The desecration of the Iwo Jima US flag raising by a Union!

#1
Not sure where this should go but and however, has anyone seen the banner the British Airways Stewards and Stewardesses Association (BASSA) are displaying in their fight against BA, with the help of UNITE the union? All to do with their battle with British Airways but the battle the USMC fought was real theirs are words!

I am mad as hell that they have designed a banner based on the USMC sacred memorial at Arlington Cemetary of the raising the US flag at Iwo Jima. It is a despicable act. It desecrates the memory of 26,038 men of whom 6,821 were killed. The total number of marines killed or wounded at IJ is over 16,000 more than on the US landings on D-Day. Our own marines will be livid I am sure and it beggars belief that anyone would dare to act in this way.

I would ask you to email the www.office@Bassa.co.uk voicing your strong objections to this travesty. The more who write the harder it will be for BASSA to keep this 'thing.'
 
#2
Don't forget to get outraged over these images too



 

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#3
Mate, I have seen so many spoofs/imitations of that Rosenthal photo over the years to get too excited about this. Here are some examples:









and so on and so on ...
 
#5


One ticket for the outrage bus please. Do we get to choose window or aisle? Can I not sit next to Auld Yin, he smells of Bushmills and urine.
 

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#7
crabby said:


One ticket for the outrage bus please. Do we get to choose window or aisle? Can I not sit next to Auld Yin, he smells of Bushmills and urine.
Drink a bog Irish mouthwash when there is beautiful Scotch single Malts available - I think not.
 
#8
That lot says it all really.

It makes no difference the FACTS are the same and the what if's will apply - just let us hope that a similar example does not denegrate the current loss of life and limb. No one deserves that. Do they?
 
#9
Auld-Yin said:
crabby said:


One ticket for the outrage bus please. Do we get to choose window or aisle? Can I not sit next to Auld Yin, he smells of Bushmills and urine.
Drink a bog Irish mouthwash when there is beautiful Scotch single Malts available - I think not.
:clap:

... shame you have admitted, by a lack of defence, that you do actually smell of wee though.... :roll:
 
#10
StickyToffeePudding said:
Auld-Yin said:
crabby said:


One ticket for the outrage bus please. Do we get to choose window or aisle? Can I not sit next to Auld Yin, he smells of Bushmills and urine.
Drink a bog Irish mouthwash when there is beautiful Scotch single Malts available - I think not.
:clap:

... shame you have admitted, by a lack of defence, that you do actually smell of wee though.... :roll:
I'm a p1ss-stained old Jock who likes a drop of single malt - I'll sit beside him.

C_C
 

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#11
RoyalTankR said:
Not sure where this should go but and however, has anyone seen the banner the British Airways Stewards and Stewardesses Association (BASSA) are displaying in their fight against BA, with the help of UNITE the union? All to do with their battle with British Airways but the battle the USMC fought was real theirs are words!

I am mad as hell that they have designed a banner based on the USMC sacred memorial at Arlington Cemetary of the raising the US flag at Iwo Jima. It is a despicable act. It desecrates the memory of 26,038 men of whom 6,821 were killed. The total number of marines killed or wounded at IJ is over 16,000 more than on the US landings on D-Day. Our own marines will be livid I am sure and it beggars belief that anyone would dare to act in this way.

I would ask you to email the www.office@Bassa.co.uk voicing your strong objections to this travesty. The more who write the harder it will be for BASSA to keep this 'thing.'
Oh, thanks. I'll have a gin and tonic and a dry white wine for my wife. Can we have an extra packet of dry roasted nuts? We've looked at the lunch menu. Does the wild salmon dish come without sauce?

Could you look at this recliner? There seems to be a problem with the footrest bit.
 
#13
It might have been worse had the original photo not been been posed,bit like the raising of the Soviet flag over the Reichstag,originally a woman,lo and behold,2 days later she's had a sex change.

It's a photo FFS,get a life.
 
#15
Command_doh said:
Yeah, the original photo was a fake re-enactment ffs.
Is this a wah?

It wasn't posed. It was thought it had been posed because a smaller flag was replaced with a FOGB flag, allowing the photographer to get it all lined up. I'm sure the story is on wikipedia.
 

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#16
Onetap said:
Command_doh said:
Yeah, the original photo was a fake re-enactment ffs.
Is this a wah?

It wasn't posed. It was thought it had been posed because a smaller flag was replaced with a FOGB flag, allowing the photographer to get it all lined up. I'm sure the story is on wikipedia.
No its not a fcuking wah.

As it was re-posed, its not genuine. Wikipedia is edited by anyone and everyone.
 
#17
A little-known fact about the official piccie of the Ivans hoisting their rag on top of the Reichstagsgebäude after capturing Berlin, is that most of them had been doing their fair share of plundering beforehand (like you do). On the original piccie, the geezer on the right had about a dozen watches on each forearm, which were subsequently removed with the 1945 version of Photoshop.

MsG
 
#18
Command_doh said:
No its not a fcuking wah.

As it was re-posed, its not genuine. Wikipedia is edited by anyone and everyone.
You really are that dense? Wow!

The version on Wikipedia (I just checked to make sure I wasn't mistaken) is the same as every other version I've read. The men photographed were replacing the first flag with a bigger one, they were being fired on at intervals and 3 of the 6 died during the battle of Iwo Jima. They were marines engaged in some vicous fighting, not models snapped at some safe location. It wasn't staged, the picture was exploited for propaganda purposes after Rosenthal had taken it.

Who says it was posed, besides you? It's an urban myth and it's bolleaux.
 

RP578

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#19
Command_doh said:
As it was re-posed, its not genuine. Wikipedia is edited by anyone and everyone.
That shot was not reposed or even posed, it was a candid shot. Rosenthal did pose a shot after the flag was up, which is just the Marines sitting underneath the flag (see below). Understandably AP decided to run with the far stronger candid shot.

 

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#20
Bugsy said:
A little-known fact about the official piccie of the Ivans hoisting their rag on top of the Reichstagsgebäude after capturing Berlin, is that most of them had been doing their fair share of plundering beforehand (like you do). On the original piccie, the geezer on the right had about a dozen watches on each forearm, which were subsequently removed with the 1945 version of Photoshop.

MsG
A technique that we used to call Cutting Pasting and Airbrushing. An artform that was mastered in the Soviet Union of the 1930's. Trotsky? Never existed! :D
 

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