next couple of weeks, months or whatever.

 


I used to put the manager's name in front of Red and Blue but got fed up with changing it. If someone cool becomes our manager then maybe..

Red and Blue Army!

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View eagleman13's Profile eagleman13 Flag On The Road To Hell & Alicante 25 Mar 20 1.02pm Send a Private Message to eagleman13 Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add eagleman13 as a friend

Originally posted by ASCPFC

Braveheart is terrible but great fun. From what you have said - 'All Quiet on the Western Front' is brilliant. They remastered the original recently, you might be able to find that. So ahead of its time - made in inter-war Germany. No Ernest Borgnine.
You must know Kubrick's early 'Paths of Glory' with Kirk Douglas. If you don't,drop everything and watch it now. Or watch it sometime in the next couple of weeks, months or whatever.

^^^ The Bit In Red ^^^

I completely forgot about this film, i will now go & find it from somewhere. The 'futility of war' springs to mind.

 


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