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Title: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 20 August 2016, 12:45:24 PM
I've been dumping youtube links I found into the "what are you currently reading" thread. I think perhaps these videos may deserve a thread of their own. Here are some of my favourite channels and series.

Six part series about the Spanish Civil War. Narrated by Frank Finlay and, appropriately enough, produced by Granada TV (That's a British TV station) in 1983. I've not had any spar of interest in the SCW at all, but this seriesdone in the World At War style is engrossing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81RhewkQbOk

I've posted a number of videos from Forgotten Weapons. It is a constant surprise to m and probably many UK citizens that it is quite OK to buy an anti-tank rifle for personal use in the USA. Still Ian, the presenter, it affable and knowledgeable, and some of the the weapons he demonstrates come from some very odd niches of history.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jupKqqqgBJM

The channel of Juno- TakaLeon is concerned with Japanese WWII aviation - but it's actaully from a Japanese perspective. Some "gaming" videos, but many are interviews with WWII Japanese pilots.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHB42cvrIHY

One for the medievalists. Knyght Errant demonstrates the practicalities of wearing armour.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQDMtFiDaEA

Finally, one can always enjoy a LindyBeige video. He covers all sorts of topics, from ancient weapons to wargaming WWII. In this video he shows off his Moghul armour.  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gPrBbXykwM


Enjoy, chaps!


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Rob on 21 August 2016, 01:19:43 AM
Thanks,  :)


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: paulr on 21 August 2016, 01:34:43 AM
Some interesting stuff there, thanks :)


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: cameronian on 22 August 2016, 11:17:15 AM
This should be a sticky


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Westmarcher on 22 August 2016, 11:57:12 AM
Some intriguing titles there, Nobby.  I've been spending a lot of time (too much, probably!) on YouTube lately, finding loads of interesting stuff (war-games rules reviews, batreps, painting tips, golf rules explained, jet fighter and armoured vehicle footage, and so on ... a very distracting but entertaining website!). I'll try and look at these over the course of the next few days.
 :-bd


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 22 August 2016, 03:24:57 PM
Lots of interesting vids to try. Thanks fsn. Did watch the one on the PzB 39 AT rifle. AT rifles have application here when our white tails decide to wear their Kevlar on foraging expeditions,  ;)


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 22 August 2016, 04:03:47 PM
I watched the one on the Barratt .5". Didn't realise it was a c**p sniper rifle, and was designed as a material damage weapon ... i.e. an AT rifle.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEDFn3UtVIc


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: toxicpixie on 22 August 2016, 04:17:20 PM
It's big a round to shoot people with legally, so you can't call it a sniper rifle ;)


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 08 September 2016, 08:18:15 PM
Common snipe are about 10" tall. How much mess of it would a 0.5" bullet make?  :-&

Anyway, I've been watching some videos from a channel called "a dash of elan - wargaming". Few videos on "Bolt Action", "Team Yankee", "Wall of Shields".

This one, however, is too Zen for me:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3OEooXbAeI


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 08 September 2016, 09:58:48 PM
I found the "Zen of Mowing" video both stimulating and relaxing. That could easily be the neighborhood in which I live where executing the perfect mow pattern is akin to the performance of a tea ceremony.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Ithoriel on 08 September 2016, 11:45:47 PM
It's big a round to shoot people with legally, so you can't call it a sniper rifle ;)

The Soviet PTRS-41 and PTRD-41 used .57" ammunition and were most definitely sniper rifles ... admittedly sometimes used to "snipe" people inside armoured cars, APCs and lightly armoured self-propelled guns :)


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 09 September 2016, 07:58:48 AM
Do I remember correctly that the Boyes Rifle was used against sangars in Crete(?) Tunisia(?) - somewhere where the enemy built stone defences anyway? The rifle would be used to smash into the stones, causing stone splinter devastation on the other side.

Ian (of ForgottenWeapons.com) opined that a 7.62mm/7.92mm round is perfectly adequate for sniping, and that a .50" is "overkill". I do remember that the Brits went away from 5.56mm sniping rifles because they didn't have the oomph required at long ranges. 


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: toxicpixie on 09 September 2016, 10:18:19 AM
The Soviet PTRS-41 and PTRD-41 used .57" ammunition and were most definitely sniper rifles ... admittedly sometimes used to "snipe" people inside armoured cars, APCs and lightly armoured self-propelled guns :)

It's the legal side that means you have to CALL them "anti-material rifles" and claim they're only for shooting out tyres or engine blocks. Any shooting of people with such a large round is totally accidental or could result in nasty investigations for being naughty boys. Just like the small calibre 5.56mm/5.45mm rounds tumble and create a horrible wound cavity instead of punching straight through and killing "cleanly". Merely a happy accident that massively improves their lethality, even if it's against all the legal statutes that supposedly mean you don't increase suffering and agony and long term damage.

The WW2 ATR's didn't suffer the same shading of the legal niceties, especially from the Russians and Germans whose situation was generally desperate or vengeful enough they couldn't give a monkeys :D

On modern rifles, I find it interesting everyone's traded down to weapons suitable for the actual close range of most fire fights, but then added a dedicated marksman to partially trade back up. Recognition that most people simply don't need to fight at range, but you do need one decent shot with an accurate ranged hitter to support them right in with the squad and not hovering at platoon?



Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 12 September 2016, 06:50:17 PM
Another fine video from Forgotten Weapons - and what a weapon!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9qHv_XEAZg

Lindybeige talks to a man who makes bows
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRX-OHahbMI

Cold war weapons! This cuts out without a proper end - but it's a bomber with the props on the wrong way, and jets and its own on board fighter!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBhWzzD79d0


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Techno on 12 September 2016, 08:22:08 PM
Stroll on, Nobby.

I still haven't had time to watch the film about the USS Liberty. How am I supposed to ever catch up ?

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: ianrs54 on 13 September 2016, 07:29:17 AM
Phil -   Work Faster ?


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 13 September 2016, 08:07:58 AM
A Russian spy was dropped by parachute in the Welsh hills with instructions to contact a Mr Jones in the small village of Llanfair and give him the coded message: “The tulips are blooming well today.”

Arriving at the village he asked a small boy where Mr Jones lived and was directed to a small cottage. He knocked on the door and the owner emerged: “Are you Mr Jones?”

“I am.”

“The tulips are blooming well today.”

Mr Jones stared at him in amazement then smiled: “Ah, you must have the wrong house. It's Jones the Spy you want.”




I quote this joke that is so old that even Techno can't remember it being created as a prelude to asking if that is Techno's Welsh name? "Phil WorkHarder"?

"Oh look you, it's Phil WorkHarder! Dewi Sant what's that he's wearing? Is it a bedsheet? And him not even a druid! It'll be all that playing with little men that driven him a little bit potty. And that wife of his. Poor woman. Not even a carer's allowance or a taser to keep her safe from his doings."

"Bore da! Phil WorkHarder!"

"And you know he hasn't a word of Welsh but 'popty-ping'. Ask him anything and the only answer you get is 'microwave oven'."

"And his accent! Can't even pronounce his "ll", and even my cat can do that when she's got a furball."

"Its all that time away in Snottingham. He was a blithe bach when he left, but all that consorting with them evil things ..."

"He consorted with daemons?"

"Worse - English, well he's not been the same since. There's a pity. Anyway, I must go. There's a coachload of tourists coming in, and I've got to pretend I don't understand them. Would you like to come along, so we can speak Welsh about them?"

"Dioch yn fawr. I would indeed."



Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Techno on 13 September 2016, 08:14:58 AM
If I'm known as anything, here....It'll probably be something like "Phil Milwr Tegan."

Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: toxicpixie on 13 September 2016, 09:09:09 AM
Quote
""Worse - English, well he's not been the same since. There's a pity. Anyway, I must go. There's a coachload of tourists coming in, and I've got to pretend I don't understand them. Would you like to come along, so we can speak Welsh about them?""

Many years ago when I lived in Aberystwyth (abortive first attempt at Uni), the little old dears would immediately (and only then!) switch into Welsh when someone "studenty" entered a shop or passed them on the beach or whatever, and start giving all students, young people, the English a good slagging off thinking they couldn't understand. They kept coming a cropper with my friend Cerys and her brother, who were very studenty but were also born and raised in a valley about ten miles up the road and spoke Welsh as a first language.

There's nothing quite the puce shade of a back biting old lady whose nastiness has just been called out :D



Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: FierceKitty on 13 September 2016, 09:44:07 AM
I've had the experience with South African tourists who think Afrikaans gives them an unbreakable code. Which, considering you can learn it in a fortnight, is a rash assumption.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: toxicpixie on 13 September 2016, 09:53:27 AM
Whoops!

I do like the somewhat apoplectic puce colour people go when called like that :)


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 13 September 2016, 12:49:42 PM
If I'm known as anything, here....It'll probably be something like "Phil Milwr Tegan."

What no "Oik!"?  :(


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Ithoriel on 13 September 2016, 01:10:28 PM
Spent just under a year at the Coleg Llyfrgellwyr Cymru in Aberystwyth. As a Scot I was considered a foreign student for funding purposes!

I rapidly discovered that if I went into a shop and the locals switched to Welsh and pretended not to understand English that their knowledge of the language improved immensely when they discovered I was Scots not English.

Given the behaviour of some English fellow students it was hard not to sympathise sometimes.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Westmarcher on 13 September 2016, 01:46:54 PM
If I'm known as anything, here....It'll probably be something like "Phil Milwr Tegan."

Cheers - Phil.

What? Phil the Toy Boy?


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: toxicpixie on 13 September 2016, 01:58:07 PM
I'd consider a move to Scotland or Wales these days just for the sake of the Uni costs for the wee one as/when/if she wants to go :D


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Techno on 13 September 2016, 02:09:28 PM
What no "Oik!"?  :(

That almost goes without saying......You OIK !

What? Phil the Toy Boy?

Supposed to be Toy Soldier.....Or did I spell it wrong ?  :-\

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: ianrs54 on 13 September 2016, 02:15:01 PM
Well you did put a vowel in it !  ;D


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 13 September 2016, 05:39:16 PM
That almost goes without saying......You OIK !
:D

Well you did put a vowel in it !  ;D
There's no "k" in Welsh either. So with no vowels and no "k", "oik" would come out as "   ".  :P


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: ianrs54 on 14 September 2016, 07:16:18 AM
Allus thinked youse wuz vacant Nobby, you "   ".

IanS


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: toxicpixie on 14 September 2016, 08:50:47 AM
He be pretty, but is he vacant?


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Techno on 14 September 2016, 10:43:56 AM
Oh, so pretty.  :D

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Orcs on 14 September 2016, 01:28:49 PM
It comes back on Google translate as "Phil soldier toy", bearing in mind Madonna had a belt with "Boy toy" on it, I think this subject is best left alone. :-\
 :D


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 17 September 2016, 10:17:25 AM
Tabletop Minions is a channel that looks at wider topics as well as specific wargames rulesets.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBOlTKPEZeM


BTW: Ian at Forgotten Weapon has moved from the 20mm AT rifle, to a 37mm pom-pom and most recently the RPG. I think next, he'll be doing 4.7" naval guns! It's an arms race I tell you!


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 28 September 2016, 07:35:22 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jDo-XaRxl4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BlMkT6cXvkhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PygGRGuEsOchttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k32PLEMj-fM


Aw! Battleground! With Ewar Woowar. There's also Edgehill and Chalons to see.

Such sedate, gentlemanly wargaming. To quote:

"I'm going to combine these battalions. Is it OK if I combine these battalions? I have the space."
"Yes. Why don't you combine those battalions?"

Nowadays, the answer would doubtless be:
"You can't combine battalions because "*flicks through rulebook* "rule 74b, page 16 clearly states that ..."


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 29 September 2016, 10:24:09 AM
Lindy Beige strikes again!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRt4wx-norQ


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Techno on 29 September 2016, 10:39:34 AM
 X_X

Hmmmmm.

What on earth has he made some of those bits of kit, out of ?  ;D ;D ;D ;D

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: toxicpixie on 29 September 2016, 11:05:34 AM
Slightly too much hairy upper leg for my taste, but a cracking little vid. Not too bad to get on when you've practised!


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Wulf on 29 September 2016, 11:59:47 AM
Lindybeige is one of the better 'historical' YouTubers, with a more sensible approach to things like how torches illuminate dungeons and the like. He does some toy soldiers too on occasion.

He is... eccentric... and that's a very good thing!


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 29 September 2016, 03:42:39 PM
I don't know about the rest of you, but his first try is way faster then me getting into my leisure clothes in the morning. :)


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: toxicpixie on 29 September 2016, 04:26:08 PM
Stay in the dressing gown, it's the only way.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Wulf on 29 September 2016, 04:48:23 PM
Stay in the dressing gown, it's the only way.
That way the Vogons don't notice you for a while.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: toxicpixie on 29 September 2016, 05:00:07 PM
It's practical and comfy, and stylish. Win!


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 29 September 2016, 05:13:43 PM
 ;D could just wear a towel - would then always know where it is!


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 30 September 2016, 03:12:16 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hx7YICTD_Q
Dr Faust is a modeler - however some of his videos are quite relevant to 10mm.

I liked this one on fur.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: FierceKitty on 30 September 2016, 03:18:08 PM
Stay in the dressing gown, it's the only way.

There's a better one....


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 01 October 2016, 03:59:44 PM
International Tank
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxiRKhSnkw8

Sinking ships with planes in the 1920s.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6982LRvV2U


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 01 October 2016, 05:04:44 PM
Sinking a toilet with a cherry bomb.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Op_OZKI-GdU
This is not even the best one but since I have to sit on these things from time to time - the whole idea makes me nervous!


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 03 October 2016, 12:08:53 AM
Knee Mortar.

Very interesting!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anlaOcpi8JA


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 03 October 2016, 09:59:52 PM
What an entertaining speaker!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNjp_4jY8pY

My favourite snippet - "were German generals afraid of Patton? Search of German records show that most German generals never heard of him!"

"How many times did the US face Tigers in NW Europe? ... 3."



Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 03 October 2016, 11:22:05 PM
Watched the entire tank myth video - thanks, fsn - very informative.
Regarding the Patton quote: on simply a mathematical basis, since there were three to four times as many German divisions on the east front then on the west, it is logical that most (60 to 75%) German generals would have had no reason to know about him.  :)


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 04 October 2016, 09:16:49 AM
Yes, true.

I do think it does highlight how the Patton myth has grown out of all proportion.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 04 October 2016, 02:18:41 PM
Actually agree (although everything I know about Patton is from the movie). I was struck that a guy who really drilled down on various common knowledge "facts" didn't explain that from the German perspective, the NW theater was a side show. Get that he was making a funny point. Anyway if I did WW2 armour I would watch all of his videos!

