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len mazza
6th May 2011, 10:39 PM
Yesterday I watched a DVD produced for BBC4 about the sinking of the Lusitania,a couple of odd things that I trainspotted.1st. the QM was given South 87 East to steer,then later given a change of course in degrees. 2nd.The Uboat Commander ordered discharge ballast when both diving and surfacing,any comments.

Len Mazza.R621945.

Ivan Cloherty
7th May 2011, 08:33 AM
Hi Len

There is a previous post somewhere on this site where comments about the nonsensical details in this psuedo documentary. They are too numerous to mention, the third mate had more stripes than the captain, he went from whites to blues to whites all in one day,he had insignia never seen in the MN he seemed to have more authority than the master, but as someone pointed out only us MN types would notice, but if your going to do something do a little research and do it properly, as others than MN would say "hang on a minute, that cannot be right"

The mistakes made what could have been a compelling story unwatchable

I'm sure someone on here will point you in the right direction



Neville Roberts
15th May 2011, 01:25 PM
I have seen many movies and documentories with ships leaving NYC , with the Statue of liberty on the port side, wich indicates that its entering not leaving:rolleyes::rolleyes:

Keith at Tregenna
15th May 2011, 05:53 PM
Two old guys, one 80 and one 87, were sitting on their usual spot in the park one morning.

The 87 year old had just finished his morning jog and wasn't even short of breath.

The 80 year old was amazed at his friend's stamina and asked him what he did to have so much energy.

The 87 year old said, "Well, I eat rye bread every day. It keeps your energy level high and you'll have great stamina with the ladies."

So, on the way home, the 80 year old stops at the bakery. As he was looking around, the lady asked if he needed any help.

He said, "Do you have any rye bread?"

She said, "Yes, there's a whole shelf of it. Would you like some?"

He said, "I want 5 loaves."

She said, "My goodness, 5 loaves .... By the time you get to the fifth, it'll be hard."

He replied, "I can't believe it - how come everybody knows about this s**t except me.


alf corbyn
16th May 2011, 09:38 AM
hi neville. i noticed in one of the US police shows ie csi. that the statue of liberty had moved her torch to the left hand. must have ben getting heavy haha. alf

Neville Roberts
17th May 2011, 12:00 PM
Alf It must have been that night you went home from the pub after 10 pints:eek::eek:

John Albert Evans
20th July 2011, 02:44 PM
In the film Lawrence of Arabia, Lawrence is in the middle of the desert and in the background you can see the funnel of a ship (Blue Flue or Blue Star) sailing across .I would presume it was in the Suez Canal.

John Evans:)

Doc Vernon
20th July 2011, 11:08 PM
John A E
Well i must say that your obsevation powers are really good!
That has been one of my all time favourite Films as well as the Actor (he is just so great P O'Toole) but must admit although i have watche that Film so may times have never taken notice of that scene!
I have it on Copy,and i will again watch it this Weekend!
Great sightiing there!

Have you ever atched the Film with him called "Rouge Male"
What an outstanding Film as well!

happy daze john in oz
21st July 2011, 06:35 AM
In the film Lawrence of Arabia, Lawrence is in the middle of the desert and in the background you can see the funnel of a ship (Blue Flue or Blue Star) sailing across .I would presume it was in the Suez Canal.

John Evans:)

Correct mate, but I believe they later edited the movie again to take it out. I saw it whan it first came out and just about all that had seen the film made a similar comment.

Captain Kong
21st July 2011, 07:55 AM
I have seen several Cowboy Films with Jet trails in the Sky. How is that for bad camera work.

Michael Lawrence
23rd July 2011, 09:26 AM
Kong. Are you sure the film you was watching was not 'Top Gun':p;):D

Dennis McGuckin
23rd July 2011, 03:28 PM
Maybe it was filmed in Canada, cause we still have real cowboys over here. ha ha.

Michael Lawrence
23rd July 2011, 04:35 PM
And I bet your the cook on their roundups !!!! Poor buggers.;):p:D

Dennis McGuckin
24th July 2011, 02:59 PM
Hey Mike, How did you know that?
And they LIKE my tab nabs!!

Michael Lawrence
25th July 2011, 08:09 AM
Is that what they're using to build corrals in Canada now. Mind you I reckon they'll outlast wooden fences!!!!:p;):D

Dennis McGuckin
25th July 2011, 03:48 PM
Very funny Mike.
I know you are kidding though! Of course you were never around on the virtual ship to enjoy them.

Ron B Manderson
25th July 2011, 11:31 PM
In the film Lawrence of Arabia........

+ jet trails in the sky, and velcro showing on his tunic
Us older chaps will remember Robin Hood on TV. When at the start he fires an arrow into the air it rushes past Telegragh poles.
Ah well we are just fussey in britain

Ron the bat cave

John Albert Evans
26th August 2011, 01:02 PM
Heartbeat is shown on ITV3 each day around 1pm. If you look closely at the opening credits you can just see, in the sunlight, what appears to be a sleigh being pulled by a number of reindeers.

Santa calls early:)

John Albert Evans

PS To tell the trueth it was my wife who spotted it.:o

happy daze john in oz
27th August 2011, 06:08 AM
We are currently getting repeats of it here in Oz. I will be taking a good look next time, but just in case I miss it can you tell me what to take to make sure i see it?

alf corbyn
27th August 2011, 10:49 AM
i think the road films with hope and crosby had a lot of errors. socks that changed colour was one i remember and in the roman historical ones they wore watches and contrails.
i think our welsh friend means that thing at the start of heartbeat that has smoke coming out.haha. alf

Graham Evans
27th August 2011, 01:41 PM
I have stopped watching anything to do with ships. Wheels being turned to port when the OM says stbd, references to someting called a "prow", when they described the Bismark as a 'boat' and the stern as 'the back'. that was the end for me. Ships are now 'it', maritime dumbing down is complete.

Captain Kong
27th August 2011, 04:26 PM
The Film, Mutiny on the Bounty is on UK TV channel 5 Monday afternoon, around 1.30 ish. Marlon Brando as Fletcher Christian Trevor Howard as Captain Bligh.
see what kind of seafaring terms they use in that one.
Good scenery tho` around Tahiti and Moorea and Bora Bora. beautiful.

Ivan Cloherty
27th August 2011, 05:21 PM
Suggest you have a pen and paper handy to note the mistakes down, there will be that many, lookout for the water being churned up by the propeller!

John Albert Evans
27th August 2011, 06:26 PM
Hello John (Oz) and Alf.

Loved your comments.

I couldn't see it at first myself. It was my wife, anyway you have a good look, (with or without anything to help L.O.L).
It's in the opening credits, look at the sun and you will see it travelling from left to right. It's also in the closing credits.
Please let me know.:)

John Albert Evans

PS. Once seen never forgotton