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  1. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    "Defending Japan" is airing on Prime Video.
     
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    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

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    Watched "The Gallant Hours" on tv the other night, biopic of Admiral Halsey starring Jimmy Cagney.
    Good movie, never actually heard of it before.
     
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    Been hitting the old Westerns lately. Mainly Jimmy Steward & Henry Fonda. I'm finding it hard to watch anything made after the late sixties.
     
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    She wore a yellow ribbon earlier tonight. Never gets old.
     
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    Okay, I'm going sane (I kid) trying to remember a cavalry charge through Monument Valley with "Gerry Owen" playing. The archetypal "to the rescue charge at the last minute" scene. Any help is depreciated.
     
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    I've seen that !!
    And yeah we know you're kidding. Heading off to googleland to search.
     
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    It wasn
    It wasn't "They Died With Their Boots on" was It?
     
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    That was a Custer movie, right? Not the one I'm thinking of. They charge in to save a wagon train IIRC.
     
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    Yeah Custer. I remember another movie that at the end they marched off to Garry Owen ?
    Could it be Fort Apache ?
     
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    Wasn't that the end of She wore a yellow ribbon?
     
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    Fort Apache ends with the cavalry marching out with music, but IIRC it's a male chorale, maybe The Girl I Left Behind Me? Simultaneously there's a narration by John Wayne about how they'll fight for $13 a month and end up eating horsemeat before it's over.

    They're heading out to fight the Indians because a bit earlier regimental commander Henry Fonda (Colonel Thursday) led a charge into a canyon which ended up being an ambush and wiping out his column. This is sometimes said to be based on Custer's Last Stand, but it's more similar to the Fetterman fight.
     
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    "They Died With Their Boots On" has the Gerry Owen in it.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Defo Monument Valley, but wrong way 'round, if you know what I mean.
     
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    As long as it was a John Ford movie !
     
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    It’s not a real ship; tripod masts and three-level gunnery control positions like the modernized Pennsylvania and Nevada classes mashed up with the clipper bow of the New Mexico class.

    Another painting of a sailing ship is also odd, four masts with square sails on fore and main, fore-and-aft on the others. 3-1 would be a bark, 1-3 a barkentine.
     
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    Currently watching "Tora, Tora, Tora." Again.
     
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    Someone say Cavalry?
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