Discussion in 'Films, Music and All Things Artsy' started by fairy_nuff, Jan 4, 2013.
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9pm BBC Sunday 6th Jan
does it feature hobarts funnies do you know ?
BBC Two - Tankies: Tank Heroes of World War II, Episode 1
have a look
[h=1]"Tank Commander Harry Finlayson had fought in India before serving with 5RTR in the desert."[/h]
From the web page - does anyone know what fight he was in - in India?
When did World War Eleven start then?
Probably on the North West Frontier. IIRC some light tanks were used in the 1938 (?) campaign.
Edited to add-
Mohmand campaign 1935:
After World War 10, stupid!
I thought it was a good program
Seconded. Like the way the narrator and author compared vision in pnz3 to Chieftain. I detected a personal moan there.
I'd just like to know what the cavalry were doing whilst the RTR fought the Germans.
Memory has let me down here i cant remember the author, but he was the tank driver in the programe, jack? ?
His book is outstanding, he was 5rtr untill his death a few weeks before the war in europe ended
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Clearly some of the VSO's didn't quite grasp this new fangled tank business in the desert and thought it was a game of tally ho chaps rather than serious stuff that required tactics and thought.
Raising the tone to what would otherwise be a vulgar brawl!
As Urban is ex-RTR, I suspect it would have found it hard to swallow to make a program about the glorious Cavalry.
I found it interesting from a battle POV, but it told me nothing about Tank warfare or life in Tanks. I was interested to see a running Pz.Kpfw. III
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