War has made work harder for everyone but teachers like others have to change their work to suit the changed conditions but if it is truly possible the children must come through unscathed in mind as well as in body and that is the job we teachers are trying to do .
Mein Gott, a Tiger that actually looks like a Tiger (because it probably was)!Heads up especially for all you Airborne types.
Talking Pictures 13:45 today
Theirs Is The Glory the story of the Battle of Arnhem
Made in 1946 it features 200 men who took part in the now famous operation.
At least they tried to put some spin on it...Just watched ‘ Wonder Woman 1984’ even though I’d seen critical drinkers review of it the kids wanted to watch something new tonight, it was not good at all even my kids were criticising it after 10 minutes and they will usually watch anything But it just made no sense even for a superhero film. Even Gal Gadot couldn’t keep me interested, as an average we gave it 2 stars and that’s being generous.
I too watched and thoroughly enjoyed it ..... via Wiki subsequently discovered it was filmed in the Sudan and Forty soldiers of the 1st Battalion the East Surrey Regiment were used in period uniforms for scenes in which they withstood the Dervish advance en masse .... and heard the order given " Form Square " for the final defence against the horde .The Four Feathers (1939) Talking Pics.
Starring Ralph Richardson, John Clements and, believe it or not, a young John Laurie as the Mahdi.
Very enjoyable adventure film with the British and it’s allies fighting The Khalifa. Lots of battle scenes with the stoic square jawed Tommy fighting the Fuzzy-Wuzzy (‘they don’t like it up ‘em’) in line with steady volley fire.
Story is about an ex soldier who is judged to be a coward when he resigns his commission and is given four white feathers. He then departs to Egypt to redeem himself.
Mein Gott, a Tiger that actually looks like a Tiger (because it probably was)!
In these days of much greater understanding of PTSD, I wonder how many of the 200 that filming it 'took back'? A bit of a pity with the dodgy voice-over, but worthy of a 'classic' as much as the ensemble Hollywood cast of 'A Bridge Too Far', and every bit as realistic and ironic - 'Sorry Mum'.
An interesting point for today's moral 'warriors' is that there's no qualms about (needs must) depicting the establishment of a military HQ inside a church.
E2A: And the alleged kamikaze Liberator pilot after the rest of the crew has bailed out, 'He's going to crash his plane onto the ack-ack battery that's shot him down'.
"That ****** thinks he can take on the Red Army? I fucked Germany, I think I can take a flesh lump in a ******* waistcoat."I have finally watched The Death of Stalin. It had me in stitches and will be watched again. Zhukov was particularly good. I see from IMDb that it was not shown in Russia . . .
"Baywatch", the new one last night.
I'd picked the evenings first movie; 'Rental' on Prime. Not a bad idea but what a woefully disapointing ending, almost like they had forgot to write one so they asked a passing cabbage to finish it off.
Baywatch was Mrs Biffs pick which I was groaning about before it started but despite a predicable plot (come on, its about beach babes in underwear ffs) the Rock was funny and carried the rest of the cast well. Some very fit women who apparently saved people from drowning or something. A decent movie requiring little investment.
Baywatch - 7/10
Rental - 1/10