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Craze
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posted 12-07-2000 09:26 PM     Profile for Craze   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
4 Stars !! VERY nicely put together and incredible footage.

Touching


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MikeToth
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posted 12-08-2000 06:31 AM     Profile for MikeToth   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Yes - it was Great!!!!.. some rare color footage was cool..... did you see the one where the Enterprise was under attack by dive bombers, the cameraman was shooting from the crows nest or something back at the stern of the ship, man the quartermaster wheeled that puppy into a tight right turn and you could see the whole ship just shudder under the strain of the turn,


awesome stuff... hope they show it again..

Mike


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BadBooze
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posted 12-08-2000 07:53 AM     Profile for BadBooze   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Oh yes -- did not want to miss those bits of history. Some memories were brought back as I was on Saipan in the early 60s in the military and walked alot of the territory that was fought on -- and it was all still there. WOW!

Great photography and I personally would not have wanted to be carrying a camera, but a BAR instead!!!!!

Lots of good shots of aircraft too!!!! It would be nice to see fewer of the brain-dead sitcoms on TV and more real history so that our younger generation might have a chance to get the truth and understand what our contry stands for!!!!

Cheers --- BB ----


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MAXIMUS
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posted 12-08-2000 08:12 AM     Profile for MAXIMUS   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Great show - Tom Hanks looked like a mountain
man - must have been filming "Cast Away" at the same time.

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Shockwave
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posted 12-08-2000 08:18 AM     Profile for Shockwave   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
My grandfather served in WWII and Korea and was actually one of the first waves to storm Omaha beach in Normandy on D-day. Shooting Combat was an excellent tribute to the men who fought this war.

I never served but I have the utmost respect for all that do. Unfortunately, given the present state of world affairs, I don't think we (we = world population) have learned from our past mistakes. Hopefully this will change before we all kill each other...


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stephenju
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posted 12-08-2000 08:24 AM     Profile for stephenju   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
I just hope people who watched the program do remember those faces of children caught in the war...
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Valkyrie
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posted 12-08-2000 10:44 AM     Profile for Valkyrie     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
The last part was just horrible. Sad, very sad. Let's just hope it never happen again.

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Craze
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posted 12-08-2000 11:55 AM     Profile for Craze   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
The faces of the children were sad...but then again...i used to live in the philippines and ive seen children like that time and time again..poverty stricken living in condtions americans deem unlivable yet lived by many in other places of the world.....war or no war the scene is constantly seen....

That one shot of a kamikaze plane scoring a bullseye on the center of that american ship was hair-raising....that really gave me sense that japanese were willing to kill themselves till the end if america had invaded...


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Saburo
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posted 12-08-2000 01:01 PM     Profile for Saburo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Well done documentry and Hank's commentary was most sincere and appropriate. More of our political leaders should consider the outcomes Mussolini and family before they involve the rest of their people in such ego-maniaical delusions. I wish I had taped it, but once it started I couldn't pull myself away. I live in Kamuela, Hawaii and right down the road from here is the Tarawa Marine memorial and training area used to rehearse the assault and where parts of John Wayne movies were filmed. Very awesome stuff.
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Seawolf
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posted 12-08-2000 10:26 PM     Profile for Seawolf   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Something about that baby floating in the creek that choked me up, but the show was great!
BTW- the scene where the Enterprise was making hard turns and listing over. You haven't seen anything until you've seen a Nuclear powered Carrier 3 times that size do the same thing. While on the Roosevelt we would run evasion drills all the time and when that thing goes hard over it feels like an earth quake and the ship will list as much as 45 degrees. You better have those aircraft chained down or your looking at a lot of waterlogged planes and helos.

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Wingman
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posted 12-09-2000 06:33 PM     Profile for Wingman   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Yes I thought it was realy good show.
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Murph
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posted 12-09-2000 10:50 PM     Profile for Murph   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
I had to miss it.Boy I hope it gets rebroadcast sometime.
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