Incidently when he put up the illustration with the four silhouettes and asked the audience what they had in common I went:
"Uh....treads?"  :)



Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: toxicpixie on 04 October 2016, 04:33:56 PM
Found linked off Madaxemans recent report form the Worlds - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_fpOUQcAac

Interesting stuff on Roman organisation and gear. The presenter is a bit... overly enthusiastic, but I do like the bit about Posca (Roman "military wine", wine-water-vinegar mix!) at about seven mins in :D


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 04 October 2016, 04:54:35 PM
Pixie, I have a painting project for you to consider. Have sent you IM.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: toxicpixie on 04 October 2016, 04:55:53 PM
Ah yes, sorry, my bad! I'll reply now :D

Nothing to see here, move along ;)


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 04 October 2016, 07:38:35 PM
Dutch FT17
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0INeTLdKxw

Dutch army, WWII
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYN4m0ubrFM


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Westmarcher on 04 October 2016, 07:41:32 PM
Good video on the Roman Army.  :-bd

Some voices the presenters have (I don't know why I'm talking like Yoda, either) - the gravelly Yank and the Stewart Grainger soundalike.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: toxicpixie on 05 October 2016, 09:21:00 AM
He was so ridiculously macho :D

And I just couldn't work out the Centurions accent at all, seemed quite English then went a bit west...


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 05 October 2016, 10:22:04 AM
Swedish tank museum

Lots of interesting Swedish things.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJJzxDcTuhA

Including the combat tractor ... no, it's a farm tractor painted green. Honest.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 07 October 2016, 11:17:25 AM
Americans FT17s.

Trigger Warning: There are some US tank crews going full minstrel towards the end.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfdHAqIIYts


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 22 October 2016, 12:52:23 PM
Lindy Beige again ... Be prepared to have your Gallic pride ruffled.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YO-Ocueehfc

I'm afraid I have to switch the sound off on the Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy channel, 'cos the presenter's voice is (to me) a bilt like nails on a chalkboard.  However, the videos are quite interesting anyway.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydqrWLlXLmo


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Luddite on 23 October 2016, 11:55:37 AM
One of many excellent videos from Bovington
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zfk2XFQ0MEI

The "mad minute" - BMLs other videos are well worth a look too
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DhjUrqH88s

Very interesting reconstructive fighting
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkhpqAGdZPc

LOLZ from Lindybeige
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMi-N5exqD4



Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 20 November 2016, 05:51:11 PM
The Canadians in the Korean War. It's a 9 part series, but each part is only 10 mins.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8vH0GPMimg

Australian aircraft in Korea
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xK8SDCE1RoM

Phillipines in Korea
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRzc2ai1Et4

Brits in 1953
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TkbBp4Ffak

Chosin, 1950
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3va0h4GRkbQ



Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 20 November 2016, 06:18:47 PM
Choisin Reservoir (Some fine studies of US marines from the back at about 2:30 Techno.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ag3kZtb62MM




Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Techno on 21 November 2016, 06:20:18 AM
Ta, Nobby !  :-bd

Cheers - Phil



Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Wulf on 21 November 2016, 11:31:09 AM
I'm afraid I have to switch the sound off on the Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy channel, 'cos the presenter's voice is (to me) a bilt like nails on a chalkboard.  However, the videos are quite interesting anyway.
She takes a bit of getting used to (and so do the fleshtones on her minis), but I find these videos absolutely fascinating.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 26 November 2016, 01:20:35 PM
Anyone heard this one before?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FVcwpB9Fmc

Any set of rules cover this eventuality?


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: mad lemmey on 26 November 2016, 01:51:26 PM
That is such a good tale!


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 26 November 2016, 06:46:50 PM
Don't mess with Texas, apparently.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 07 December 2016, 09:12:00 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTz4aMle71I

Not quite Sharpe's Harper's gun, but interesting none the less.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 10 December 2016, 10:33:04 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwX7TO6u6_Q


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Terry37 on 11 December 2016, 03:41:34 AM
This has long been a favorite YouTube video for me. I still have some of my old Hinton Hunt figures. And of course LOVE all the uniforms and head gear which really add to a soldier fan's study!!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stbxQxGz1UM

Terry


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 11 December 2016, 04:10:55 AM
Enjoyed the video, Terry

I'm pretty sure that the static scene presented was "closing the gates at Hougoumount" which the presenter described as an attack on a British frontier fort!  :o.  OK - I'm going to say it - Mrs. Hinton, a great painter and an all around hottie!  :)


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 11 December 2016, 06:24:31 AM
Great find! Wonder how close to reality it was?


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 12 December 2016, 05:59:32 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tSaRSBwuf0
Setting up and firing the Vickers


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: paulr on 12 December 2016, 07:37:10 PM
Loading the belt was particularly interesting to me


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: ianrs54 on 14 December 2016, 01:54:21 PM
Court Marshal for a burst that length. It would definitely overheat the weapon and strip the rifling.

IanS


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 14 December 2016, 02:17:01 PM
I woundered about that also - definite problem with air cooled. I have not used water cooled so maybe continuous fire is more permissible?
Unless there is a circulation and cooling system seems like thermal capacity would be reached fairly quickly, however. Certainly a way to heat water for coffee and such.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: ianrs54 on 14 December 2016, 03:48:06 PM
You can fire longer, but then steam will give the position away. I wouldn't make coffee with it, British WWI practice was to empty the contents of the urinals into the cooling can. Also I suspect that the belt is post WWII, most pictures show a canvas belt in action. Filling would be the same. You can also change the barrel, although I have no idea how you do that, these are way before my time.

IanS


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 14 December 2016, 05:40:54 PM
Guessing your not a coffee drinker, Ian - small details sometimes don't matter.  :D


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fred. on 14 December 2016, 07:20:09 PM
I thought that a key benefit of the Vickers was that it could be fired continuously, partly due to its relatively low rate of fire, combined with water cooling.

They were used for indirect fire, to cover a beaten area, often out of LoS of the firing guns.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: mollinary on 14 December 2016, 08:44:53 PM
Court Marshal for a burst that length. It would definitely overheat the weapon and strip the rifling.

IanS

As Fierce Kitty is away, I will take this one. Stand back everyone!   Which Marshal is it that you think should be courted?   Perhaps Martial would have something to say about it?     Ducks back below the parapet!

Mollinary


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 14 December 2016, 09:20:24 PM
Although Fierce Kitty is away in sunny Italy I suspicion that he might occasionally be lurking (much like Ceiling Cat) and purring over your catch Mollinary.  Be ever vigilant and occasionally look up.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 26 December 2016, 05:36:28 PM
Puckle Gun!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPC7KiYDshw


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: FierceKitty on 26 December 2016, 05:53:34 PM
As Fierce Kitty is away, I will take this one. Stand back everyone!   Which Marshal is it that you think should be courted?   Perhaps Martial would have something to say about it?     Ducks back below the parapet!

Mollinary

Ti sto vedendo da Siena!

Btw, isn't it "Ducks quack below the parapet"?


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 31 December 2016, 04:59:20 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5fEsNwHSDs

Top 5 tanks. No 1 will be a surprise.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: mad lemmey on 31 December 2016, 07:37:36 PM
😱


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 31 December 2016, 09:19:34 PM
One gets the feeling the Challenger doesn't get out of 2nd gear.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeGGyoTro_o

Proper tank porn!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeS-T6lvwak


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Redstef on 12 January 2017, 11:29:30 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYXPmYS9hPA

to get the LoA painting juices flowing


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 15 January 2017, 04:44:13 PM
Aright guys? Lukes aps is a lovely guy, alright, and he makes wargames terrain, alright guys?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFsOlC8Qxb0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oBrbLGgp24


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Glorfindel on 19 January 2017, 10:57:12 PM
The Siege of Szigetvar - inspirational stuff :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXKbSDtHY5k



Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: cameronian on 24 January 2017, 08:30:35 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5xH1YELizY

Thanks to Mollinary for the link.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 16 February 2017, 09:03:33 PM
Only running Tiger II in the world
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwdxCqLxNSU


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 16 February 2017, 11:49:37 PM
Still a beautiful machine. I never asked anyone, do tank enthusiast take these out on a range and use the weaponry?


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 17 February 2017, 08:13:17 AM
There are a few videos on forgotten weapons when they do that. The one that sticks in my mind is the 37mm on the Dodge carrier.



Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Luddite on 17 February 2017, 08:28:13 AM
Still a beautiful machine. I never asked anyone, do tank enthusiast take these out on a range and use the weaponry?

Not sure about tanks, but they d this sort of thing in 'Murica...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PR9vqJZkmJY

And this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_bGczFQIOc


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 17 February 2017, 02:42:09 PM
Neat videos. At least the gunner of the PAK 40 wasn't sighting down the barrel when he pushed the trigger  :o


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 17 February 2017, 06:06:50 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxN0WfFKLRUhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOHyQjderV4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7A5_F_RRn0http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHH3WM_8F0g


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 18 February 2017, 05:43:55 AM
Thanks, fsn. My favorite is the great lumbering and deathly pale T34 which reminds me of "War of the Worlds" (not sure why).


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: ronan on 18 February 2017, 10:05:01 AM
Only running Tiger II in the world
(...)


I don't think so.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ct8qlP0ttv4


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 18 February 2017, 10:08:24 AM
I stand corrected.

Though that's what the original description said.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: ronan on 18 February 2017, 10:11:19 AM
no problem Milord Oik !


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Terry37 on 18 February 2017, 09:56:53 PM
This one is a little long at 19 minutes, but I found one part extremely dynamic. Those of us who have never seen tank combat in person can only imagine what tank vs. tank combat must be like. In this video at about 11 minutes or so it shows a combat between an American M-26 and a German Panther. It is both amazing and very, very sobering to see how quickly the German tank is consumed in flames, and it appears only one crewman got out.  For me, I have a new appreciation now for tank combat.

May not be for everyone, so I add a caution.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63ipFrfHALc

Terry


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 18 February 2017, 10:03:27 PM
Here's a little longer version of the Koln episode. It starts with a Sherman being hit.

As Terry37 says not for the faint hearted.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBI9d0-IfEM


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Aksu on 22 February 2017, 05:45:17 AM
Hullo,
If you are into ultra-modern, this Finnish armed forces official video about the new doctrine might be of interest. Made like a war movie, not a boring lecture. Even has subtitles if you activate them on youtube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foipv7iVP-c
Cheers,
Aksu


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 22 February 2017, 03:06:36 PM
Thanks, Aksu - entertaining.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 27 February 2017, 03:47:06 PM
This was new to me.
ROK new "low rider" K2 Main Battle Tank in action:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0cG-xwDsYU


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 27 February 2017, 04:27:15 PM
That's proper tank porn, d_Guy!  :D

Does the Black Panther have to lower it's gun barrel to reload?

Also, what's the point of firing off your smoke grenades, then charging through them? This is war, not a Broadway show!


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: paulr on 28 February 2017, 12:01:57 AM
It has an auto-loader so lowering the barrel probably simplifies that process, claims 10 rounds per minutes so doesn't seem to slow it down that much ;)


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 28 February 2017, 01:13:45 AM
From what I know about it it is so the barrel can be wet swabbed to quench any smoldering wadding before introducing the powder scoop.

Always do the unexpected in war - I play solo and am forced to do the unexpected to my opponent at all in times in a game.
(If my hair knew what I was thinking.....). It never works of course.

Actually I thought charging through the smoke was a psychological ploy. Need bugles and pipes however for full effect.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 15 March 2017, 11:46:11 AM
I love the voice on this film.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ip3-4vhVnIE


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 15 March 2017, 01:20:41 PM
I think the artistry of selecting the last two was skillfully done, fsn. The swept angle of the bow in the vertical position then being reprised by the angle of the B36 wings in the horizontal position! Nicely done!

Sorry - I should have explained that this was one of your early posts!  I am restudying them for hidden meaning and insights into the working of Runcorn.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 15 March 2017, 01:42:43 PM
Yes, the narrator's voice is interesting. I use such narration to learn to speak with a proper accent in the unlikely event I meet denizens of the forum face-to-face. Today I worked on "here" and "appear" which I believe I can now credibly pronounce. The best part of the film was when they  proxied a bottle of Guinness for an Italian or German aircraft, suspended it from a wire and then shot it down! Ripping good stuff!


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 15 March 2017, 04:11:55 PM
Most people in Runcorn sound like that Narrator.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 15 March 2017, 06:02:52 PM
Then should I ever visit I shall fit right in!
(Although based on other intelligence, if I were to speak that way in Runcorn I likely would receive a d**n good bashing!)


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 15 March 2017, 07:31:12 PM
Yes, I get one regularly.

Frightful nuisance, what?


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Techno on 15 March 2017, 07:53:39 PM
So why don't you talk like that when I speak to you, Nobby ?.....Or is that your 'speaking to Techno,' phone voice ?

Cheers - Phil.  :D



Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 15 March 2017, 08:06:17 PM
Ah! It's the Runcorn telephone lines.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: ianrs54 on 16 March 2017, 08:07:06 AM
Ah! It's the Runcorn telephone lines.

Which don't work in the rain - the string gets wet and sags..


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 16 March 2017, 08:41:46 AM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Techno on 16 March 2017, 10:48:10 AM
 X_X

Which don't work in the rain - the string gets wet and sags..

A factor that never comes in to the equation, in Wales.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Cheers - (Today) Mr Mizzle.



Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: ianrs54 on 16 March 2017, 01:07:31 PM
that's why you only use smoke signals Phil


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 17 March 2017, 02:39:07 PM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/q83/s480x480/17155460_1912750522278289_8721906141598070561_n.jpg?oh=ce6b5b90022d1d537e70a8b893dbc6c6&oe=592637AA)
From Facebook: 'The impressive backblast from what looks like a Carl Gustav recoilless rifle fired by a US Ranger. Ironically, given the Ranger's general penchant to the latest kit, they have recently adopted a weapon the British Army considered "past it" twenty years ago, but which provides a cheap and accurate "bunker buster".'



Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Westmarcher on 17 March 2017, 03:20:38 PM
Well highlighted, fsn. Whilst the Javelin is a very capable system for knocking out armour (even helicopters at a pinch), at approx. $150,000 a missile, is a tad extravagant for knocking out most bunkers, etc.   At approx. $25,000 a tube and between $500 and $3,000(?) a shot, in my opinion, there’s definitely a case for the British Army re-introducing the Carl Gustav, not to replace but to supplement the Javelin re-usable system and the NLAW [2014 prices]. Here is the latest version:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYRdoqF9A70


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: toxicpixie on 17 March 2017, 03:27:14 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if the Swedes found someway to shoehorn the Charlie G with the groovy top attack stuff they've festooned their mortars with. That looks horrendous to face off with an armoured force - there's literally hundreds of non-LOS, guided, top attack, "over powered for instanta-gib" launchers in the Swedish armoured Brigade TOE now, capable of a potentially awesome rate of fire, and then followed up by the up armoured Leopard II's (German sales pitch - "most heavily armoured tank in the world". Swedes: "Not enough armour").

I'd hope they never have to test it in anger, but they reckon the Brigade could destroy a Russian Tank Division in about half an hour 0_o.

