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Ill met by Moonlight

Article about: British viewers can watch this film online for free on the BBC website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode..._by_Moonlight/ Made in the 50's it has a lot of original kit used in it. True s

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    British viewers can watch this film online for free on the BBC website:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode..._by_Moonlight/

    Made in the 50's it has a lot of original kit used in it.

    True story of the kidnap of German General Heinrich Kreipe on Crete.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    I remember reading about that. Daring and impressive!

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    One of my favourite films, Dirk Bogarde made a few realistic war films in the 50s, another was They who dare, i think it was called, with Denholm Elliott, a similar Greek storyline only about sabotaging fuel dumps and airfields, i could sit and watch all those old films all week long, hang on , i have !!!!!
    Another is One of Our aircraft is missing, a great film, good story line, good acting, Sea of Sand is another with John Gregson , Richard Attenborough, Percy Herbert, and of course Ice cold in Alex, with John Mills, Silvia Sims, Anthony Quayle, Harry Andrews, who made 79 films during his long career along with numerous stage plays and was in the Royal Artillery during WW2
    Another bit of useless info is that Percy Herbert, was a POW at the hands of the Japanese and once spent 6mths in the cooler for stealing a can of corned beef, he was also paid an extra 5.00 per week by David Lean when filming Bridge on the River Kwai as a technical advisor and it was his idea that the troops should whistle," Colonel Bogey" for the musical score.
    It could be said that these older war films were made all the more realistic in regards to the acting because most of the actors had been in the Services during the War
    Last edited by davejb; 04-05-2012 at 02:42 AM. Reason: ADDITIONAL INFO

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    ...and back then, they had no CGI, so they had to use real human beings as actors (perish the thought).
    No effing Jar Jar Binks and when hordes of soldiers attacked, it was the real deal.
    'Lawrence of Arabia' spring to mind.

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    Nice one Ade !! Must admit i can watch Ice cold in Alex again and again , great film and how hot was Sylvia in her heyday !!!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Not sure how long it will be available. So catch it now.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Quote by Paul E View Post
    Nice one Ade !! Must admit i can watch Ice cold in Alex again and again , great film and how hot was Sylvia in her heyday !!!
    Agreed!

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Ade,
    I bought the DVD about a month ago after a holiday in Crete. Whilst on holiday i read a book called the cretan Runner which prompted me to buy the DVD. During the withdrawal of British Forces the Commandos covered the withdrawal to Sfakia, at one point on the high ground the RSM went around the positions and told the blokes to hide their Fanny knives in the rocks, bury them etc in case they were taken prisoner and the 'Commando order' was enacted.
    Steve

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    Quote by davejb View Post
    One of my favourite films, Dirk Bogarde made a few realistic war films in the 50s, another was They who dare, i think it was called, with Denholm Elliott, a similar Greek storyline only about sabotaging fuel dumps and airfields, i could sit and watch all those old films all week long, hang on , i have !!!!!
    Another is One of Our aircraft is missing, a great film, good story line, good acting, Sea of Sand is another with John Gregson , Richard Attenborough, Percy Herbert, and of course Ice cold in Alex, with John Mills, Silvia Sims, Anthony Quayle, Harry Andrews, who made 79 films during his long career along with numerous stage plays and was in the Royal Artillery during WW2
    Another bit of useless info is that Percy Herbert, was a POW at the hands of the Japanese and once spent 6mths in the cooler for stealing a can of corned beef, he was also paid an extra 5.00 per week by David Lean when filming Bridge on the River Kwai as a technical advisor and it was his idea that the troops should whistle," Colonel Bogey" for the musical score.
    It could be said that these older war films were made all the more realistic in regards to the acting because most of the actors had been in the Services during the War
    Another not well known fact regarding Harry Andrews was that he was a 'Ginger', living with his lover actor Basil Hoskins for decades until his death in 1989. Who'd of thought that?

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    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
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    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

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