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Operation Mincemeat. Bookclub Fri 13 Sept

Posted September 3, 2013 into Book Club by John Birmingham

Just a reminder.

Ben Macintyre's classic of historical journalism is crying out for a movie adaptation, but will have to do with half a dozen of us cming up with our own casting suggestions at Bookclub.

Sam Niell for Ewen Montague!

Best non fiction book I've read all year.

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Anthony asserts...

Posted August 20, 2013

Should be worth reading - this is "The Man Who Never Was"

Barnesm would have you know...

Posted September 9, 2013

So in fact Birmo's request for "crying out for a movie adaptation" has already been granted, back in 1956.

It starred Clifton Webb as Montagu, no listing for Cholmondeley however.

John Birmingham puts forth...

Posted September 9, 2013

Yeah, but it was based in complete and even misleading information. And no CGI.

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Barnesm is gonna tell you...

Posted August 20, 2013

And for those that want a primer might I recommend the TV series Horrible Histories series four, episode 7 'Major Martin' here is a link the segment begins at 6:45 and goes for 2 minutes.

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Barnesm is gonna tell you...

Posted August 20, 2013
my apologies I meant to say "spoilers".

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Surtac mutters...

Posted August 20, 2013

It's cued up on the kindle. I just have to finish Mike Harrison's Light first.

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yankeedog is gonna tell you...

Posted August 20, 2013

Best deception ever!

Barnesm has opinions thus...

Posted August 20, 2013

and it was only a part of a much more massive undertaking called Operation Bodyguard

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DPHUNT reckons...

Posted August 21, 2013

The Horrible Histories take is a ripper. Such a shame they have shot their last sketch.

Barnesm puts forth...

Posted August 21, 2013

Indeed

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AkaSlymann mutters...

Posted August 21, 2013

A couple of great nonfiction WWII books worth a read are:

- A Bridge to Far about Operation Market Garden and the Battle for Arnhem

- the Phantom Major about the David Stirling who started the SAS in WWII, the creation of the SAS and their initial operations.

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Mayhem mumbles...

Posted August 23, 2013

Okay, might give this one a shot. I need to add to my kindle anyway. Planning to do a fair a amount of reading and video watching. Of course, depending on the meds they send me home with, any contribution to book club on the evening may or may not be worth reading :)

P.S. Anyone got the first 2 seasons of Buffy they can lend me. My sister has lent me the rest of it, but wo starts a collection with series 3 FFS?

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pitpat reckons...

Posted September 4, 2013

Stephen Fry for Cholmondely, prehaps.

Lulu would have you know...

Posted September 4, 2013

Which one is he on the cover picture? The man on the left looks so much like Alec Guiness it's spooky.

My local library has it, so I'll be looking for it this week.

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AuntyLou has opinions thus...

Posted September 4, 2013

I would love to be joining you all...but I will be getting my grog on at the Neurum Creek Folk Festival with all the other old hippies :)

PS Thanks to Barnesm for the Horrible Histories link. I have spent many a happy time watching those shows but am pretty sure I never came across that one before. Classic!

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Gramme puts forth...

Posted September 8, 2013

Allan Hilgarth deserved his own movie. What a gangster.

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