Each missile is pricey, but much less so than an Armata :D


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: mad lemmey on 17 March 2017, 03:37:27 PM
Typical Saab product, completely over engineered and still basically the same as the original model all these years later!  ;) :D ;D


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: toxicpixie on 17 March 2017, 03:40:09 PM
But it can probably survive a 100kph surprise Elk strike :D


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Westmarcher on 17 March 2017, 03:40:41 PM
I believe both Javelin and NLAW are top attack weapons. Here's the NLAW disposable (don't know what it costs):-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIVtB-8fQ7E


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: toxicpixie on 17 March 2017, 03:47:52 PM
Yers, they are. The Swedes have also bunged that capability onto their mortars, and massively increased the numbers of mortars at every level. It's almost like they expected the Russians to get belligerent :D

Although recent budget constraints might make it a bit more awkward...


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Westmarcher on 17 March 2017, 03:59:10 PM
Plus a good feature of the 120mm STRIX mortar round is that you can lob it further and into areas you don't have a direct line of sight. Pity the 81mm Merlin had to be cancelled because of budget cuts. Getting so much harder to survive on today's battlefields.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: toxicpixie on 17 March 2017, 04:12:26 PM
7km with the rocket boost on Strix, IIRC? A full four tube battery on immediate call to every company in the Brigade, one guided round per 30 secs, integrated fire control systems & sensors on all sorts of platforms so anything even peripherally noticed can be targeted. Assuming all the bits work together full on high intensity modern warfare is likely to be quick and very bloody between even vaguely comparable opponents.

And then it'll be down to infantry slogging it out in the mud & the blood, just like always. Inspiring thought for a Friday at nearly the weekend time :/


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 21 March 2017, 08:47:32 PM
Want one!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HE7_rKA757k


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: jimduncanuk on 21 March 2017, 09:13:55 PM
Looks like they forgot the turret and the gun, and that armour stuff, and the ammunition, and probably some more bits.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 25 March 2017, 08:35:04 PM
Interesting to think about when gaming naval bombardment.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2qIU5SH_s8http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-OLPzwpAuU


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: paulr on 26 March 2017, 12:33:29 AM
By bizarre coincidence I watched both of those yesterday :o

Fascinating stuff with wonderful accents ;)


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 26 March 2017, 04:34:16 AM
Interesting to think about when gaming naval bombardment.

Juno, If I were air arm,  I wouldn't be able to remeber all of that without notes - even the briefing officer had notes!

Per Paul, I did noticed that a few of the officers had, what I've been led to believe, Runcornian accents!


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: paulr on 26 March 2017, 08:12:35 AM
 ;D ;D ;D

I must admit to a similar thought about the accents but I fear we may both have been lead astray ;)


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: FierceKitty on 26 March 2017, 08:28:04 AM
"Lead astray" - meaning the Pb has been turned into figures of a period you aren't interested in?  ;D


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 26 March 2017, 09:41:00 AM
No, no. Here in Runcorn we all go around calling each other "good chaps" - me and Pongo and Binky and the other fellows.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Techno on 26 March 2017, 11:06:50 AM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D

Cheers - Kipper.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: paulr on 26 March 2017, 07:34:35 PM
I particularly liked Guns report to the Captain that the pilot got over excited and didn't report in the proper format ;) ;D


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 27 March 2017, 07:38:54 AM
Well, one doesn't like to comment, but I fear the pilot may have been from ... Widnes.  They're awfully prone to emotional outbursts.



Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 27 March 2017, 01:56:40 PM
Once again demonstrating the quality of Mersey.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: FierceKitty on 27 March 2017, 02:08:58 PM
Once again demonstrating the quality of Mersey.

I can't take the strain.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Ithoriel on 27 March 2017, 03:52:25 PM
Once upon a time there was a lady called Marcy.

Marcy had two great passions in her life, speciality teas and breeding koalas.

Learning of Kopi Luwak or civet coffee as it's also known, a coffee made with the faeces of civets fed on coffee beans, she decided to combine her passions and create a speciality tea.

To drink her tea you will need a teacup and saucer, milk, sugar and a teaspoon but not a tea strainer because ....

The Koala Tea of Marcy is not strained.

;)


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 28 March 2017, 07:55:36 AM
I think, Sir, that this is your coat. May I suggest you don it outside the establishment?


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Techno on 28 March 2017, 08:06:03 AM
Well done, Nobby !

Don't worry about cleaning the next one.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: ianrs54 on 28 March 2017, 08:30:32 AM
But the Mersey is well strained - got to get the Manc tea leaves out o it.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Ben Waterhouse on 28 March 2017, 04:53:08 PM
Well highlighted, fsn. Whilst the Javelin is a very capable system for knocking out armour (even helicopters at a pinch), at approx. $150,000 a missile, is a tad extravagant for knocking out most bunkers, etc.   At approx. $25,000 a tube and between $500 and $3,000(?) a shot, in my opinion, there’s definitely a case for the British Army re-introducing the Carl Gustav, not to replace but to supplement the Javelin re-usable system and the NLAW [2014 prices]. Here is the latest version:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYRdoqF9A70

Crickey, I used to fire (very infrequently) and lug about (much more frequently) the Charlie G.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Westmarcher on 04 April 2017, 04:32:57 PM
More and more armies appear to be favouring this type of artillery system over tracked systems mainly due to acquisition and ongoing maintenance costs. The loading process is fascinating. Hail Caesar! 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFSZigjP5ew
However, I still prefer the Swedish Archer artillery system (which is probably more expensive, methinks; otherwise the Danes may well be acquiring this instead).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9eqmZCzCM4


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Westmarcher on 06 April 2017, 09:53:04 AM
The Ferguson Rifle from the AWI. A development that didn't take off because of the expense.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ODhQmE2OqY


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 06 April 2017, 06:37:10 PM
... and, if I recall correctly, Ferguson died in the American Revoution? 


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: toxicpixie on 06 April 2017, 09:10:10 PM
It says so in the video. So yes :D


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 06 April 2017, 10:12:28 PM
Since it was capable of being loaded in the prone position I wonder why it wasn't ultimately selected instead of the Baker rifle. Too delicate, too easily fouled?


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Westmarcher on 06 April 2017, 11:02:37 PM
Apparently, the gun was not adopted because it was difficult and expensive to produce given the manufacturing technology of the era. Plus (according to Wikipedia), "they broke down easily in combat, especially in the wood of the stock around the lock mortise. The lock mechanism and breech were larger than the stock could withstand with rough use. All surviving military Fergusons feature a horseshoe-shaped iron repair under the lock to hold the stock together where it repeatedly broke around the weak, over-drilled out mortise."  :-B


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 07 April 2017, 08:11:30 AM
It says so in the video. So yes :D
Thought so. Was in work so couldn't watch the video, but first remember the story from Mil Mod, probably from 1975.

It's one of the "might have beens". If Ferguson had lived and had time to refine his design, what could have been?


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: paulr on 08 April 2017, 09:16:05 PM
I found this interesting overview of WWII in Europe and some parts of Africa, interesting to watch the ebb and flow

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOVEy1tC7nk


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 14 April 2017, 02:15:06 PM
Probably a bit late for Techno but ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53ZA10_AndQ

Don't know anything about the sheep shearing but ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DVDxBBpfcM

In Viet Nam?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzHI3Ig5Mlc



Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Terry37 on 16 April 2017, 03:04:54 AM
I was not going to post this, but....why not! This is a pretty good, and humorous music video, and one of the cowboys in a brown hat, white shirt and black vest looks an awful lot like a certain wargamer I know in Middle Tennessee!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vF3F6IElRA&t=2s

Terry.....err, I mean HT Terry


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 18 April 2017, 10:01:09 PM
Terry, I'm not sure people know you are using live rounds  :D

Also - exuberant about getting Federal, State, and County taxes paid, I have run off in high spirits, posting with abandon.

Found this a bit ago:
The Blackwatch escorting the crown from the castle down the Royal Mile to the Scottish Parliament. Looks to be battalion pipes and drums and a full rifle company. Particularly like it since the camera follows the whole way and they play pretty much the same march set my late pipeband played forty years ago (although our "regimental" was different). 20 minutes, but enjoyable to watch and hear:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2gDkcpYnMc


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: mollinary on 18 April 2017, 10:42:12 PM
Grest video of the official march past the Edinburgh Warhammer shop. I am told it happens every year.

Mollinary


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Terry37 on 19 April 2017, 03:25:41 AM
Bill,

You are right, we do use live rounds for the match shooting - a special soft lead bullet with low velocity powder so we don't damage the targets - they're called cowboy rounds. However for the video none of our guns were actually loaded. We did use two blanks when the two stars were firing their pistols at each other, but nobody was really in front of them (we filmed each one separate). For the shooting of the banjo, we used a shotgun with a live round. I got a little concerned when I saw the producer setting up his camera about 2 feet from the banjo, so I said, "I'm sorry, but with him using a live round you will not be able to be there". He may have already known it, but not being sure I felt better expressing it. He said, "OK, I'll put the ca,era on remote auto".

it was still fun and we filmed just over three hours of footage to get the 90 seconds of film he used!

Terry


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 27 April 2017, 06:57:03 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgmaionerUM
This dates from 1951.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Xti645OkkA


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 01 May 2017, 01:02:03 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mH4oQGwmEnk


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: cameronian on 02 May 2017, 08:19:48 AM
Tellytubbies with guns, splendid !


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 08 May 2017, 09:00:04 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RL1BqG0YGn0
Early bit with the horses is rather beautiful.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 08 May 2017, 09:37:23 PM
Interesting to watch.
Guys read maps really fast.
A wire-laying horse (nice wargame feature)
The rifles are slung to drag on the ground.
A guy popped a wheelie with his horse.
Somebody dropped a candy wrapper.
The tandem Cassion for extra crew was neat (another nice wargame feature)
What was the number the guy chalked on the Breech of the gun?
These are howitzers correct?
Don't understand the load - they have shells with casing but also load something that looks like a cordite charge behind casing,
But after firing extract the casing?


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 08 May 2017, 10:13:34 PM
It's a great video isn't it? ... and great observation.


The youtube description is the FK16 howitzer, but I think it's leFH18 10.5cm.



Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 08 May 2017, 10:14:56 PM
It's a great video isn't it? ... and great observation.


The youtube description is the FK16 howitzer, but I think it's leFH18 10.5cm.



 my vast Wikipedia research agrees with you  :)


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: mad lemmey on 08 May 2017, 10:25:59 PM
Cordite bags were often separate, like in WW2 ships.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 08 May 2017, 10:50:24 PM
Cordite bags were often separate, like in WW2 ships.

Did not know that.
Watched the loading and firing a couple more times - I though the shell itself had a casing but it does not. Apparently the charge is held in a ring (or container) which is removed after firing. The whole procedure is neat to watch. Just noticed that the runner from each gun lies flat on the ground after delivering the (load status?) to the Battery Commander.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: ianrs54 on 09 May 2017, 06:50:02 AM
Most light field guns are "semi-fixed" ammunition, with separate shell and cartridge. The cartridge would contain the full charge which was adjusted by the gun number 1 (RA practice), the unused cordite being burnt to prevent an accidental over charge.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 09 May 2017, 07:54:17 AM
I loved the ESCI? Revell? 1:72 German horse artillery set. Ended up with a full battery of limbered and unlimbered guns.

Totally useless for the table, but a joy.

Love the video though. Especially the first bit before they get unlimbered.



Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: T13A on 09 May 2017, 09:04:33 PM
Quote
Cordite bags were often separate, like in WW2 ships.

And in my 1970's Chieftain and I'm fairly sure in the Challenger 2.

Cheers Paul


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 22 May 2017, 03:48:58 PM
While looking for another reenactment video I found this one of Koniggratz (1866)  done in 2010. Probably old hat to those doing the period but interesting none the less:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtKpsGYoOxQ

The Austrians are clearly using muzzleloaders and the Prussians bolt action breechloaders (apparently not actual Dreyse Rifles, however).
What is amazing in the video is the enormous rate of fire difference between the two. Also likes the Uhlans  :)


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 22 May 2017, 07:03:18 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmWzqqV1LnQhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcRpeSSwpvEhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2g0UZNeySo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ry_NOXwCBX8http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qT435uvS0jshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-99g4GoC3Zk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NHuIz87FKEhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNud3jqGbGwhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyzoDA2-bqc


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 May 2017, 07:29:50 PM
*Wipes patriotic tear from eye*
Bless the empire and her wonder weapons! 🇬🇧
 ;D


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: paulr on 23 May 2017, 02:28:06 AM
 :o :o :o

A collection of videos from FSN, and the Centurion was second :o :-/


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 23 May 2017, 07:27:58 AM
Had to get you warmed up. Can't just dive in with the best!

You may find Centurions pop up in some of the other videos as well.   :-[




Never took to the Chieftain myself. Great slopy, smoky thing. Always thought it look sort of foreign.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: paulr on 23 May 2017, 08:36:59 PM
You may find Centurions pop up in some of the other videos as well :-[

I had noticed ;)


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 21 June 2017, 09:09:49 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9JkJGnyx-k

There's a scenario here, isn't there?


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: paulr on 22 June 2017, 12:05:33 AM
A couple at least ;)


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 22 June 2017, 12:28:30 AM
The best part was when it appeared three guys going to pull the tank onto the trailer by hand.
...and whose artillery do you suppose that was?


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 22 June 2017, 07:38:59 AM
In those days 3 good British Tommies could pull a tank.

They had a lot of practice with broken down vehicles.  :(

As to the artillery, I'm quite sure it was a display of pyrotechnics whipped up for the event.



Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Westmarcher on 22 June 2017, 10:27:09 AM

As to the artillery, I'm quite sure it was a display of pyrotechnics whipped up for the event.


Looked that way to me, too.  :)


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: toxicpixie on 22 June 2017, 10:29:09 AM
Ahhhh, the Crusader in it's natural habitat. The Light Aid Detachment trying to get it sent back depot...



Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Westmarcher on 27 June 2017, 02:05:45 PM
A birthday gift for fsn. Reminds me of the time when I was 15 and stayed with a Danish family for a week or so. One of the sons, who was doing his national service and home on leave, was assigned to a tank battalion equipped with Centurions. He must be about age 66 now. Wonder if still gets involved in the kind of stuff shown on the video? Whilst he liked the Centurion, he was quite excited about the fact that they were scheduled to be replaced with Leopards. Looking at the video, I was quite surprised to see that the Centurion actually appears taller than the Leopard 1. Anyway, Happy Birthday, Nobby ..... whenever that is ..... next leap year?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yqfb8PzPAfc


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: toxicpixie on 27 June 2017, 02:37:34 PM
The Leopard is *much* smaller than the Centurion all around (although about as wide?) - it's only four fifths the weight, too! Was supposed to be a smallish, fast and fairly cheap MBT emphasising firepower and mobility over armour and conventional protection. Given how many of each were built it's pretty much a toss up as to which was the better approach :D

Good video, bit exercise heavy for me, think I'll stick to toy soldier sized ones ;)


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 27 June 2017, 02:38:34 PM
Only got to watch the beginning of the video.  Do the Leopards have muzzle loading cannon also?

