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Tankies: Tank Heroes of WW11

Discussion in 'Films, Music and All Things Artsy' started by fairy_nuff, Jan 4, 2013.

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  1. 9pm BBC Sunday 6th Jan
     
  2. sirbhp

    sirbhp LE Book Reviewer

    does it feature hobarts funnies do you know ?
     
  3. [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?
     
  4. When did World War Eleven start then?
     
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  5. Probably on the North West Frontier. IIRC some light tanks were used in the 1938 (?) campaign.

    Edited to add-

    http://www.khyber.org/publications/041-045/armyininda.shtml

    Mohmand campaign 1935:

    Waziristan 1936-37:

     
  6. After World War 10, stupid!
     
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  7. I thought it was a good program
     
  8. Seconded. Like the way the narrator and author compared vision in pnz3 to Chieftain. I detected a personal moan there.
     
  9. I'd just like to know what the cavalry were doing whilst the RTR fought the Germans.
     
  10. 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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  11. Interesting programme.

    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.
     
  12. Raising the tone to what would otherwise be a vulgar brawl!
     
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  13. 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