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Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines dvd
on 25 November 2010
This is a film I saw more years ago than I care to remember, and always harboured a heart's desire both to get the dvd and to see the film again. It is brilliantly funny and harmless, aswell as aeronautically and romantically interesting, and with many comic actors. Since getting the dvd, I have watched it several times, enjoying the fun every time. Incidentally, a former friend who lived near Borehamwood [near the studios] told me well over 40 years ago that the use of the name "Ware Armitage" came from a visit by one of the production team to a Gents, where he read on the porcelain: "Armitage Ware". [I think nowadays, one would read: "Armitage Shanks".] Such is some of the humour of the film, where the regular place for ditching seems to be in the sewage farm! I don't know how I managed for all those years without this wonderful dvd.