Ambush! - 1960s Training Film

Discussion in 'The Lamp and Sandbag II - The Tall Story Strikes B' started by diehard57, Jul 7, 2009.

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  1. 1x20, 1x10 minute reels on British Pathe

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  2. Can't watch it because I'm at work but is this the one where Paddy Ashdown is the Tp Comd?
  3. They don't make 'em like this any more :) nice find.
  4. I reckon you're thinking of "Troop Attack," but I had no idea that Ashdown was the platoon commander. He certainly toned down his very plummy voice for parliament if that is the case.

    Classic lines like: "Good, that's won the firefight!" After one round with an 84mm. "Request Callsign 5 be made available to cover my advance." Why not just ask for a fire mission?

  5. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    I liked that, I must watch more!
  6. Helicopters on tap, no pesky Journos and not too many inconvenient questions in Parliament.

    R&R in Singapore or Hong Kong with several months pay to get through.

    Seems like a good way to fight a war. Some cam cream might be useful though.
  7. This is a recruiting film on two reels telling the story of a young platoon commander sorting out some border trouble in a friendly Middle Eastern state with a little help from the gunners

    1960 Officer Recruiting Film