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The sinking of the Blucher, 1940.

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A clip from the 2016 Norwegian movie "The King's Choice" where the Oscarsborg Fortress sinks the German cruiser Blücher in the opening hours of the invasion of Norway in april 1940. English subtitles can be turned on for this clip.

 

"No warning, no hesitation. These are enemies".

"What if we're wrong"?

"At my command ... Fire".

 

The German ship was only four days old. Colonel Birger Eriksen, commander at Oskarborg fortress, was the personification of Leadership!

 

 

 

 

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Great!! I ordered a copy of the DVD from Amazon about an hour ago. So, NO MORE SPOILERS!!!!!:omg:Poor Seeburg…….

Hank

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I felt sorry for the poor critters in the burning barn! Hank-borg, we will expect a full film review from you !

 

Here's an interesting, detailed documentary on the loss of the Blucher:

 

 

 

And you'll have to get this one too!

 

 

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The Frollicky One wrote: "Hank-borg, we will expect a full film review from you ! "

 

My copy arrives later next week. I will invite fellow geezer modelers over, pop popcorn, watch the movie, and give a totally un-biased critique after polling the inmates on hand!!!

 

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The movie will be shown to a small group of vets/shipmodelers this afternoon. A full report with commentary will follow. Popcorn and other age-misappropriate snacking will occur :omg:

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Well, the afternoon matinee' went off with only one AWOL - the YOUNG GUY (late 40s) was a no-show (says "I forgot it was Thursday!!!"). Of course, ALL the rest of us 60's/70's, 80's showed up - indicative of the younger generation who can't quite figure out what time it is....sigh! Oh well, HIS LOSS!!!

 

We discussed the movie afterwards as we watched the snow coming down and came to these conclusions:

     1) The movie, while short on naval action, was really good on story, content, and settings.

     2) We didn't mind the Norwegian language, only that the subtitling was in such small type - it made it hard to read.

     3) Being that of the 4 viewing today (3 vets, 1 civilian) none of us was fully aware of Norway's involvement in WWII, we thought that it portrayed the events in a very convincing manner,              the acting was well done, scenes very time period sensitive, and overall - a AAA rating!!!

     4) We all were quite surprised with The King's Choice and I guess had we been in his shoes would have probably done exactly as he did in similar circumstances.

 

Due to the snowfall and one participant having to cross the river to get home, we decided to skip the test and all accept an A- for today's activities. Mr. AWOL is now scheduled for keel-hauling, 25 lashes at the main mast, and shunning. :dancetl6:

 

 

 

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Well, actually NO! I'm discovering that being retired does NOT mean you set actual dates for anything anymore - they just sort of happen when time permits, people show up (or not), and everyone remembers why they're there in the first place, right?

 

Be assured, though, the scullery dog will meet his punishment!!!:cheers:

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2 hours ago, Hank said:

Well, actually NO! I'm discovering that being retired does NOT mean you set actual dates for anything anymore - they just sort of happen when time permits, people show up (or not), and everyone remembers why they're there in the first place, right?

That seems to be pretty much an unwritten rule of being retired.   Unless of course, it's an event or appointment decided by the Admiral.

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Mark - Oh, right - The Admiral...……...forgot about THAT part of the equation!!!! You're right, of course - She writes the POD and sets the course....which, BTW - tomorrow we're visiting a sheep farm south of Greensboro to witness the spring sheep sheering. I fear that may be a sly way to demonstrate to me that I've been "clipped" so to speak....🤢 or am I misinterpreting this whole thing???????

 

Frolicky One - You're up & early this a.m. - YES!!! The snacks were good and "young fella", well...he'll receive appropriate disciplinary action before the mast. However, today in M'ville it's a SNOW DAY - so, no work on the shop or otherwise - may have to go out for an early dinner!

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