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In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jan 2012, 00:43:03 GMT
Last edited by the author on 29 Jan 2012, 01:58:24 GMT
Lector says:
Ian, Hello. I probably don't have said accent! I'd describe it as a distinct English southern Hampshire accent, which has no doubt been influenced by my exposure to the media, and people with whom I've worked with over the years in catering and particularly archaeology. It's certainly n-o-t a so-called Southern R.P. (received pronounciation) - or posh type, inspite of many northerners with whom I've come into contact with often thinking otherwise! But then a lot of them are hung up on accents and like to pretend that they don't have their little inferiority complexes! Now I've started something...! ;-) P.s. Re. me being a "Gentleman"...well really! I'll never live that one down at my local retired S.F.'s officers club! ;-)

Posted on 28 Jan 2012, 03:59:07 GMT
here is the link


for vivien leigh's bio on bbc

for alll UK lovers and citizens

Posted on 28 Jan 2012, 14:47:29 GMT
I read your interesting post,although I was born in England and educated at Rugby,my family roots go back to northern Scotland,area around Inverness and close to the famous battlefield of Bannockburn.As to your being "Father of this House",you might well be if you are older than 75 which i myself am.Eitherway it makes little difference so long as we can maintain interesting and constructive comments from members.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jan 2012, 19:22:57 GMT
Yes mr ronald, I didn't mean to be "funny" with you. There is this thing with R E D that has poisoned this whole kit (trying to spk ...i'll stop) but im sorry and apologize for my inopportune comments...much Health and wealth and wisdom (that u prob have ...i dont lolol)

Posted on 28 Jan 2012, 19:26:00 GMT
BUT all you people DO go to the bio on Youtube.com just put in the search engine there, Vivien Leigh biography, and you will find it in 6 parts...She was the equal it is to be said of Laurence Olivier -- at least socially and intellectually if not talent. They say HER Cleopatra is the best on film -- Bernard Shaw's script.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jan 2012, 19:47:07 GMT
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btw, best book I have ever read was the book on the Kenneth Branaugh Antarctic bbc thing. That book is wonderful and to be read at leisure. Well....not the best book i've read, but best history "u r there" book. :)))

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jan 2012, 21:32:20 GMT
Roger Weston says:
Hi David, Have you read An Unsung Hero: Tom Crean - Antarctic Survivor? I really enjoyed it. Can you provide a link for the Kenneth Branaugh book. Sounds interesting. Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jan 2012, 22:53:37 GMT
David - no problem or hard feelings.I agree with you re R E D and am advising Amazon that he is breaking their code of conduct for this site.
I can't figure out whether he posts comments just to wind everyone up,or whether he really is an complete misfit and extremist.His comments re the JEWS are racist and for this alone he should be banned.I would appreciate your views..................Ron

Posted on 28 Jan 2012, 23:00:38 GMT
Friday,I watched the Tennis,Mens' semi final which was described by commentators and several previous top class players as "The finest game of mens' singles they have ever seen"
One rally had 41 strokes !!,and there were numerous ones of 21 or more.
The Ladies final was a bit of a let down.Who will win the Mens' title - my guess is it will be Nadal.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jan 2012, 23:04:29 GMT
Johnathon Livingstone Seagull and Biplane are excellent books,both by Richard Bach;also Theres no such place as far away by the same author.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jan 2012, 02:46:32 GMT
I. Buchan says:
Hi Ron the post was directed to David on the accent. Ron interesting nope I will bow to yourself unless there is another claimant I am in my 60's so you have me well beat. That is quite an array of Battlefields although Bannockburn is Stirling and possibly the Inverness Battlefield you refer to is Culloden near the Moray Firth anyway you are correct re-interesting and constructive comments - I would add courteous to that keep healthy Ian

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jan 2012, 06:13:21 GMT
No this book n movie are quite wellknown but I CANT REMEMBER ANYTHING I will do research on this whole miniseries/bk thing in spare time so pls give a week 2 me,

Posted on 29 Jan 2012, 06:28:35 GMT
In this book it reminds its audience, that in "Victorian Pax Britannia" times, the "Superstars" were the Explorer/Heroes that received the adoration that today's Hollywood actors/actresses Now are given ..ie.. S. Pole exploration was murderous and then there was the "Northwest Passage" Explorers--

so There is a whole catagory to explore, Mr. Roger Weston. All these heroes were (then) Great British heroes/superstars and they enthralled their "public." To me, Antarctic explorers were crazy but proud experts and very colorful characters.