 


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Westmarcher on 27 June 2017, 11:27:13 PM
 :D

..... but, funnily enough, the gun is a smooth bore.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: ianrs54 on 28 June 2017, 07:28:15 AM
Only in Leo II, the 1's carry the L7, definitely riffled


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 28 June 2017, 07:41:58 AM
 :'(
There's lovely! Thank you Westie.



Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: cameronian on 29 June 2017, 11:46:04 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPl5uzFGiao


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 29 June 2017, 02:47:14 PM
Sweet vid!   :-bd


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Terry37 on 29 June 2017, 06:07:21 PM
Yes, very nice and mind opening. Can you imagine the poor Austrian horse artillerymen in the Napoleonic wars!!!

Terry


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Westmarcher on 05 July 2017, 11:06:00 PM
Don't know if many will like this Horse & Musket (18th Century) related video but wouldn't it be great if you could acquire something like 'green screens' to place around the edges of your wargaming table and have any background terrain you want, appropriate to the battle you are fighting? Maybe it's the future ......  8->

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTUs7hDq2PA
p.s. "John Adams" looked like a good mini-series (if you are a late 18th Century / early 19th Century buff). Wish I had seen it. Probably a box set available somewhere.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: KTravlos on 25 July 2017, 09:57:19 PM
John Adams is great. Amazon also has it on demand

This remarkable video was posted in the Great War Spearhead II group. No idea if it has been posted here in the past, but well worth watching. 1913 Franco-Belgian maneuvers


#Invalid YouTube Link#

With Respect
KTravlos


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Ithoriel on 25 July 2017, 11:52:28 PM
John Adams is great. Amazon also has it on demand

This remarkable video was posted in the Great War Spearhead II group. No idea if it has been posted here in the past, but well worth watching. 1913 Franco-Belgian maneuvers

Invalid Youtube Link

With Respect
KTravlos

Let's see if I can fix that for you

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcoXi4uJiMU


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 26 July 2017, 03:18:33 AM
Indeed - an excellent video - thanks for posting it KT.

And I second you on "John Adams" - a very well done series and well worth watching.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 26 July 2017, 07:44:36 AM
That's a fantastic film (the Belgians, not John Adams. I saw a documentary about his family. They were weird. Especially his Uncle Fester.)

There's little touches that one can draw from it ... the officer with the Havelock, the chap in the bearskin, the body of troops presumably running towards the pontoon bridge, who are strangely absent thereafter.

Only watched the first 5 mins, but am looking forward to the rest.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: KTravlos on 26 July 2017, 09:16:48 AM
Thanks for fixing the link Ithoriel.

The engineers running on the bridge after they complete are doing so to test the stability I believe. Very interesting is the movement of troops on the field. I remember a big discussion in TMP about how troops fought in the alter 19th century/early 20th century. I think this might be the best depiction we can have of "how they were supposed" to operate.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: pierre the shy on 26 July 2017, 10:24:09 AM
Thanks for the link to the 1913 Franco- Belgian exercise - very interesting....love those Belgian MG dog carts  :)

Actually have some 10mm MM ones hiding somewhere to do the Belgian Cavalry Division (one day maybe) :-$  


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: KTravlos on 27 July 2017, 08:03:28 AM
Here is another maneuvers film, once more courtesy of the Great War Spearhead Yahoo Group. 1912 British ones this time.

http://www.eafa.org.uk/catalogue/543 (http://www.eafa.org.uk/catalogue/543)


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: paulr on 27 July 2017, 08:19:16 AM
Both very interesting and about to change so much


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Westmarcher on 29 July 2017, 08:45:43 PM
That was good, KT. Quite fascinating. I can imagine it was not too dissimilar going as far back as Napoleonic times. By the way, what were the little carts pulled by the dogs?


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Westmarcher on 29 July 2017, 08:48:14 PM
On a separate topic, I quite like this. Some good anecdotal and geaky stories from Jim Dowdall, Stuntman (and tank fan).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94y-X3uF0wU


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 29 July 2017, 08:52:55 PM
That was good, KT. Quite fascinating. I can imagine it was not too dissimilar going as far back as Napoleonic times. By the way, what were the little carts pulled by the dogs?

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/d3/3e/ce/d33ecea75097abbb767f7c36e7f51dc1.jpg)
Machine gun dog cart?


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 July 2017, 09:31:27 PM
Maxim pulled by dog.
The British in 1914 thought it was cruel!


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: KTravlos on 29 July 2017, 10:47:28 PM
Yup Belgian carabiniers (?) used machine guns pulled by dogs


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Westmarcher on 04 August 2017, 09:36:44 PM
Is this a U.S. Lindybeige? Maybe not, but interesting nevertheless (well, for me at any rate) ....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tysB1DeKSAU


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 05 August 2017, 07:36:02 AM
 :-bd


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 05 August 2017, 01:14:41 PM
The British "Forgotten Weapons"?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbGoU-yx8YAhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2idYNKWGm4http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-EdQuAxAII


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 06 August 2017, 11:23:42 AM
I like to think of this being Dave, 25 years ago.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYVIVzCmH10


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 07 August 2017, 08:43:59 PM
Polish Army 1939
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBG9FMSOlr0


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: paulr on 07 August 2017, 10:26:59 PM
Very interesting footage

Some of those explosions looked very close to the tanks and troops :o


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: KTravlos on 08 August 2017, 04:04:10 PM
Very interesting footage

Some of those explosions looked very close to the tanks and troops :o

I think these were cinematic explosions. Truly the Polish Army of 1939 was the Interwar army taken to its perfect form. But alas, WW2 was not an Interwar war.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: paulr on 09 August 2017, 11:09:02 AM
A couple finds that hopefully others find interesting

The caption is wrong, not all the footage is from the Battle of Britain

I particularly liked the opening exchange, paraphrasing "What did you do in the war Grandmother?" "I made planes"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zv8rFPLN_Fg

An interesting insight into the Japanese on Iwo Jima and the views of some modern Japanese
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dKcAMmFxiQ


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Ithoriel on 09 August 2017, 11:55:51 AM
I particularly liked the opening exchange, paraphrasing "What did you do in the war Grandmother?" "I made planes"

For some reason this reminded me of a conversation with my late MIL.

Me: So, were you a nurse during the war or did that come later?
MIL: Oh no, I just did some typing during the war.
Me: Still, it all helped the war effort.
MIL: Oh, it was nothing important.

And she did do some typing during the war ... sometimes on a typewriter ... and sometimes on an Enigma machine ... at Bletchley Park!

Nothing important? Yeah right!


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Ithoriel on 09 August 2017, 12:41:11 PM
Double post - please delete


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 09 August 2017, 03:25:50 PM
And she did do some typing during the war ... sometimes on a typewriter ... and sometimes on an Enigma machine ... at Bletchley Park!

Nothing important? Yeah right!

They were the greatest generation because, in part, they never spent time telling us how great they were.  :)


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: paulr on 09 August 2017, 08:36:44 PM
You two have summed up my feelings while watching the opening sequence and so many other interviews with veterans or their families


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 10 August 2017, 09:31:20 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mH3jS2ZDgM
What type of gun is that at 1:04?


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 10 August 2017, 10:59:42 PM
Is it maybe a 2 pounder AT gun?


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Westmarcher on 10 August 2017, 11:12:03 PM
It looks like an Italian Pack Howitzer used by the British Army before the L118 Light Gun. I remember the toy (I thought it was by Dinky but turns out it was manufactured by Britains). The trail could be configured in 2 modes - normal upright howitzer mode or "lower silhouette" mode for anti-tank use (the video posted by Nobby shows it in this mode). I also recall recognising the type amongst the ordnance captured from the Argentinians during the Falklands War. Here is a link for the toy:-

https://picclick.co.uk/Britains-Deetail-1-32-105mm-Pack-Howitzer-Gun-Model-172814363292.html (https://picclick.co.uk/Britains-Deetail-1-32-105mm-Pack-Howitzer-Gun-Model-172814363292.html)

 ... and a YouTube video:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Fxtj19RSno
P.S. I didn't own the toy. I bought it for my young cousin's Christmas one year. And, yes, I played with the toy (well, I had to show him how it worked). :-[


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 11 August 2017, 07:43:43 AM
Thank you. Sounds reasonable.

This link has a picture of the piece in both positions.
https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/425238389801467223/ (https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/425238389801467223/)

Worst of all, I thought I knew all of Britain's range, but that on passed me by.

Time to hit the books, I feel.  :(


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: ianrs54 on 11 August 2017, 09:03:50 AM
 Looks like it's been spliced together from several films, the bren and Cents are early to mid 50's, pack howitzer and WOMBAT early to mid 60's. Hastings Transports mid 50's to early 60's.

IanS


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 13 August 2017, 07:45:14 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tp0e825grhM


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 14 August 2017, 08:21:37 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZvBIPexncY


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 15 August 2017, 02:32:47 PM
Wow, that bridging CV35 was ... unexpected.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 15 August 2017, 06:46:17 PM
It was very impressive. Wonder what the production run for that variant was?

Those little tankettes seemed very nippy. Do you think the film was speeded up a bit?


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: paulr on 15 August 2017, 08:31:57 PM
Wow, that bridging CV35 was ... unexpected.

Thanks Lowly, I had been searching for the right word to describe it since watching the clip :-S


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Aksu on 20 August 2017, 08:01:31 AM
Polish movie from the sixties, cavalry charge at Somosierra. Admirable break neck action from stuntmen and real horses. At film school our Soviet special effects teacher taught us that the best way to trip a horse on cue is to tie a rope to one of it's legs and pull it tight... ok... https://youtu.be/0ADndBAby1o (https://youtu.be/0ADndBAby1o)
Actually, the clip Inspired me to think about riderless horses in charging pose units...
Cheers,
Aksu


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: ronan on 20 August 2017, 09:29:46 AM
(...) Admirable break neck action from stuntmen and real horses. (...) https://youtu.be/0ADndBAby1o (https://youtu.be/0ADndBAby1o)

Amazing !


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 23 August 2017, 08:15:03 PM
Not related to the news ... but amazing!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TN7BjeRad2I

Notice that they took the aircraft off first.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Westmarcher on 23 August 2017, 09:40:45 PM

Notice that they took the aircraft off first.


I did. But what worries me is the poor Able Seaman who happened to be using the port side head ....  :o :-S


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 23 August 2017, 09:46:52 PM
No worse the using a privy placed on a hillside I should think. Of course the sudden turn to starboard would be disconcerting.
Was in the lavatory on a plane when we encountered heavy chop - gave to meaning to "hitting the fan".


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Techno on 24 August 2017, 07:13:15 AM
Stroll on !  :o

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Westmarcher on 25 August 2017, 10:43:36 AM
It's 1882 and the cutting edge in naval technology. Meet Colossus!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3_aMWMpSbg
(There's another one on the Colossus Interior.)


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: mad lemmey on 25 August 2017, 11:27:34 AM
What a ridiculously over complicated loading mechanism!!! Honestly! Automated firing, it will never work!
https://youtu.be/Xsp0Mr5Lcl8


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: ianrs54 on 25 August 2017, 01:00:01 PM
Shows why a round every 2-3 minutes was all that was achievable, and ranges were as low as they were.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: paulr on 26 August 2017, 01:57:52 AM
Those are those new fangled breech loaders, they'll never catch on ;)

Having both magazines outside the armoured citadel would have made being under fire 'rather exciting' :-SS X_X


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Westmarcher on 29 September 2017, 10:21:28 AM
Some Sharpe criticism ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elEA8awkpM8


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 29 September 2017, 02:23:09 PM
"
Tap - tap

Charge with cartridge!

Tap - tap

Spit your balls"

A little dubious about the fellow managing to catch his ramrod on a premature fire if using a full charge.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Leman on 29 September 2017, 07:15:11 PM
There is something about the over-enthusiastic aficionado which I find just a bit creepy.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: paulr on 29 September 2017, 07:44:31 PM
... over-enthusiastic aficionado ...

What percentage of this forum do you think might be considered to fall into that category ;)

Having said that I found I couldn't watch the video, the tone of the speaker was so off putting


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: mollinary on 29 September 2017, 09:04:24 PM
I lasted 27 seconds!


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 29 September 2017, 09:43:07 PM
Truthfully he could have said it all in 27 seconds. I watched the whole thing so you don't have to (I am one of those of which Paul speaks.  :))
BTW he made at least one error and I already expressed my skeptiz schept doubt on another point.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: paulr on 29 September 2017, 09:57:21 PM
I should add that several people who know me consider me an over-enthusiastic aficionado, they are however not wargamers so their calibration is probably off ;) ;D


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Westmarcher on 30 September 2017, 07:11:12 AM
OK, I give up. Which one of you lot is Victor Meldrew?   ;D


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Techno on 30 September 2017, 08:13:44 AM
I lasted 27 seconds!

I lasted 9. %-(-

Cheers - Phil



Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 30 September 2017, 01:45:06 PM
Today we are all Victor Meldrew.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: KTravlos on 30 September 2017, 02:07:57 PM
I guess being a verbose professor helped me last longer. To the 2:39 mark. I my opinion it is fine to be enthusiastic about something. It is not fine to be sanctimoniously enthusiastic about something. Remember boys and girls, you are not just your hobby :p (or perhaps we are...hmm....must sit down and think!)


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Westmarcher on 30 September 2017, 06:08:04 PM
Today we are all Victor Meldrew.

 ;D
I had noticed. At one point I thought, "My God, it's like Spartacus."

... "I am Meldrew!" ..... "No, I am Meldrew!" ....


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: FierceKitty on 30 September 2017, 07:35:57 PM
Je suis Charlie!


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: ianrs54 on 01 October 2017, 07:57:30 AM
Je suis Charlie!

Bloody Frogs - get everywhere


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 07 October 2017, 10:37:01 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DipovhlcmqIhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ico0aM6myhY

By the way, it's life-boy, not life-buwwy.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Westmarcher on 08 October 2017, 01:04:41 PM

By the way, it's life-boy, not life-buwwy.

Another one is "route." The word "route" is French for road and pronounced "root." However, nowadays, I've noticed that Americans say "rowt."  They didn't used to say "rowt" - they said "root" like the rest of us (e.g., see Chuck Berry below). "Rowt" is when your men run away (rout). What's going on, America?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tg2EbJy-9dc


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Raider4 on 08 October 2017, 01:10:55 PM
Je suis Charlie!

I am Groot?


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 08 October 2017, 02:39:26 PM
What's going on, America?

What's the point of having letters in words if you're not going to use them?

Yours,

Cholmondely d_guy


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Westmarcher on 08 October 2017, 03:26:55 PM
 :D  =D>

[What? Like Aluminium?]   :P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hl7MmcJIcec


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 08 October 2017, 05:15:51 PM
 :)
Excellent and interesting video which gave many examples I had not heard.
Incidently the first land battle of the ACW (arguably) is Philippi (Virginia) which is frequently mispronounced.

Aluminum may be the exception that proves the rule.  :-\  :P

Remember it was East Virginia that you recently visited, 'cause they lost!


