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Old 01-03-06, 08:55 AM   #21
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Like the original VW Beetle was designed for Hitler by Porsche to be the "peoples car".....
More VW facts. The chap who designed the Beetle was Dr Ferdinand Porsche, it was his son that started the Porsche (as we know it today) company.

Also, imediately after the war, it was the British Army that organised putting the Beetle back into production.
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Old 01-03-06, 09:12 AM   #22
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Like the original VW Beetle was designed for Hitler by Porsche to be the "peoples car".....
More VW facts. The chap who designed the Beetle was Dr Ferdinand Porsche, it was his son that started the Porsche (as we know it today) company.

Also, imediately after the war, it was the British Army that organised putting the Beetle back into production.
I didnt think that extra bit was needed. Still cool to know
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Old 01-03-06, 10:20 AM   #23
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Jon Pertwee served as an officer aboard HMS Hood, adn was lucky enough to be on shore leave when she was sunk by the Bismark with only three survivors.

Denholm Elliot served with the RAF and was sot down during a bommbing mssion over Denmark. He saw out the last three years of the war in a POW camp in Silesia.

Murray Walker drove a tank during WWII.

Christopher Lee served as a Flight Lieutenant, as well as with Intelligence and Special Forces in the Western Desert, Malta, Sicily, Italy and Central Europe.
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Old 01-03-06, 10:22 AM   #24
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Concorde had a system of baffles on its engines to slow down the air entering the engine to sub sonic speed as the engine wouldnt run properly otherwise
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Old 01-03-06, 10:27 AM   #25
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Concorde had a system of baffles on its engines to slow down the air entering the engine to sub sonic speed as the engine wouldnt run properly otherwise

DID.

Such a shame they removed such a great aircrsft.
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Old 01-03-06, 10:35 AM   #26
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Jon Pertwee served as an officer aboard HMS Hood, adn was lucky enough to be on shore leave when she was sunk by the Bismark with only three survivors.

Denholm Elliot served with the RAF and was sot down during a bommbing mssion over Denmark. He saw out the last three years of the war in a POW camp in Silesia.

Murray Walker drove a tank during WWII.

Christopher Lee served as a Flight Lieutenant, as well as with Intelligence and Special Forces in the Western Desert, Malta, Sicily, Italy and Central Europe.
Actor Richard Todd served with 6 Para (I think) and fought at Pegasus Bridge on D-Day.

Interstingly Richard Todd plays Maj John Howard (who commanded the initial glider assult at Pegasus Bridge and heroically held the bridges afterwards) in the film "The Longest Day".

I am unsure who plays Richard Todd in the film
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Old 01-03-06, 10:42 AM   #27
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Is the, a penguin falls over when planes pass overhead one true???

saw a clip of it on tv!!! whether it was real who knows!
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Old 01-03-06, 10:43 AM   #28
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Clark Gable flew with the 8th airforce on bombing missions over Germany.

Lucky to survive that one
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Old 01-03-06, 10:46 AM   #29
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my fact of the day

i saw a nice motorbike yesterday

that is all. carry on.
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Old 01-03-06, 10:49 AM   #30
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Clark Gable flew with the 8th airforce on bombing missions over Germany.

Lucky to survive that one
As did Jimmy Stewart, who reached the rank of Colonel and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Clusters, the French Croix-de-Guerre and the Air Medal. After the war he remained in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, and reached the rank of Brigadier General.
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