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Gee, you have never called me a name ever I guess. :wall

Anyway, don't be so sensitive, I was kidding.

"Harbour" is correct for proper nouns in the UK and Oz, and possibly Canada too.

"Harbor" is the correct US spelling, and Pearl Harbor is in the US. "Pearl Harbour" does not technically exist.
Aaa well this is a good explanation. Since we learn english thats why i learned harbour..

As for me calling you names.. yes when you deserved it and long time ago.

Anyway thnx for explanation
 
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Watched it last night. Beautifully shot, well-acted and the sets were great (but not as devastated as I'd read) but it all felt a little hollow......lots of effort but the result didn’t really move me in any way at all.

I will have forgotten this film completely by tomorrow.
 
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Gee, you have never called me a name ever I guess. :wall

Anyway, don't be so sensitive, I was kidding.

"Harbour" is correct for proper nouns in the UK and Oz, and possibly Canada too.

"Harbor" is the correct US spelling, and Pearl Harbor is in the US. "Pearl Harbour" does not technically exist.

Harbor looks like it was spelt by a 4 year old.
 
May 21, 2013
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Dunkirk was terrible..epic fail.

this one I hope has it all..gassing shit.

The war to remind us that white people starts all the stupid shit..

stupid alliances and such. I’ll give it another 20 years when America has to save these clowns again.
Well the black people in Africa are still going at it for decades now. Only difference nobody really cares.
 
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Watching it right now with my mom..

fuck, it’s boring as fuck..

it’s the hobbit set in WW 1..

it’s interesting to see white people kill each other hundreds of years ago.

war is fucked up..

wish to never experience killing a person, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.

3 outta 10. Wait for dvd.

gonna theater hop and watch Star Wars for a 3rd time with my mom (her first time)

always a treat to watch Star Wars when you can.

5 dollar movie nights..

yeahhhhhhh
 
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Unless it portrays Australia & their brilliant General John Monash winning the war it’s pretty much inaccurate so I’m not sure I’ll bother, I’ll see
Monash, of Prussian / Jewish heritage, was rumored in Cairo, Melbourne and London to be a "German spy". I never really understood why - was it his rivals for high command denigrating his reputation?
 

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Monash, of Prussian / Jewish heritage, was rumored in Cairo, Melbourne and London to be a "German spy". I never really understood why - was it his rivals for high command denigrating his reputation?



ah very interesting story that
youll find it was the father of Rupert Murdoch, keith Murdoch & another correspondent named Charles Bean & their overt sense of anti semitism that were constantly in the ear of the Australian prime minister trying to have him sent back to London to be of more use in an admin capacity, which was of course a load of shit, they both had it in for him & reasoned that a few other commanders, Anglo commanders were less assertive in taking the command, they reasoned that it was the “way of the Jew to self promote & be conniving” etc whereas “decent men” like the other commanders just weren’t like that

It is of course more complex than all that & if you can get a copy of a book on him all very interesting, he was as you said the son of Prussian Jew immigrants, spoke fluent German, had been active in the German community in Australia, he was a self made man, wasn’t a full time military man, but was incredibly up to date with all things military & like anything he did he perfected it, so to rise to within a bees dick of the ultimate command of allied forces (some say that if the war dragged on he would have) having been of German descent, a Jew, not full time military etc was pretty remarkable

But the Murdoch name has been meddling in politics etc around the world ever since
 
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ah very interesting story that
youll find it was the father of Rupert Murdoch, keith Murdoch & another correspondent named Charles Bean & their overt sense of anti semitism that were constantly in the ear of the Australian prime minister trying to have him sent back to London to of more use in an admin capacity, which was of course a load of shit, they both had it in for him & reasoned that a few other commanders, Anglo commanders were less assertive in taking the command, they reasoned that it was the “way of the Jew to self promote & be conniving” etc whereas “decent men” like the other commanders just weren’t like that

It is of course more complex than all that & if you can get a copy of a book on him all very interesting, he was as you said the son of Prussian Jew immigrants, spoke fluent German, had been active in the German community in Australia, he was a self made man, wasn’t a full time military man, but was incredibly up to date with all things military & like anything he did he perfected it, so to rise to within a bees dick of the ultimate command of allied forces (some say that if the war dragged on he would have) having been of German descent, a Jew, not full time military etc was pretty remarkable

But the Murdoch name has been meddling in politics etc around the world ever since
Ah, got it. Thanks for the explanation.

I know a little about Monash - he was an innovator, coming up with and implementing some things like keeping a division reserve force, making sure his men had as decent accommodations as possible in a terrible environment, served hot chow up at the front lines, those sorts of things. It is smart to treat your enlisted ranks well, it makes them fight more enthusiastically, and he was one of the few that recognized the importance of doing so back in WWI when most general officers served far back from the front and didn't really know what their men were going through.
 

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Ah, got it. Thanks for the explanation.

I know a little about Monash - he was an innovator, coming up with and implementing some things like keeping a division reserve force, making sure his men had as decent accommodations as possible in a terrible environment, served hot chow up at the front lines, those sorts of things. It is smart to treat your enlisted ranks well, it makes them fight more enthusiastically, and he was one of the few that recognized the importance of doing so back in WWI when most general officers served far back from the front and didn't really know what their men were going through.


true, he believed that the role of infantry wasn’t to sacrifice themselves running into machine guns or be blown to bits but to advance under a vast array of mechanised support, a creeping artillery, aeroplanes, tanks etc, he was definately a man before his time, he loved any technological advance

He was a bit like The Canadian commander Currie, both from non full time military backgrounds, both successful in business in civilian life, both had similar ideologies about caring for their men, makes me think that perhaps that model of having a broad range of success elsewhere outside the military is advantageous, created well rounded individuals, men that weren’t brought up in a bubble like a lot of British commanders that received commissions etc thanks to daddy & that’s all they ever knew
 
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Just watched. In Imax.

Really good movie, well shot, well directed, well acted. Will probably pick up best director and best cinematography Oscars.

Reminds me of Gravity. An exciting cinema experience that lacks lasting emotional impact and rewatch value. Particularly on the small screen.

That being said, the bit on the truck, the bit with the milk, and the ending all choked me up. But I'm a pretty emotional guy, so perhaps I'm an easy target. 4/5.
 
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