Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

"Mobs Do Not Rush Across Town to Do Good Deeds." -- James Lee Burke

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Your Sunday Morning (Not a Lot of) Prop Noise

From "A Bridge Too Far":



Back when they didn't CGI that shit.

3 comments:

JustMusing said...

I always felt safe flying in these. They could take a punch and stay in the air.

Tod Germanica said...

Like a bomber pilot, flying straight and level at a precise speed in the teeth of the best AAA and fighters takes nerves of steel. Of course most of these British jumpers ended up dead or POWs shortly in Monty's failed 'pencil like' (Patton's words) thrust. Brit tanks stalled and could not rescue the lightly equipped paratroopers before defence collapsed. Like the Ivans just did at Antonov airport in Ukraine with their silly MP riot police paratroopers.

Comrade Misfit said...

Tod, I hadn't twigged on the similarities between Operation Market Garden and the Russian attempt to quickly take Kyiv.