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: mollinary on 08 October 2017, 07:12:34 PM
Krzyzanowski?  Now I would have liked to hear him have a go at that!  ;)

Mollinary


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Westmarcher on 10 October 2017, 12:50:17 PM
Schizz-a-novski ?   :-\

[click on the loudspeaker icon within the following link]
https://translate.google.co.uk/?client=safari&rls=en&oe=UTF-8&gfe_rd=cr&dcr=0&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&client=tw-ob#pl/en/krzyzanowski (https://translate.google.co.uk/?client=safari&rls=en&oe=UTF-8&gfe_rd=cr&dcr=0&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&client=tw-ob#pl/en/krzyzanowski)

 :D


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Westmarcher on 10 October 2017, 12:54:08 PM
Another reason why East Virginia lost ....  :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixX2rzH-0Sk


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: KTravlos on 10 October 2017, 08:44:37 PM
Some good images of interwar Greek kit (before the Metaxas dictatorship reforms). An interesting what if would be a Greek Civil War in 1935-1936 if the Venizelists had not botched badly their attempt to win over greek Macedonia. Kondylis (with probably the A and B Corps)  vs. Plastiras (with C and D corps) along the Vardar/Axios river.

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the later royalist coup by Kondylis (winner of the 1935 contest)

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Also some images of kit in 1926

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Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 10 October 2017, 08:48:13 PM
Fixed!

Some good images of interwar Greek kit (before the Metaxas dictatorship reforms). An interesting what if would be a Greek Civil War in 1935-1936 if the Venizelists had not botched badly their attempt to win over greek Macedonia. Kondylis (with probably the A and B Corps)  vs. Plastiras (with C and D corps) along the Vardar/Axios river.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWx4qGDtBHM

the later royalist coup by Kondylis (winner of the 1935 contest)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUV1ff-KG44

Also some images of kit in 1926

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6JXIBc4wwY


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: KTravlos on 12 October 2017, 06:36:28 PM
Oh dear I mucked that up. Thank you for helping fsn.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 12 October 2017, 06:58:10 PM
Another reason why East Virginia lost ....  :D

Watched with interest, thanks.
By analogy a matchlock should actually be termed a “fusil” while a flintlock should be a “fuzil, which means “fusiliers” are actually “fuziliers”!
 ;)

I shall now press on KT’s vids.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 12 October 2017, 07:25:47 PM
I also liked KT’s three videos. The inter-war is a fascinating period world-wide.

In the last video, the English language slide labeled the Evzones as “crack highland infantry” which seems a useful explanation for a general audience. Also, about half way through, there is an actual horse wreck!

The narration in the second vid was French, but was that Greek in the first one?  :-\  :P


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Aksu on 12 October 2017, 07:48:03 PM
Terrain building has changed a bit in 60 years, as has wargamers' sartorial standards.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNN63UtQenw
Cheers,
Aksu


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Westmarcher on 12 October 2017, 09:59:05 PM
Techno before his Seventies look.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: KTravlos on 13 October 2017, 11:10:35 AM
The narration in the second vid was French, but was that Greek in the first one?  :-  :P

hahaha! As for the horse wreck, Greeks whether ancient or modern have never been a horse-people. :p


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Techno on 13 October 2017, 03:23:01 PM
Techno before his Seventies look.

OI !!

You OIK !

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: ErHo on 13 October 2017, 04:46:01 PM
Another one is "route." The word "route" is French for road and pronounced "root." However, nowadays, I've noticed that Americans say "rowt."  They didn't used to say "rowt" - they said "root" like the rest of us (e.g., see Chuck Berry below). "Rowt" is when your men run away (rout). What's going on, America?


I'm in Oklahoma, 66 runs through the state capital and I've been on it several times.

We say "Root" 66, but when used apart from 66, its "Rowt" as in Postal Route




Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: jimduncanuk on 13 October 2017, 04:58:30 PM
I've done a few road miles in the States and I've driven Route 66.

Every American I spoke to about 'root 66' did not correct me on my pronunciation.

We have Postal Routes in the UK as well but they are pronounced as you would expect.

I don't know any American Posties so can't process that any further.

No point trying to correct them as they probably won't listen anyway. Just smile.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: ErHo on 13 October 2017, 05:26:04 PM
I've done a few road miles in the States and I've driven Route 66.

Every American I spoke to about 'root 66' did not correct me on my pronunciation.

We have Postal Routes in the UK as well but they are pronounced as you would expect.

I don't know any American Posties so can't process that any further.

No point trying to correct them as they probably won't listen anyway. Just smile.


We feel the same about your pronunciation of "Aluminum", "Basil", and "Bucket"
(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/03/b8/c0/03b8c0dfb06b7a2f852845ca7a02432b--keeping-up-appearances-tv-series.jpg)


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 01 November 2017, 06:50:54 PM
It's OK. There's a small bar in the bore to stop it being fired.  :o
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DEGci1uAUc

 :-\
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyuSIkt-eTs

I do enjoy the Chieftain
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BM7ZSaGISiMhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwGo6oTX_aY


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: pierre the shy on 04 November 2017, 02:44:35 AM
Thanks for the videos on the B1 fsn good stuff!!

explains a lot about why the French Army ended up with such a vehicle. I'll look out for Cheiftains other "inside the hatch" vids.

Wonder if Mrs Shy would let me visit Saumar if we ever get to France again - After my last visit to Bovington I think I would have to take her to Paris for a week first  ;)



Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 04 November 2017, 08:12:21 AM
 :D

The Chieftain has done a speed trip around Samur.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoGjAWo-HIM


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Westmarcher on 11 November 2017, 11:12:50 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jL1DkrYL70s
Fascinating to see some real black powder gun recoil on full charge for a change and getting some insight into how the incoming rounds sound when you are at the receiving end. Not so sure all the rounds are explosive as the title suggests plus, if you look closely, you will see there are definitely two types of gun used in this demo.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 11 November 2017, 02:11:17 PM
Really interesting video, both sight and sound. Given how much recoil was involved, causing the guns to be relaid between shots, the accuracy was pretty good. I wonder where they got the Austrian AFV?  :)


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: paulr on 29 November 2017, 11:03:48 PM
LindyBeige talking about the battle of Gate Pā, please forgive his pronunciation of Tauranga

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6QhW5S8Gk4

I've had the pleasure of walking the ground at 3 different Pā and the level of sophistication of the defenses is very high



Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: paulr on 09 December 2017, 07:38:39 PM
One for the Red Dwarf fans, Rimmer's (Chris Barrie) Top Five tanks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ix2kYHmdCJ8


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 09 December 2017, 08:38:06 PM
He got the right no 1, anyway! 

 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: paulr on 09 December 2017, 09:13:26 PM
I thought you might like that, but left it as a surprise ;)


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 11 December 2017, 06:03:10 PM
British Army training film about Operation Goodwood in 4 parts.
1960's(?) with contributions from both sides.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMoTtDxTal8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ehkp3hBoQM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUUHahXghI0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_XxVUmKwAw


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: paulr on 13 December 2017, 02:41:55 AM
Great find Nobby =D> =D> =D>

Particularly fascinating for me as I have a force from 21st Panzer based around one of Colonel von Luck's Panzergrenadier companies upported by some of Major Becker's assualt guns


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 18 December 2017, 10:10:42 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3A8BldxVckI
Canadians on D-Day.



I like the bit at the start when the commentator rips Steven Ambrose and his US-centric view of D-Day.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 30 December 2017, 09:28:34 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKPQVvhRpFU
Memories for some of you, I'd guess?


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 29 January 2018, 09:31:51 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOZ-xjRjgl0
I defy any British gentleman of a certain age not to get a lump in the throat watching this.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 06 February 2018, 09:45:30 PM
The Chieftain's top 5. Note at the start he states quite clearly that the Centurion is the best tank ever.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-RRbpMcqDs

Lindybeige having a go as well
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSNNNMYmTKQ


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 06 February 2018, 10:03:02 PM
Using only five words, why is the Centurion the best tank - like - ever? Please use words that I am likely to understand (small and transatlantic).


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 06 February 2018, 10:10:56 PM
History, design, cute, adaptability, track record


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 06 February 2018, 10:15:24 PM
First mbt arguably. It was centurions in boor that first attracted me to military history. My first model tank was a Cent. First war I really studied was the Yom kippput.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 07 February 2018, 04:55:18 AM
Thanks,
It took some time to sort out that “Track Record” meant its history of success and not some esoteria regarding the dimensions of the tread. :)
But “cute”? A Scorpian is “cute”.

Still, yours is a passion worth embracing.

Does boor mean BAOR or bore of its gun or did you mean they were initially a boor?

My wargame group at the time was insanely into actions in the Fula Gap - but pretty much a red star / white star affair - I was never bitten by the amour bug.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 07 February 2018, 07:51:41 AM
That'll teach me not to use small screen device late at night.

BAOR. My dad was in the RAF and in the early 60s we travelled the autobahn in a Triumph Herald looking for a safe space to deposit me. It was on those roads that I got bitten by the tank bug - we used to pass convoys of big vehicles on transporters. It was when I got a little book of tanks (which I still have) that I recognised some of the big easties as Centurions.

Come Christmas, I asked Santa for some tanks and he, bless him, came up with the Airfix beach defence position with original German Infantry and British Paratroops, along with a (IIRC) DUKW, M113, M48 and ... a Centurion.

I was a bit young for the 6 Day War, so the first war I actually followed "real time" was the Yom Kippur. This featured Centurions. As I learned more, I found Centurions popping up all over the place - Korea, Suez, India-Pakistan, Vietnam, Angola.

When I was old enough to actually study armour, I realised how significant the Centurion was in tank development. Arguably it was the first modern MBT*, putting it as important as the FT17. In the mid 1970s, like Techno, I went through an ABBA phase. This resulted in me looking at the current inventory of the Swedish army which included ... Centurions. My Skytrex (or Heroics and Ros - I wasn't as discriminating those days) Swedes held the border against the nasty Soviets many times.

And yes, I do think it is an attractive tank. It is very distinctive, and looks like a tank should look.

There are other tanks that are meritorious - the Sherman is an underestimated tank (see the Chieftain on that one), the T34 is iconic, the WWI MKIV is the "first" - then I think the Germans had a few that were quite good. My favourites include the Churchill - because it's a bulldog in tank form, the T35 because it's a glorious error, and the Pz IV because it's the forgotten, yet hard working sister to the more glamorous Panther and Tiger. Yet for sheer gut-wrench, the Centurion is, for me, No 1. I can look at a photo of my ex wife and feel nothing, yet a photo of a Centurion will have me smiling.

(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/c5/21/b7/c521b7eb4fd21a574fed47313d4070d0--battle-tank-south-vietnam.jpg)A Centurion in Viet Nam.

* sounds of cats being introduced into pigeon lofts

I understand I'm probably a bit of a lone voice, and I'm OK with that. One of the strengths of this forum is our variety. I for, example, see nothing attractive about the League of Ausburg. Fantasy doesn't rock my boat. I yawn at Imperial Romans (but will toot a hurrah for the Republicans), and that's OK too. If it doesn't grab you by the gut, no amount of learned explanation is going to light your fire.  


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Steve J on 07 February 2018, 02:44:01 PM
Somehow missed the Goodwood link first time around. Just watching it now and an excellent watch.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Terry37 on 07 February 2018, 06:19:30 PM
For those who might enjoy a little Renaissance Eastern Front action this is pretty good.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c74uh5XoI2Q

Terry


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: paulr on 07 February 2018, 08:35:10 PM
Using only five words, why is the Centurion the best tank - like - ever? Please use words that I am likely to understand (small and transatlantic).

Protection, Penetration, Mobility, Reliability, Pervasive


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 07 February 2018, 09:07:26 PM
For those who might enjoy a little Renaissance Eastern Front action this is pretty good.

Hordes of brightly coloured irregular cavalry.

That's my nightmare.

Though really spectacular!


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Terry37 on 20 February 2018, 02:52:10 AM
I love the ending vista in the movie "The Divide" and found it on YouTube. However, it can be a spoiler so if you've not seen the movie and might want to, wait and let the movie show it to you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JseT3uFIes

Terry


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: sunjester on 20 February 2018, 06:34:39 AM

I understand I'm probably a bit of a lone voice, and I'm OK with that.


I would actually agree with your opinion of the Centurion, for pretty much the same reasons you have given above. It's just I don't really game any period they feature in (except for Korea and i went for Yanks for that!). ;)


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 27 February 2018, 09:35:37 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGBmVqvhGYwhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWm5GS8-acshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KKfXZiVbzI

For those of you watching Troy: Fall of a City here's a lecture series (14 x 1/2 hour lecture) from some chap who talks Myceneans and Hittites nd Sea Peoples and Schliemann and lots of good things.

Would be really good, Techno, for someone who is, for example, sculpting for hours.    :D


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGBmVqvhGYw&list=PL4pSZ5yOhlInrgikHT5_VSdk-Fm-pM2Dv (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGBmVqvhGYw&list=PL4pSZ5yOhlInrgikHT5_VSdk-Fm-pM2Dv)


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 21 March 2018, 09:04:28 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZskjLq040I

Not strictly a war(game) related video, but quite enthralling Royal Game of Ur.



I'm getting quite hooked on British Museum videos.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: paulr on 21 March 2018, 09:39:21 PM
A brilliant game and a wonder 'character'  :) :) :)


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 21 March 2018, 11:58:08 PM
I knew irving was one of us when he said that if you needed a certain number you should not say it out loud. I would add - or even think it!


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Ithoriel on 22 March 2018, 12:17:25 AM
Great find fsn! Much appreciated.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: paulr on 22 March 2018, 07:46:45 AM
That video lead me down some very interesting rabbit holes :-\

I blame FSN >:( ;D


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 22 March 2018, 10:14:53 AM
 :D


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: FierceKitty on 22 March 2018, 11:08:41 AM
That video lead me down some very interesting rabbit holes :-

I blame FSN >:( ;D

A wargamer would say lead when he meant led.   ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Womble67 on 22 March 2018, 12:12:01 PM
Nice find

Take care

Andy



Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: paulr on 22 March 2018, 06:27:05 PM
A wargamer would say lead when he meant led.   ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

 :-[     ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 02 April 2018, 03:43:12 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlJy18c4xdw

The Chaffee!  :o

Surprise at no 1!


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: paulr on 03 April 2018, 04:59:59 AM
Would you buy a used tank off that Austrian?


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 03 April 2018, 07:36:02 AM
I've watched quite a few of his videos, if only to hear him say proper German words in German.

Having seen his choices here (well no 5 and no 1) I'm not so sure about him.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Westmarcher on 03 April 2018, 10:12:46 AM
Surprise at no 1!

Indeed!  :o   
..... but also a tank I happen to like!  :D  :-bd


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: paulr on 03 April 2018, 08:40:55 PM
I've watched quite a few of his videos, if only to hear him say proper German words in German.

Having seen his choices here (well no 5 and no 1) I'm not so sure about him.

He is Austrian so doesn’t speak proper German ;)

They sort of make sense given his “interesting” criteria

Some of his videos are good, others feel like he had to produce something so is quoting from a couple of books  :-\


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 22 April 2018, 09:47:44 AM
Gentlemen.

