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    Saving Private Ryan

    Any veterans here ?

    I was in N platoon (N19 I was)

    Anyone remember Cpl MacIntosh ?
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    REeeeCOVER!!!!!!
    i was in N meself.
    I am free of all prejudices. I hate every one equally.

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    I've been trying to find "You and What Army, Private Ryan?" for download for some time. RTE broadcast it some time ago, never seen it since.

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    Whoever was involved in Lighting for that program needs to go back to broadcasting school.
    I think it was produced by the DFAVS rather than RTE.


    Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by California Tanker View Post
    I've been trying to find "You and What Army, Private Ryan?" for download for some time. RTE broadcast it some time ago, never seen it since.

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    Had to look up the yellow ID (01 was my number), CT I have that on tape
    (Not DVD) if any good
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    How do they decide which men are to die/get wounded/live,etc? is it just a variation of front-centre-rear?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoneToTheCanner View Post
    How do they decide which men are to die/get wounded/live,etc? is it just a variation of front-centre-rear?
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    Only the good looking guys got to live it depended where you were at the time,
    Some days you died/wounded, other days you charged right up to the cliff, and as it was hot, most wanted to die and lie on the beach remember we were wearing a version of lighter bulls wool.
    it will be long, it will be hard, and there will be no withdrawl
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgt View Post
    REeeeCOVER!!!!!!
    i was in N meself.
    Small world !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Remember the diving private ? Into the shell hole, TWICE
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    Quote Originally Posted by California Tanker View Post
    I've been trying to find "You and What Army, Private Ryan?" for download for some time. RTE broadcast it some time ago, never seen it since.

    NTM
    I've it on VHS too, somewhere, must dig it out, good fun

    Taped it off TV at time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoneToTheCanner View Post
    How do they decide which men are to die/get wounded/live,etc? is it just a variation of front-centre-rear?
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    From what I remember, it was done by the 1st letter of you're surname ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunny shooter View Post
    From what I remember, it was done by the 1st letter of you're surname ?
    That as well, and how much blood makeup put on you in the morning after your 5am call.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    That as well, and how much blood makeup put on you in the morning after your 5am call.
    Into the food tent, there to costume tent, (them f***kin gaitors !), there to makeup tent, there to buses, there to beach, then hurry up and wait

    We came accross the make up girls cooking a huge pot of "blood" one evening. freaky ! Golden syrp and red food colouring

    Down to the beach for the "Ring of Ayre"

    It was great fun and one og my most treasured memories

    Anyone got any photos, I have none

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunny shooter View Post
    From what I remember, it was done by the 1st letter of you're surname ?
    Har Har. Just like CRDT then..........
    "Well, stone me! We've had cocaine, bribery and Arsenal scoring two goals at home. But just when you thought there were truly no surprises left in football, Vinnie Jones turns out to be an international player!" (Jimmy Greaves)!"

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    Braveheart & Micheal Collins

    Just thought I would share a little story with ye
    about 5 years was working as a welder in a engineering firm
    another welder there was a member of de RDF who had worked on both Braveheart & Micheal Collins
    as I am ex-Naval Service we often talked about our different experiences
    He was showing us photos he had taken on de set of Micheal Collins with all de actors and was saying how nice they were to pose for photos & autographs
    we then asked him if he had any photos from Braveheart
    he said he took loads but then production staff gathered all the cameras and destroyed de film in same
    contrasting his different experiences he said with de most serious face on him
    "I would never work with Mel Gibson again"


    Just though I would share de love!
    What do you mean abandon ship
    Are they taking requests?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunny shooter View Post
    Into the food tent, there to costume tent, (them f***kin gaitors !), there to makeup tent, there to buses, there to beach, then hurry up and wait

    We came accross the make up girls cooking a huge pot of "blood" one evening. freaky ! Golden syrp and red food colouring

    Down to the beach for the "Ring of Ayre"

    It was great fun and one og my most treasured memories

    Anyone got any photos, I have none

    first (and last) time i was ever pulled for having my uniform TOO clean!!!!! ah those were the days.
    if you manage ot score some photos PM me, dude
    I am free of all prejudices. I hate every one equally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgt View Post
    ........if you manage ot score some photos PM me, dude
    No bother :wink:

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    We were told no cameras or we'd be RTU'd and they meant it. Know one lad was caught with one on the set and he was RTU's straight away . Therefore, I've no photos

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    Cool

    RTu'd

    pity that rule was not enforced in 1944


    click, click, flash flash

    who was that talking pictures

    it was me

    I am out of here. see you around
    merry england here I come
    hurry up and wait, are you back yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunny shooter View Post
    We were told no cameras or we'd be RTU'd and they meant it. Know one lad was caught with one on the set and he was RTU's straight away . Therefore, I've no photos
    I have a few, But none on the beach Couple of them were published in the local paper at the time, There are always ways around rules. As stated, Breavheart was a different matter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truck Driver View Post
    Har Har. Just like CRDT then..........
    No, The CRDT just pick suspicious looking guys like you
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    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    No, The CRDT just pick suspicious looking guys like you
    Pot, Kettle.....
    "Well, stone me! We've had cocaine, bribery and Arsenal scoring two goals at home. But just when you thought there were truly no surprises left in football, Vinnie Jones turns out to be an international player!" (Jimmy Greaves)!"

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    I was in G Platoon, I remember the way the used to get us to die was to call out the month of your birthday, so all January's would die, then all march, then maybe December.

    I do remember the guy breaking his leg when he was asleep on the beach as a truck reversed over his legs because they tought he was one of the life like dummies.

    Oh and remember the scene going up the beach when someone in the background shouted out "Run Forest Run!!", and Tom Hanks just fell over laughing.

    That was a good summer!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cosantor View Post
    I was in G Platoon, I remember the way the used to get us to die was to call out the month of your birthday, so all January's would die, then all march, then maybe December.

    I do remember the guy breaking his leg when he was asleep on the beach as a truck reversed over his legs because they tought he was one of the life like dummies.

    Oh and remember the scene going up the beach when someone in the background shouted out "Run Forest Run!!", and Tom Hanks just fell over laughing.

    That was a good summer!!!
    Ya, good crack, nice stories lad

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    Oh and remember the scene going up the beach when someone in the background shouted out "Run Forest Run!!", and Tom Hanks just fell over laughing
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    Thats an absolute classic...wonder will Hanks remember it in his memoites..I would have loved to have seen that!
    Time for another break I think......

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    'You & whose Army Private Ryan?' Behind the Scenes Part 1





    Published on 6 Jun 2015
    A behind the scenes look at the making of Saving Private Ryan involving members of the Permanent Defence Forces, An Forsa Cosanta Áitúil (F.C.A now Army Reserve) and An Slúa Múirí (now Naval Service Reserve) featuring interviews with some of the military training and logistical advisors.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=201&v=5-_Q8Kb-8AE

    http://www.thejournal.ie/saving-priv...44259-Jun2015/
    "Fellow-soldiers of the Irish Republican Army, I have just received a communication from Commandant Pearse calling on us to surrender and you will agree with me that this is the hardest task we have been called upon to perform during this eventful week, but we came into this fight for Irish Independence in obedience to the commands of our higher officers and now in obedience to their wishes we must surrender. I know you would, like myself, prefer to be with our comrades who have already fallen in the fight - we, too, should rather die in this glorious struggle than submit to the enemy." Volunteer Captain Patrick Holahan to 58 of his men at North Brunswick Street, the last group of the Four Courts Garrison to surrender, Sunday 30 April 1916.

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