Posted on 29 Jan 2012, 08:44:03 GMT
My top 5

1.Olivier Laurence

2.Grant Cary.

3.Nichalson Jack.

4.Hopkins Anthony.

5.Pee Wee Herman.

4.Hopkins Anthony.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jan 2012, 15:29:00 GMT
Hi Ian,my thanks for your kind comments.You are quite right re the location of the battlefield being close to Inverness.I erred which is in a way surprising to me as my family roots go back to Inverness and I have visited Culloden so many times as its only a short drive from where I stay when I go back to Scotland on vacation.I have a book in my library of a lesser known battle which if my memory is correct was the Battle of Banff.When I locate it,I will confirm or correct.........Ron

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jan 2012, 17:47:13 GMT
Roger Weston says:

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jan 2012, 17:47:34 GMT
Roger Weston says:
I couldn't agree more.

Posted on 30 Jan 2012, 03:01:03 GMT
Well, Mr Ronald, your place of living (Scotland) is so great in my mind beauty wise--I saw Highlander and was transfixed/transported--Im Scots-American but by way of Canada....and my mom same thing by way of the hills of Virginia--a hillbilly---and Im not proud just kind of like wow my dna IS interesting--take care all have a safe week

Posted on 31 Jan 2012, 17:27:17 GMT
Mr. Roger Weston,

I did find the reference you needed -- its Shackelton (DVD). Therefore, look at the library for a book regarding this person. See, I think there was a doomed thing about his trip. They almost made it but they did make to the farthest anyone had ever gone. Wont say nothing more but Shackleton is the correct spelling. You probably know all about this person, already.

David (as for the big mammoth discussion in the War Movies "discussion" its up to 1164 entries ...is that amazing or what? (wont join in--quicksand) much fun (NOOOOO)

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Jan 2012, 18:23:04 GMT
Roger Weston says:
David, Is this the DVD you were referring to Shackleton [DVD]? Yes, I do know about the expedition and have read several books on the subject but have not seen the DVD. Thanks for recommending it.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Feb 2012, 02:29:58 GMT
Well, thing is--Is he the one that died
after almost everyone died on the expedition?? It was so grisly. Also, the best horror book for you ever would be this book by Dan Simmons about a UK expedition to the Arctic to try find a NorthWest Passage.

Posted on 1 Feb 2012, 02:31:10 GMT
But if that is it, Shackleton (dvd) then Im slightly disappointed because I thought this book was new -- oh welll phhhht lolol

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Feb 2012, 03:07:37 GMT
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I. Buchan says:
DavidI may be wrong however it could be R.F.Scott (known as 'Scott of the Antarctic') you are thinking of and his expedition to the South Pole where he died last. His ship Discovery is on view at Dundee Scotland. My apologies David if that isn't who were thinking of.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Feb 2012, 10:33:43 GMT
Last edited by the author on 1 Feb 2012, 19:28:15 GMT
Lector says:
D.S, Actually, I strongly suspect that you might be refering to the disastrous Sir John Franklin Expedition of 1845. They were attempting to find the North West passage. Everyone was lost on that trip. Sometime very late last century, 1990's I think it was, the very well preserved bodies of three members (two sailors and one Royal Marine, if I recall correctly) of that expedition were exhumed from their frozen graves on an Island, the name of which I forget just now. By the way, these were the only bodies ever discovered from that expedition. Ok, so after post mortem examination to try to ascertain the cause of the deaths, a very high lead content was found to be present in their remains. After researching their diet and the nature of the packaging and storage of their food etc, it was considered that the scource of the lead poisoning must have been a result of the solder applied to seal the tin cans used to store much of the food on that trip, contaminating the food within. Obviously some kind of a chemical reaction occured. It is also assumed that the medical practioners of the time were extremely unaware of the precise nature of the affects of the symptoms of lead poisoning.

I have a paperback copy of the book on the discovery and analysis of those bodies somewhere here at home. If you're interested in reading further, I'm sure the book must be available via Amazon. The colour photo's of the extremely well preserved 150+ old years bodies are really quite amazing, if perhaps gruesome to some, to see! I found the book interesting, not least because I was an archaeologist for many years.

Sorry if I've gone on a bit too much about this, folks!

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Feb 2012, 18:46:08 GMT
Roger Weston says:
Lector, Is this the book you are referring to Franklin: Tragic Hero of Polar Navigation?
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