You know I have a weakness for a plummy accent. Combine that with naval aviation, and I'm hooked.   
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RW1dmmJhIjA


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: ianrs54 on 22 April 2018, 10:53:45 AM
Cept that Costal wernt naval, its RAF ! You total Oik Nobby


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 22 April 2018, 11:29:38 AM
I was using "naval" in the definition of "as or pertaining to ships of all kinds", as opposed to "belonging to, pertaining to, or connected with a navy".

 :P



Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 27 April 2018, 09:03:29 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4uXnGbi650

Hmmmm.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: paulr on 28 April 2018, 01:10:38 AM
 ???


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 14 May 2018, 08:17:43 PM
In America you can buy 20mm anti-aircraft guns?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yCxITYzW-0


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 14 May 2018, 09:05:57 PM
Interesting video. You need a come-along to cock it
To your question. At a minimum you would need a federal firearms dealer license - or - an uncle named something like , “Vinnie the cat”.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: toxicpixie on 15 May 2018, 09:24:57 AM
396lbs of force to cock it? Crikey, "action close" emergency use is a bit awkward! Unless you've got your trusty rope or block and tackle to hand :D

Wonder how much it went for... could use one in the garden, stop the pigeons and squirrels stealing all the veg...


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 15 May 2018, 01:49:25 PM
... could use one in the garden, stop the pigeons and squirrels stealing all the veg...
...or those pesky drones!


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: toxicpixie on 15 May 2018, 02:02:47 PM
Might be overkill for drones...

Could help stop people flying large and noisy airliners or police helicopters over us, but I suspect the authorities might get soggy and hard to light if I did that ;)


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 15 May 2018, 02:09:18 PM
BIG drones.  :D


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 17 May 2018, 08:17:41 PM
Lip reading WWI footage  :o
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdmAfsm18tA


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 17 May 2018, 08:20:32 PM
WWI in the air

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OILxxfj-iCU


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Techno on 17 May 2018, 10:03:10 PM
Those are great finds, Nobby !

The 'lip reading one' brought back memories of the telephone exchange in Guildford (Surrey)...where one of my colleagues, 'Mick' was completely deaf and dumb.
I got to learn how to lip read, because of that......I think I've probably lost that 'skill' now.

Mick would make some sort of sounds, when he was trying to communicate ('talk'), but I found it easier to completely ignore his 'speech' and just watch the movement of his lips/mouth.

There was one time where I wished the ground would open up and swallow me.

Sitting with Mick at 'tea', I asked if he was born deaf (a genuine question).....When he 'said' "No, a Doctor dropped me on my head, when I was baby".....To my shame, I just fell about laughing !!
Mick, bless him, took no offense ....But I still felt SO guilty !

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: toxicpixie on 18 May 2018, 09:23:37 AM
Oh dear Phil!

The trench lip reading was quite moving.

Not quite a "Youtube find" but I went with the father outlaw to see the 75th Anniversary screening of "The Dambusters" last night, and now I want to watch "Star Wars" again ;) Was excellent, the film was really cleaned up and with great sound now they've remastered it. The presentation first was a bit forced, very superficial and no detail but a nice acknowledgement for those involved even if I could do with out the bloody Glen Miller bloody Orchestra doing (technically excellent) terrible sub-jazz big band numbers every ten minutes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNdb03Hw18M


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 18 May 2018, 11:50:30 AM
Techno. I presume it's crossed your mind - the oddity of a prodoundly deaf person working with telephones?

How did he come to the trade?   :-\


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: FierceKitty on 18 May 2018, 12:12:31 PM
I once assumed that someone I'd just been introduced to was affecting a severe speech impediment as a sort of "Thank God it's Friday afternoon, I'm knackered" sort of joke. I nearly replied in kind, and then realised at the last second that the poor woman really spoke like that. I still shudder at the thought of how that encounter could have gone.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Techno on 18 May 2018, 04:49:38 PM
Techno. I presume it's crossed your mind - the oddity of a prodoundly deaf person working with telephones?

How did he come to the trade?   :-

It was the 'big question'. Nobby......But he could do anything required of him.....apart from answering the phone, obviously.
If he had to check that he wired a line correctly, we got him a 'light up' phone which 'flashed' when he dialed the number.

No idea how or why he got into telecommunications.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Terry37 on 26 May 2018, 07:13:19 PM
Here's the main battle scene from the 1985 movie Revolution. Always been a  favorite movie. I think it is very well done, but I cannot imagine walking forward toward the enemy like they did back then!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anUSt8BYeJ0

Terry


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: pierre the shy on 31 May 2018, 09:01:44 AM
Came across this youtube video in my travels round the net that I thought might be of interest.... 

OMG the tank is on fire  :(

You might be surprised at the conclusion this comparison video arrives at as to what WW2 tank is easiest to bale out of (the chap testing them out is a bit taller than your average tanker).

https://youtu.be/q6xvg5iJ4Zk


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: toxicpixie on 31 May 2018, 10:04:31 AM
They really aren't sized for WW2 tanks, are they...

Hurrah for adequate nutrition and living conditions, even if it means building bigger tanks to fit in :D


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Wulf on 31 May 2018, 11:07:48 AM
To be fair, The Chieftain isn't sized for any tank. He has another video describing his start in the Irish Army as a driver. They took one look at him & told him he'd never be a tank driver. So he became a commander instead... First in the Irish army, then US commanding Abrams. If you watch the rest of his videos he gives some candid views on tank ergonomics through the years...


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: toxicpixie on 31 May 2018, 11:31:45 AM
Yeah, I've watched a fair few of his videos, he's very entertaining. I didn't know his service was quite so extensive, now I look it up!

Pierre, the conclusion doesn't surprise me - best tank of the war :D


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 31 May 2018, 11:53:51 AM
I do enjoy the Chieftain.

His video on the A13 made me see it in qite a different light.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: cameronian on 31 May 2018, 07:27:56 PM
Bojiště Königgrätz 1866 v roce 1923

Try entering this in the YouTube search bar, very short video but bears out my impression that the bohemian battlefields were much less wooded in the last century than they are today


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Redstef on 12 June 2018, 09:56:52 AM
I always had my doubts about the effectiveness of the Soviet Amoeba camouflage until I saw this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3I4AswoR-w

 :o


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: toxicpixie on 12 June 2018, 12:36:34 PM
That's very good camo!



Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: ronan on 12 June 2018, 06:39:52 PM
I always had my doubts about the effectiveness of the Soviet Amoeba camouflage until I saw this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3I4AswoR-w

 :o

Indeed !
Several years ago, during a reenactment event, I was wearing this camo. I went prone for a photographer, near a small bush. A family was passing by, only the child saw me (he was ~ 2m away !) and his father looked at me, and said "no, you're wrong, there's no one"   ;D


(I'm on the left ) :
(http://nazapad.2d6.fr/albums/userpics/10001/normal_imgp0211pt.jpg)

from : http://nazapad.2d6.fr/thumbnails.php?album=1 (http://nazapad.2d6.fr/thumbnails.php?album=1)


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fred. on 12 June 2018, 07:20:18 PM
In the video it is very effective. I was hoping that they would show some one in a plain uniform in the similar places to get an idea of how effective the camo was, versus just hiding behind trees.

It was very good when the guy moved, then stopped, he very quickly blended in again.

One of the comments on the video suggests that the large hood really helped, as it breaks up the outline of the person, I guess making them more bush like. I did find it funny that the next linked you tube video was one about how to camouflage your face - for this video, I would be very surprised if what they were doing make much difference over any disruptive pattern over the face, at the likely range you would be seeing (or not seeing) the hiding person. 


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: toxicpixie on 12 June 2018, 09:07:11 PM
Have you seen the current Israeli army headgear?

Looks like a floppy bakers/chefs hat.

Looks ridiculous and works brilliantly - completely messes up the shape of the helmet & head into something the human eye just skips past as if it was a natural object!


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 12 June 2018, 09:22:55 PM
(https://media.giphy.com/media/5oxJPK5Z2zDYQ/giphy.gif)(https://media.gettyimages.com/photos/israeli-soldiers-from-the-golani-brigade-take-part-in-a-military-in-picture-id173716052)
 


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 12 June 2018, 09:29:14 PM
Oh dear, Matt. Oh dear.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1_FN5jUNsg


Why is a Fokker DR1 is like a window furnishing?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z25T-s0gu8M (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z25T-s0gu8M)


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: toxicpixie on 12 June 2018, 09:30:14 PM
That’s the one, and the gif is about my first reaction to it as well!


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Wulf on 13 June 2018, 10:42:27 AM
I'm trying to find a YouTube video of a parade of Russian/Soviet WWII era tanks, some if not all replicas - there's a T-35, some T-34s, etc. - passing through a town. Anyone have the link? I thought it was on this thread but I don't see it...


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: paulr on 13 June 2018, 10:51:54 AM
This thread http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,17343.0.html (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,17343.0.html) perhaps


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Wulf on 13 June 2018, 10:53:49 AM
Ah, facebook, thank you  :-bd


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Redstef on 13 June 2018, 11:59:07 AM
Footage from the Somme 1916 superimposed over the same spot 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuz0BA3-_P0


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: paulr on 13 June 2018, 06:49:56 PM
A poignant painstaking project


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Techno on 14 June 2018, 06:22:22 AM
Without a doubt !

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: KTravlos on 27 June 2018, 01:16:20 PM
I uploaded two videos from my recent trip to Athens which members might find interesting

1. The normal change of the Evzone Guard at the monument of the unknown soldier

https://youtu.be/7t__ha_HVtA?list=PL7qM1ZYRwV_C3QfLB1C64yJmNvQSEGB-b

2. The assembly hall of the old parliament building.

https://youtu.be/gVd2vgu2hVA?list=PL7qM1ZYRwV_C3QfLB1C64yJmNvQSEGB-b

With Respect
Konstantinos Travlos



Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 27 June 2018, 02:38:14 PM
Thanks KT!
Watching the changing of the guard I was struck by the grace and balance required (not to mention remembering the complex choreography). The pigeons are apparently used to the whole thing.

The black rock / white rock voting system would not work here in the States - they would be hurled at the opposition instead.  ;)


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 05 July 2018, 01:25:22 AM
Where to put this?  :-\ There are several threads certainly -OR- I could start a new thread - as I’ve done in previous years to celebrate this event. Certain areas of discourse in recent years, however, no longer engender the gut busting humor or playful bonhommie they once did.
So I shall Bogart this thread - created by a poster who can still make me snort morning coffee out through my nose! Even if I didn’t paint 10mm or even wargame, I would come hear just to read the musings of Centurion Felix Septinius Novus (and his merry band of trolls and derailers). “Sure that was football?” Indeed!!  ;D

So now, with most of our former overlords abed, I give you:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCQBUzFcUUo

Glorious 4th!


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: mad lemmey on 05 July 2018, 06:58:32 AM
Well, I was not expecting that! Happy 5th Of July Bill!


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 05 July 2018, 07:40:54 AM
To me the 4th July (1862) will always be magical because that's the day that Lewis Carroll first tells the story that he would later write as "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland".

And wasn't the Entebbe Raid the 4th July? Seem to recall that as partof the blurb for the new film.

Higgs-Bosun 2012 which, IIRC was the same day of the death as the lovely Eric Sykes.

Aside from that ... can't think of anything particularly special.   :-\





Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: FierceKitty on 05 July 2018, 09:32:43 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YCLze1DyS4


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Techno on 05 July 2018, 10:58:46 AM
Very cute !  :)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Aksu on 05 July 2018, 12:22:05 PM
When things look glum, chuck in some T34s and all will be good.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rui6iHC9Rms (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rui6iHC9Rms)
From the 1955 Czech film "The Tank Brigade". A massive attack scene with real kit.
Cheers,
Aksu


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Terry37 on 05 July 2018, 07:51:19 PM
Wow! That Czech film looks awesome! Thanks for sharing!!!

Terry


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 08 July 2018, 10:33:22 PM
Some Korean War (non-American) videos:

Canada
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Frb2Y3QjQ4
Interesting details - like the close up of the officer with a field dressing under the netting on his helmet; the Wasp (did it ever get to Korea?); use of a helicopter; Korean stretcher bearers and porters; the different loads being carried; the man at 17:12 who apparently has breasts, but no bra  :o ;the very Canadian caps; the old Canadian flag; at 25:07 and 26:24 the Vickers gun (Techno);

Australia - Mustangs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xK8SDCE1RoM
Narrator seems very keen to point out the number of Japanese working at the airbase

Australians
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adzrH8XFRdA
3RAR (Centurion at about 0:45, 1:31) Roundels on Jeeps at 2:20, 17pdr 2:39,

Ethiopians
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTtxW3tAKvg

British veterans, Leicester
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KMmuTVeLEI

27th Brigade

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0RZZi9EDIY
Wish this had been published whilst Techno was looking for sources.

Pathe, 1953
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TkbBp4Ffak

Centurions!  :x (only up to about 20 seconds. Then just a lot of American generals.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_HPeoAjH18
Chaffee crew look on enviously.

Interview with a Chinese veteran
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGrO4emyZG8


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 10 July 2018, 06:50:44 PM
D-day audiobooks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oqrY_wdShk
Full book - 6 hours


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbhVd-yOpqM


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpSLo7d1rYw
In 4 parts - total about 17 hours. Plenty time for painting. 


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Ithoriel on 16 July 2018, 04:16:17 PM
ROMNEY, HYTHE & DYMCHURCH RAILWAY - The World’s Smallest Public Railway

From 15:00 to 15:55 there's footage of Engine No5 "Hercules" as part of what is probably the smallest armoured train ever :)

I've ridden the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch railway a few times as a kid but, alas, never the armoured train :(

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzUN1OjaNQY


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 16 July 2018, 05:35:18 PM
Thanks, Ithoriel, what a fascinating video. I was happy to see they are still in operation and have an interesting website to explore as well:
http://www.rhdr.org.uk


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 16 July 2018, 08:11:25 PM
Not YouTube, but the BBC have released 16000 sound effects.
 
http://bbcsfx.acropolis.org.uk (http://bbcsfx.acropolis.org.uk)


I can recommend that anti-aircraft guns
http://bbcsfx.acropolis.org.uk/?cat=guns (http://bbcsfx.acropolis.org.uk/?cat=guns)

Check out the RAF Stations section too, and the Army includes some WWI marching sounds.
There is also a 26 second "orgy" - which doesn't sound like any I've been to.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 16 July 2018, 10:18:41 PM
Very good resource, fsn!
I particularly like “push of pike with religious exhortations” ...OK, I made that up... but lots of interesting stuff.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: cameronian on 20 July 2018, 11:56:31 PM
Ok, I’m neither pro Trump nor anti but this tickled me - https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=k-LTRwZb35A


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 21 July 2018, 06:55:39 AM
That's very clever.  ;D ;D


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: cameronian on 21 July 2018, 10:45:33 AM
It is isn't it, a very hard parody to achieve well, Tom Lehrer is the only person I could name who managed it - apart from Randy  ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYW50F42ss8   sorry about the annoying advert at the begining


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: steve_holmes_11 on 21 July 2018, 02:26:12 PM
That's very clever.  ;D ;D

Couldn't agree more, it's pretty simple to assemble the 2 clauses required for a classic internet meme.
But the word count on that particular song requires a of of talent.


