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On 25/04/2020 at 14:20, dusan nikolic said:

Battle for the Falklands by Max Hastkngs is a good unbiased view.

Cheers pal, I've stuck it in my basket on Amazon 👍

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2 hours ago, paulhanley said:

It's what we're talking about. Plenty of other threads on this forum if if offends your sensibilities.

Sense of humour bypass😜

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45 minutes ago, jeep said:

Cheers pal, I've stuck it in my basket on Amazon 👍

No Problem , hope you enjoy it like I did.

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2 hours ago, Mr Grey said:

Scorer, Thatcher

Aye, decent away trip that. Good set of old skool lads, vastly outnumbered and took it straight to them.

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On 26/04/2020 at 07:30, paulhanley said:

I think Simon Weston metthe pilot who did all the damage to the Sir Galahad.

 

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tea time box o' wine makes people write sh*t

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Not been on the site for a while. I was a Heywood boy attended from mid 70's, with my grandad from Radcliffe, and some Radcliffe / Little Lever family,  but got serious back in late 70's early 80's going home and away, Embankment, MRN; before moving around the world with my new job. Used to attend with Rochdale whites, meet in the White Lion and travel by mini van with a jovial west country driver. F* me, I could tell you some tales........All for another day though.........

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The jovial West Country driver wasn't from Brieghtmet and known as Wurzel was he?

If so I've been in a van to Cambridge with that lot, top day out.

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6 minutes ago, Whitestar said:

The jovial West Country driver wasn't from Brieghtmet and known as Wurzel was he?

If so I've been in a van to Cambridge with that lot, top day out.

Could well have been, but I couldn't possibly comment............

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I got you, bumped into him & his mrs one time and had a few drinks with them.

She originally from the pocket i seem to remember?

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7 hours ago, Whitestar said:

I got you, bumped into him & his mrs one time and had a few drinks with them.

She originally from the pocket i seem to remember?

The driver would be Max,good mate of Paki,Leigh White, ect,

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Good lad Wiltshire Max , always a stop at Devizes for a good sup if the van / coach was passing that way.

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57 minutes ago, burnden said:

Good lad Wiltshire Max , always a stop at Devizes for a good sup if the van / coach was passing that way.

He'd would stop that way even if we played in London. ☺️

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Yes had some good night's in Devizes late 70s early 80, remember he had a relative who worked at the local Brewery plenty of cheap Wadsworth's to finish the night off.

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One of missus' best mates was from Calne and married a Bolton lad who lived across the street from Leverhulme Park athletics stadium.

Stayed down there a couple of times and had some cracking sessions with the Bolton lad and his wifes brother.

Only one drawback with the brother - a DMB. Refused to drink tea at his place as all he had was DMB mugs. Has a nice ring to it that. "DMB mugs".

Enjoyed some of the pubs around Marlborough and Wootton Bassett. Big horse racing area so met some right characters around there.

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All quite close territory for me is this living in Oxfordshire. Got friends in Wroughton just outside of Swindon. Lovely part of the world.

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Once went in the van to Barnsley away. Over the tops and down towards the dark side, we stopped at a country pub. A warm welcome awaited, but one of our lot, a lad whose name began wiith C from Horwich, grabbed a 'hot' potato from the fire. Sadly for him it was one of those new fangled 'looks almost like coal' bits of coal from the gas fire. Stuck to his hand like shit to yer shoe. I often wonder how he's doing all these years later..................

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On 25/04/2020 at 14:20, dusan nikolic said:

Battle for the Falklands by Max Hastkngs is a good unbiased view.

Arrived today - looking forward to reading it. Thanks for the recommendation 👍

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3 hours ago, jeep said:

Arrived today - looking forward to reading it. Thanks for the recommendation 👍

Nice one , look forward to hearing your review.

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On 13/05/2020 at 16:05, dusan nikolic said:

Nice one , look forward to hearing your review.

Finished it last night. I really enjoyed it. Was good that it told the story of how it got to the stage that the Argies invaded the Falklands. 

War certainly wasn't glorified. 

Our press were as useless then as they are now....

Thanks for the recommendation. I've purchased Hastings's Vietnam book on the back of this one 👍

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4 hours ago, jeep said:

Finished it last night. I really enjoyed it. Was good that it told the story of how it got to the stage that the Argies invaded the Falklands. 

War certainly wasn't glorified. 

Our press were as useless then as they are now....

Thanks for the recommendation. I've purchased Hastings's Vietnam book on the back of this one 👍

Thanks for taking the time to reply glad you enjoyed it , Hastings is certainly well researched in all of his books that I have read.

Let me know about the Vietnam book , I will give it a go if it's any good.

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Whilst I thought the Hastings book was good and well worth reading.It was so packed with detail it was hard work to keep going. Very intense.

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4 hours ago, dusan nikolic said:

Thanks for taking the time to reply glad you enjoyed it , Hastings is certainly well researched in all of his books that I have read.

Let me know about the Vietnam book , I will give it a go if it's any good.

Will do, but will probably be a while before I start it. The reviews for it are excellant.

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2 hours ago, Tony said:

Whilst I thought the Hastings book was good and well worth reading.It was so packed with detail it was hard work to keep going. Very intense.

I know what you mean. I was close to start documenting who was who. To be fair he was easier to read than Antony Beevor, who is also a highly recommended war historian. His Stalingrad book had me tied in knots!!

 

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