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Tiger Veterans Speak....

Discussion in 'Living History' started by Martin Bull, Jun 28, 2002.

  1. Martin Bull

    Martin Bull Acting Wg. Cdr

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    UK Channel 4 TV this week showed a newly-produced documentary about 'The Tiger Tank'. A familiar story but unusual in showing 'talking head' interviews with Tiger veterans Alfred Rubbel, Franz Lochmann, Richard von Rosen, Werner Grasse, and most interesting of all, Otto Carius.
    Also two British survivors of Wittmann's Villers-Bocage triumph, John Cloudsley-Thompson and Pat Dyas ( the last still badly scarred from that encounter ). Interesting to hear these men who are truly 'living history'.
     
  2. Friedrich

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    Oh... I hope to see it soon on cable. The bad part is that BBC programmes take time to arrive, if they ever do so...
     
  3. Martin Bull

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    It's not BBC, it's the 'other side', our 'commercial' TV. Channel 4 have been criticised over here for featuring WWII too much ( a satirical magazine calls them 'Channel Fouhrer' ) but this documentary was better than many of their efforts. The only disappointing element was a re-enactment featuring one of the converted T34s from SPR - it looks all wrong. Otherwise some quite good film research - icluding some very nice newsreel footage of Wittmann.
     
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    Martin,

    I missed it ,when was it on?

    Paul [​IMG]
     
  5. Martin Bull

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    Last Monday evening at 8 ! I nearly missed it too - thought it'd be a load of rubbish. . .
     
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    Martin :

    That would have been one sweet deal if you could have caught it sooner and had it taped then with you wishes, we yanks could of had it transfered over from the PAL system........ah well.....

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    Weeeeell now, I've got it sitting right here on VHS . . . . .
     

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