I speak as one who tried to assemble a "Hitler reacts" video when our works canteen hiked prices.
The good ones make it look easy, but again it's the sheer word count that makes it difficult.
Old Adolph has a lot to say for himself in that filk, and it's tricky to provide lines that are on topic without repetition or hesitation.


It was once said that our American cousins couldn't master the darker rhetorical arts of satire, parody and sarcasm.
If you know where to look you can find plenty of quality counter-examples.
I now return our British readers to Mrs Brown's Boys.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: cameronian on 21 July 2018, 03:39:05 PM
Mrs Brown's Boys - a very good, indeed definitive argument against the license fee, its vile. Down with the BBC.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: steve_holmes_11 on 21 July 2018, 11:13:26 PM
Mrs Brown's Boys - a very good, indeed definitive argument against the license fee, its vile. Down with the BBC.

Chap dressed as a woman - never fails to raise a laugh.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: ianrs54 on 22 July 2018, 08:44:20 AM
LCD TV, yet more proof of the stupidity of the great British public.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Techno on 22 July 2018, 08:50:46 AM
Ok, I’m neither pro Trump nor anti but this tickled me - https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=k-LTRwZb35A

As Nobby says....That's very clever !.....Most impressive !!!

(Is it a Gilbert & Sullivan 'rip off' ?......Said he, sounding ignorant)

There's lots and lots of 'old' stuff on youtube that I thought I'd never get to see again.
I keep going back to Constable Savage....And all the clips of Rowley Birkin Q.C (Those make me laugh, anyway...each to his own, I suppose....Mrs Brown's boys, does nothing for me, at all) ;)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 22 July 2018, 09:05:14 AM
(Is it a Gilbert & Sullivan 'rip off' ?......Said he, sounding ignorant)
It's the "Modern Major General" from "The Pirates of Penzance". 

First record I ever bought, so I used to be able to sing the original.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Techno on 22 July 2018, 09:24:41 AM
Thanks, Nobby ! :)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 22 July 2018, 09:33:54 AM
Just to even up the political satire ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y54FRMedT_s


... and how it should look ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlTisI_HSgw


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: paulr on 23 July 2018, 07:19:06 AM
Lindybeige talking about wargaming during WWII :) :) :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVet82IUAqQ


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 23 July 2018, 07:37:09 AM
I watched that one last night.

Excellent Lindy in action.

Has a resonance since I work in Walker House ... the building where the wargames took place.  :D


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 29 July 2018, 08:14:39 PM
This is where I was this weekend. Just outside Sherrifmuir there's some replica Atlantic Wall fortifications. They were built in 1943 and used as a training aid. What remains is quite impressive, about 60m of wall, plus a number of bunkers. My daughter and I found only 3, but there are more apparently.  They are very impressive, including a couple of Tobruks in very good condition.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIZYW3Lva1I


My daughter is absolutely fabulous. Drives her old dad around the back road of Scotland looking for old military ruins.  :D


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: paulr on 29 July 2018, 08:47:26 PM
Well done that daughter  =D> =D> =D>


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Techno on 30 July 2018, 06:25:02 AM
Seconded ! :)

(The thing to do when you find a bunker, Nobby, is to open the club face and make sure you follow through...Don't quit on the shot.) :D

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: ianrs54 on 30 July 2018, 08:19:12 AM
Oh no - NOT BLOODY GOLF.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Leman on 30 July 2018, 02:17:11 PM
A good walk spoiled!


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Terry37 on 31 July 2018, 09:06:32 PM
Just stumbled upon this and it's pretty cool. Would expect them to have mustaches however, but it's still very cool.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTAxlPMuOyw

Terry


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Aksu on 09 August 2018, 06:18:21 AM
Gallipoli exhibition with huge sculptures by Weta workshop. Moving stuff.https://youtu.be/q1tL6-xCTN4 (https://youtu.be/q1tL6-xCTN4)


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: paulr on 09 August 2018, 09:13:05 AM
It is definitely moving in person, I've visited three times so far

The attention to detail is amazing; there are three different species of flies on the bully beef


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Aksu on 16 August 2018, 08:14:31 AM
A British movie from 1956, a Hill in Korea. https://youtu.be/ID1pLl5FMxk (https://youtu.be/ID1pLl5FMxk)
National servicemen vs Chinese.
Cheers,
Aksu


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 16 August 2018, 11:14:25 AM
Great film.

It's how Michael Caine got into film. He fought in Korea and was taken on as an expert.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Terry37 on 16 August 2018, 04:29:45 PM
Ah, did not know that about Michael Caine. This, by the way, is one of my favorite threads. There is so much good stuff to be found on YouTube.

Terry


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: mollinary on 16 August 2018, 07:12:56 PM
Ah, did not know that about Michael Caine. This, by the way, is one of my favorite threads. There is so much good stuff to be found on YouTube.

Terry

You won’t be surprised to learn “Not a lot of people know that!”


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Steve J on 16 August 2018, 09:18:43 PM
I think that film was on today. Was tempted to record it, but then completely forgot. Will probably be repeated soon though...


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: ErHo on 17 August 2018, 09:20:26 PM
Great film.

It's how Michael Caine got into film. He fought in Korea and was taken on as an expert.

Alfie was in Korea??

I'll need to check this out!  Great find!


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Terry37 on 17 August 2018, 10:46:29 PM
On the subject of movie stars and history, I had the honor and pleasure to have corresponded with Michael Todd before he passed. Not sure how many know he was in the Airborne during WW2 and jumped into Normandy. He told me once that there was a scene  that seemed a bit odd to him in the filming of The Longest Day, where he played Major John Howard who took Pegasus Bridge. In the war he was the actual officer that came up and told Major Howard that he was relieved by the 7th Battalion of the Airborne.   I don't know who the actor was that played the paratrooper who came up to Major Howard in the movie, but he said it always seemed a bit odd that as he turned around in that scene that I was talking to me.....or well, the actor who was playing me!

And that's the rest of the story,

Terry


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 17 August 2018, 10:56:48 PM
Richard Todd?


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: paulr on 17 August 2018, 11:12:24 PM
This was one of the suggested videos next to "A Hill in Korea"

Michael Caine talking about some of his experiences in the military, including in Korea

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxJI7Uz8xnU


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 24 August 2018, 04:45:08 PM
Forgotten Weapons is going up a gear ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dJDn5F1GQkhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcZmeeV2ygE

The Chieftain seems to be running out of tanks too
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w08rtY5dz7Mhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0t8Fk7Fszwc


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: paulr on 24 August 2018, 09:56:13 PM
Rock Island Auction Company are obviously very nice hosts :)
And have worked out a good way to get 'free' coverage on Youtube ;)


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 27 August 2018, 11:26:28 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=too2K3GJjiA
A lecture on linen body armour.

"The Study of Antiquity and the Middle Ages" is a fantastic channel on YouTube
 


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 28 August 2018, 09:54:02 PM
Hmmm ... no takers for the hours lecture on linen armour?

How about this?

Periscope Films (great channel for old new reels) has just added some contemporary Viet Nam films:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AH2Q4N4cpBchttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJQojYzg5Owhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzfcBAHCUIk
I've linked 3 here, but there are 10 altogether.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 28 August 2018, 09:59:14 PM
Just accidentally clicked on a 1930's childbirth video  :-& :-& :-&

Spithead review, 1937
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GePe2CGKAyM

Mosquito Tsetse
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pX-IxiZyGRk


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Wulf on 31 August 2018, 03:26:53 PM
Probably not news to some, but it's official...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FM8ghQJ4TfA


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 31 August 2018, 05:37:02 PM
Just watching it as I logged on to the Forum.  :)


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 02 September 2018, 02:04:33 AM
It's interesting how difficult it was  to nail down something as recent and ubiquitous as Dunkel Gelb.

History is hard.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 03 September 2018, 08:55:36 PM
Forgotten Weapons ... with some weapons which haven't been forgotten ...

WWII light mortars - French and German
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxxBbH-6_2w  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnQkLt3VJF8

... and the Bazooka
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FP5UAfnohU


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 09 September 2018, 12:00:28 AM
Assembly ships.
No, I hadn't heard of them before, either.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYm1QEV69bo
(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/56/d7/b6/56d7b69c136422fa73ab71504f2802d7.jpg)(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/OuIAAOSwZQxW2MEr/s-l1600.jpg)


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Westmarcher on 09 September 2018, 02:46:56 AM
Had forgotten about these.  :-bd


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: mad lemmey on 09 September 2018, 07:21:03 AM
Basically, they were often crews who needed 1 or more mission before theor tour of duty was up, but too shellshocked to go, so acting as an assembly craft counted as a mission.
Bright and colourful.
I painted one for a mate once, as he had spares from Tumbling Dice!


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Westmarcher on 16 September 2018, 09:58:39 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSy7GvniFdk


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 22 September 2018, 12:47:13 PM
https://www.facebook.com/mashtabekb/videos/1560337517321779/

For Facebook users: French troops in 1940


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Terry37 on 22 September 2018, 04:03:03 PM
Thanks FSN! Love the film footage of the 1940's French. You could definitely see the various camo schemes on hte vehicles - oh to have seen it in color!!!

Terry


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Westmarcher on 26 September 2018, 11:04:17 AM
Too many German vehicles and not enough Allied ones? Another variation for WW2 modellers/gamers to consider ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7tlZDsNBkY


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: pierre the shy on 08 October 2018, 09:30:49 AM
A brilliant blend of an actual recording of a Lancaster crew made in 1943 during a raid on Berlin linked up with some good VR technology:


https://www.youtube.com/embed/oiaPwpH7NGc

Worth Watching  ;)
    


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: KTravlos on 10 October 2018, 07:31:46 AM
Hi all

I wanted to notify you of two things I am doing on my YouTube channel.

1) I am going to record and post all of my lectures for the course Diplomatic History that I teach this semester. You can find them here. I apologize for the bad quality, but I promise to make it better.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7qM1ZYRwV_BBtiZl4fZVUhbknQu9cGQC]https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7qM1ZYRwV_DaSekOxxT53xEP5Lx4AQ8t[/url

2) Inspired by The Great War Youtube series I will make an attempt in providing some coverage along those lines of the Greek-Turkish War 1919-1923. You can follow my efforts (and their inevitable failure) at this link

[url]https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7qM1ZYRwV_BBtiZl4fZVUhbknQu9cGQC (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7qM1ZYRwV_DaSekOxxT53xEP5Lx4AQ8t[/url

2) Inspired by The Great War Youtube series I will make an attempt in providing some coverage along those lines of the Greek-Turkish War 1919-1923. You can follow my efforts (and their inevitable failure) at this link

[url)

With Respect
KTravlos


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: paulr on 10 October 2018, 08:22:12 AM
Hi all

I wanted to notify you of two things I am doing on my YouTube channel.

1) I am going to record and post all of my lectures for the course Diplomatic History that I teach this semester. You can find them here. I apologize for the bad quality, but I promise to make it better.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7qM1ZYRwV_DaSekOxxT53xEP5Lx4AQ8t (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7qM1ZYRwV_DaSekOxxT53xEP5Lx4AQ8t)


2) Inspired by The Great War Youtube series I will make an attempt in providing some coverage along those lines of the Greek-Turkish War 1919-1923. You can follow my efforts (and their inevitable failure) at this link

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7qM1ZYRwV_BBtiZl4fZVUhbknQu9cGQC (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7qM1ZYRwV_BBtiZl4fZVUhbknQu9cGQC)

With Respect
KTravlos

I think I've tidied up the URLs correctly

I'll have a look as I get a chance :)


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Terry37 on 10 October 2018, 03:07:48 PM
Paul, Great - a proper looking gentleman! But already knew that from your posts!

Terry


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Terry37 on 10 October 2018, 03:13:36 PM
Just stumbled upon this while having a quick look at Paul's videos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJkz1pEBqf8

Terry


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: paulr on 10 October 2018, 09:56:23 PM
Paul, Great - a proper looking gentleman! But already knew that from your posts!

Terry

Sorry for the confusion Terry but the videos are KTravlos'

I merely tidied up the links to them that had got a little corrupted in his original post

Has anyone watched enough to judge the quality of KTravlos' scholars cradle :-\ (a Lindybeige reference fo those who haven't watched his channel)


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Westmarcher on 21 October 2018, 02:03:23 PM
For GI Joe / Action Man fans .....?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lpsk73NagSw
A bit like watching Thunderbirds - only it's WW2!  ;D


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 02 November 2018, 09:27:14 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtZl_GE4690


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 03 November 2018, 01:46:48 PM
Thanks for that last vid, fsn! As one of the commentors at YouTube points out, many of the photos are by Edward Curtis, who documented the very end of a culture. I was in particular struck by the sound track and the many, many beautiful women.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 03 November 2018, 03:11:31 PM
 :D


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: pierre the shy on 07 November 2018, 07:49:00 AM
Anyone heard of Squire before? I've not seen these before but they have made a lot of them - but I found the humour a bit dry after a while, but very cleverly done  ;)

What if Fury had been a British film?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRNS0RVWRo8


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 07 November 2018, 08:21:32 AM
Put the link in for you ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRNS0RVWRo8


World of ships ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CK579LK4P98


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 07 November 2018, 02:33:46 PM
 ;D ;D =O

Putting your leave to good use.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 11 November 2018, 09:48:57 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKHdsdj-EZA

Especially for Techno. This is how a Vickers crew looks. I'm guessing most Maxim type guns would be crewed in much the same way. 


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: ianrs54 on 11 November 2018, 09:59:32 AM
Should have a spotter as well,  and would normally fire  1 in 4 trace, so as to walk it into your target.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: paulr on 18 November 2018, 08:39:15 AM
I stumbled across this Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy painting video of some chaps who look rather familar ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfAfbN1v9Us

Has she not seen 6mm or 2mm figures :-\


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: pierre the shy on 14 December 2018, 04:20:40 PM
Came across this 1964 "Fortress Switzerland" doco...evidently almost nominated for an Oscar.

Features amongst other things some fairly spectacular flying scenes by Hunters and Venoms as well as Centurions doing some "bushbashing".    

https://www.youtube.com/embed/mXWUCmeUF9o

One day I will learn to embed properly  ;)


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Westmarcher on 19 December 2018, 11:14:12 PM
A short video on fsn's other favourite tank ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2p-izpDBZv4


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 20 December 2018, 10:37:19 AM
Thanks, Westie.  :D


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Westmarcher on 02 January 2019, 10:52:44 PM
Another one. Another point of interest for me is in the comments section, where someone speculates whether or not the Churchill might have been more suited to the narrow roads and hills of Korea.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5J9iHtOu-Cc


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 06 January 2019, 08:44:57 AM
Great find Westie.  :D

The Chieftain opining about interwar tank development.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbKAg4SRW_Uhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7AgcBIs8bM


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Westmarcher on 23 January 2019, 04:15:44 PM
Didn't spot these until now. Must have a look.

Here's a change of century. What a lovely ship (wouldn't like to have served in her though!) ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fakw-bS3ujI


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: ronan on 23 January 2019, 06:09:13 PM
I was lucky to see the building of this boat. (not far away from where I used to live)
   :)


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 04 February 2019, 09:36:19 PM
I do not need another project ... however.

Drachinifel is a YouTube channel which describes in 5 minute videos ships of WWI and WWII. I have always shied away from WWI Naval 'cos I found the terminology confusing ... buuut I have watched quite a few of these little videos and am getting the hang of it.  :(

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Al1wpBp30zU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2jpK0HJ254 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW4FyLJfBOM


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 09 March 2019, 03:48:27 PM
Russian round ships.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5AUGq4Voeg


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 09 March 2019, 04:48:38 PM
Very interesting! Have subscribed to his channel. I see that he moved away from the robovoice (thankfully)!


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: steve_holmes_11 on 09 March 2019, 07:48:39 PM
I do not need another project ... however.

Drachinifel is a YouTube channel which describes in 5 minute videos ships of WWI and WWII. I have always shied away from WWI Naval 'cos I found the terminology confusing ... buuut I have watched quite a few of these little videos and am getting the hang of it.  :(

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Al1wpBp30zU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2jpK0HJ254 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW4FyLJfBOM

Wing Turrets intensify!!


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 15 March 2019, 02:48:04 PM
The voyage of the Russian 2nd Pacific Squadron, 1904.

I didn't realise it was this bad!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Mdi_Fh9_Ag


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 15 March 2019, 05:06:57 PM
Slow motion 76mm and 152mm shells.

Interesting to see how the shell travels.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpJ8EoGmLuE


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: steve_holmes_11 on 15 March 2019, 05:22:11 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uIPG-UrANM


And a lot more jolly German marching songs from the same content provider
Subtitled, should you desire karaoke while you game.

Video contains Tricornes!  :-bd


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 15 March 2019, 05:31:32 PM
Paid weekly and sixty rounds a man - superb organization.  :) :-bd


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Westmarcher on 15 March 2019, 07:15:08 PM
Slow motion 76mm and 152mm shells.

Interesting to see how the shell travels.

"Looks like a giant bullet." D'uh!  =)
Also, you don't stand so close to a firing tank gun - lucky it wasn't the 120mm pieces fitted to today's MBTs.


Video contains Tricornes!  :-bd

Heh! Someone threw in a Shako!  :o

(just as well I like Shakos, too)


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 15 March 2019, 08:40:56 PM
And a lot more jolly German marching songs from the same content provider
Subtitled, should you desire karaoke while you game.
I forgot how much I hated oom-pah music!

Much better - the Song of the Onion (French stereotypes being reinforced)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKRogpFUaY0


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 15 March 2019, 08:47:41 PM
The Chieftain talking about French armoured development.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqoPZK6gyao

Bloke on the range talking about how the Bren was used. Quite enlightening.  :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLd0Px2Q8E0


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 15 March 2019, 10:09:49 PM
"Looks like a giant bullet." D'uh!  =)
Also, you don't stand so close to a firing tank gun - lucky it wasn't the 120mm pieces fitted to today's MBTs.
What got me was the "blew my glasses off" ... then stand in exactly the same place.

The bloke hiding behind the Sherman as the 152mm went off was far more snsible.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 25 March 2019, 05:25:48 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEwp1AXm5x0http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1R0wYo8vwM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DW24UB5YEohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzhWlwenvFk

OK, so I've only watched Confederates vol1, but it was quite an informative watch.


I am putting up the ACW as the war with the most irritating soundtrack. Banjo and fiddle!




Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 25 March 2019, 06:18:22 PM
Add here was me thinking each video would be one minute!  :o  ;)


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 25 March 2019, 06:40:27 PM
 :D

About an hour and a half each.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Wulf on 25 March 2019, 08:23:55 PM
A minute is a long time when the shooting starts...


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 01 April 2019, 06:35:29 PM
Finally, Forgotten Weapons talks about a forgotten weapon! Great topic for all WWI and interwar fans! Do you think we could get some to add to the French WWI range?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olLjXYKfUYA



Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 07 April 2019, 03:11:47 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNcV13uayxw

This guy does nice, detailed videos about WW2 aircraft.  Above he explains the several reasons for the gull wing on the Corsair and below he explains the importance of high octane fuel in giving speed advantages to Allied (or at least US) planes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTD7DqXfRno


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 16 April 2019, 05:26:16 PM
Found this animated version of the Battle of Kulikovo. You can find an English dubbed longer version from which these battle scenes were taken but I found the dubbing distracting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJC2mkdxFWw


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 16 April 2019, 05:45:46 PM
The above also led to the museum at Kulikovo which has an interesting diorama of the battle that uses lights to animate. I’ve seen this technique before but this one is particularly well done. The sound track has an interesting selection of music.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_s0Ozuddono


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 20 April 2019, 05:34:49 PM

The Chieftain looking at the Stalwart.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TDLqSiu9AE


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 20 April 2019, 06:06:44 PM
BBC radio play: The Enemy Below, which tbh I only knew from the film starring Robert Mitchum and Kurt Jurgens.

Good way to spend and hour and a half when you're painting.

First broadcast in 1963, the broadcast ends with the BBC news from November 1963 - with the main story being the death of Kennedy. (1hr 27min if you want.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAVr8AFXPRc


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 22 April 2019, 09:07:13 AM
SdKfz 234 footage
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3j6Cm8ZExY


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Westmarcher on 22 April 2019, 11:55:15 AM
Quite a fascinating story here ....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2Wt9ST2EhI
p.s. the North Korean defector has an unfortunate name ......   X_X


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: ianrs54 on 22 April 2019, 12:04:13 PM
Couple  of nice ones there - thanks guys.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: steve_holmes_11 on 22 April 2019, 04:51:14 PM
What got me was the "blew my glasses off" ... then stand in exactly the same place.

The bloke hiding behind the Sherman as the 152mm went off was far more snsible.

There's one by Lindybeige on Muzzle Brakes, whet they're for, and where not to stand.
The SloMoBros would have done well to watch that before shooting up that pickup.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Westmarcher on 23 April 2019, 08:21:05 PM
Off beat subject matter here. There's another video on British Army helmets on this YT channel also. The jumping gear worn by the chaps in the photo image at 1:23 reminds me of a plastic paratrooper (complete with 'working' parachute) that I got in Woolworths when I was a boy - does much to explain why that toy did not look anything like the paratroopers in my Commando comics.  :D 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tHQVzH8_lw


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 23 April 2019, 08:37:35 PM
Excellent find, Sir.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 13 May 2019, 09:18:09 PM
Early C20 coastal defences at Vladivostock.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwHlVXR8pAs

My take is the term "netter".


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 14 May 2019, 01:04:56 AM
Interesting vid. I to am a “work shirker”.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Westmarcher on 16 May 2019, 08:31:19 PM
The British Army's sniper rifle in WW2  ... and beyond. First video is the NRA's, second is from Forgotten Weapons. After the videos is a link to an article by Tony Barton (of AB Figures) on Harry Furniss who was apparently Britain's most successful sniper in WW2, and how he made his 1/6th scale figure of him. Another first for Harry is that appears to be the first British soldier to marry a German national after the war (link also included giving Harry's story on that).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MopYMnVXVA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlzIc4MzqPs
https://www.onesixthwarriors.com/forum/sixth-scale-action-figure-news-reviews-and-discussion-/80746-british-sniper-1944-45-a.html (https://www.onesixthwarriors.com/forum/sixth-scale-action-figure-news-reviews-and-discussion-/80746-british-sniper-1944-45-a.html)
https://howitreallywas.typepad.com/how_it_really_was/2013/05/marriage-with-ex-enemy-nationals-continued.html
 (https://howitreallywas.typepad.com/how_it_really_was/2013/05/marriage-with-ex-enemy-nationals-continued.html)


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Terry37 on 16 May 2019, 10:56:17 PM
Stumbled upon this and thought it was pretty good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3Q6RyDFAJI

Hoppy Trails

Terry


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Westmarcher on 18 May 2019, 08:19:25 PM
Seen that before, Terry. It was good.  :-bd


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Westmarcher on 18 May 2019, 08:20:49 PM
I came across this. During the Vietnam war, in October 1965, to highlight the dropping of the six millionth pound of ordnance, Commander Clarence J. Stoddard, flying an A-1H Skyraider, dropped a special, one-time-only object in addition to his other munitions.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjWMUQgWPjc
I was unable to establish how successful he was in dumping his load .....



Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 18 May 2019, 09:17:11 PM
 :o

I wonder what those below though as it hurtled towards them.



Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: pierre the shy on 18 May 2019, 11:44:35 PM
:o

I wonder what those below though as it hurtled towards them.

Oh s***?

You can even buy a 1/72 model with the actual ordinance depicted under the wing:

https://hobbymastercollector.com/HA2907.html

   


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 19 May 2019, 07:53:22 AM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 19 May 2019, 07:58:56 AM
Mark Felton productions: lifting the odd corners of military matters in about 10 minutes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNw3a_07OjIhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zR8usETx6Qghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Xdx1gd_ZP0http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuqslS_yV2Uhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cfWQg-3euk


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adzg_iMg9Sc


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: paulr on 19 May 2019, 09:37:22 AM
Shouldn't you be painting ;)


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 19 May 2019, 10:38:13 AM
I am! I am!

I need some background noise though.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Westmarcher on 19 May 2019, 11:29:38 AM
:o

I wonder what those below thought as it hurtled towards them.


Is that our Amazon delivery?


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 25 May 2019, 07:49:51 AM
A 1920s view of future war.

The infantry are almost useless, tanks rule the battlefield. The only things tanks fear are the artillery which are guided by aeroplanes, so the battlefield is covered in a generated fog.
Helicopters are used to blow away the fog and search for tanks ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rq950eVoCQ8


It's an interesting view of how future war was viewed in the 1920s, and a pleasant enough way to spend an hour.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 30 May 2019, 09:27:00 PM

I have to admire these chaps' enthusiasm.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x80M6oUZcWE


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 12 June 2019, 08:39:14 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1gVGH-Mo7s
Here's a scenario in waiting.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 12 June 2019, 10:15:16 PM
Amazing story - who dares, wins.

This made me think of the possible implementation of parachute infantry in the 15th century, suggested by this “hold my beer” moment:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXSHgYkDA8o


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: steve_holmes_11 on 13 June 2019, 01:25:18 PM
Amazing story - who dares, wins.

This made me think of the possible implementation of parachute infantry in the 15th century, suggested by this “hold my beer” moment:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXSHgYkDA8o


See Kevin Costner - Prince of Thieves.



Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 14 June 2019, 05:01:44 PM
You are right, Steve - a movie that I have totally erased from my mind! (I liked the theme music).


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: paulr on 23 June 2019, 05:09:07 AM
I stumbled across this interesting video that may shed some light on d_Guy's interest in the Celtic fringe :-\

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAKwRou6HUw


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: steve_holmes_11 on 23 June 2019, 01:19:39 PM
You are right, Steve - a movie that I have totally erased from my mind! (I liked the theme music).

If you're going to erase a movie, Prince of Thieves isn't a bad place to start.
Though credit for some excellent cameos (Blessed, Connery) and top quality scene stealing form Alan Rickman.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 23 June 2019, 07:21:27 PM
I stumbled across this interesting video that may shed some light on d_Guy's interest in the Celtic fringe :-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAKwRou6HUw

 :) fascinating, thanks Paul!
Given the inertia that roots some of us to these mountains prehaps our ancestors (is some form) simply drifted over.  :-\  :D


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 23 June 2019, 07:34:52 PM
If you're going to erase a movie, Prince of Thieves isn't a bad place to start.
Though credit for some excellent cameos (Blessed, Connery) and top quality scene stealing form Alan Rickman.
I was spoiled at a very early age by Errol Flynn and Richard Green, Costner simply couldn’t pull it off. Much like Tony Curtis in “The Black Shield of Falworth” (although I liked the book and still occasionally watch the movie).
You are right about the cameos, outstanding. The slow reveal of Rickman as the Sheriff whose face at the time was that of Hans Gruber and the surprise of Connery (the last remembered Robin) as Richard were both brilliantly staged.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 23 June 2019, 08:06:12 PM
"Robin and Marion" is a great film, and I have a great affection for the Errol Flynn film, and Richard Greene was very British.

I did like the mystical '80's versions with Michael Praed (and later Jason Connery).

The BBC TV series was pants, the Russell Crowe version was poor (far too political) and the 2018 film with Taron Egerton (who I liked in the Kingsman films) was awful beyond belief.
 


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Westmarcher on 19 July 2019, 11:59:21 PM
Do I have to explain this? For me, this is terrific. The nearest thing to time travel. Particularly liked the fly past at the end. Alas, my recent visit to Duxford was exactly one week before! D'oh!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94PJfk7wBE0


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: paulr on 20 July 2019, 05:34:14 AM
 :o :o :o :-bd =D> :-bd =D> :-bd


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Glorfindel on 22 July 2019, 06:20:36 PM
New HBO series "Catherine the Great" starring Helen Mirren:

[urlhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2Nu746Bw9M][/url]

Looks as thought they have spent some money on this...


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 22 July 2019, 07:39:01 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2Nu746Bw9M
There you go.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Glorfindel on 22 July 2019, 08:52:13 PM
Thank you !   


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 22 July 2019, 08:53:16 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByX1NQS67Hshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yTeRIGc5gY
92 squadron Lightnings at Gutersloh.

My dad was with 92 Sqn in Gutersloh. Perhaps one of these shadowy figures is him. 


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 22 July 2019, 08:53:54 PM
Thank you !   
Any time.  :D


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 28 July 2019, 08:11:49 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1X6tqDFz1w
Bandeath - Just outside Stirling. This is where I was today - but  it was grey and rainy and looked a bit spooky.

WWI & WWII munitions dept. Evidence of a light railway.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 04 August 2019, 05:52:11 PM
Right. How many rulesets allow this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raAx57MHH7k


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: d_Guy on 04 August 2019, 07:31:28 PM
Rather like rolling one - two hundred consecutive times.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 05 August 2019, 08:12:15 AM
To be fair, I have had games like that.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: Westmarcher on 08 September 2019, 02:00:28 PM
Some great sounds here. Reminds me of one time I was alone on one of the local golf courses and stopped playing to watch what seemed like my own personal aerobatic display by a Spitfire which 'beat up' the golf course (the display was for the benefit of the nearby Rolls Royce factory celebrating an anniversary of the Merlin engine).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6c3v9iihgw


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: fsn on 15 September 2019, 08:25:51 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6s0h5dDbsT0
This is brilliant. It says 1930s, but I would think 1939-1940.

I try and match the way my troops act to the way they were trained. In this film, I would kick any NCO who allowed his troops to advance as bunched up as the Germans in this film.


Title: Re: You Tube finds
Post by: ianrs54 on 15 September 2019, 08:58:52 AM
Ranges - far too long - 600m for an L4 Bren and 300 for an SLR, both have a more powerful round.....