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Greyhound, Hanks homage to the escorts and merchantmen of the Battle for the Atlantic, Part 2

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If you’ve not seen it, Apple TV+ has Greyhound, Tom Hanks homage to the escorts and merchantmen of the Battle for the Atlantic, Part 2. Greyhound is excellent.

Greyhound is the semi-fictional story of a four escort, 35 ship convoy in February, 1942. An American Fletcher-destroyer, Greyhound, two Royal Navy destroyers, Dickie and Harry, and a Canadian corvette Eagle are assigned to escort a convoy through the four-day gap in air cover between Canada and the United Kingdom. Beset by a Kriegsmarine wolf pack of five-six U-boats, the escorts battle to protect the cargo, munition, and troop ships that are their charges. It is a heck of a fight.

My Father was a merchant sailor during the Battle of the Atlantic, Part Two. Like many young men declared medically ineligible for military service he still chose to serve in a front line role. About once a month his wartime experience would manifest itself in his dreams. The most common one involved making a breathing hole in a skim of burning gasoline over top freezing water. He had that nightmare about once a month from 1941 to his death in 2000. The Johnnie Walker level always took a beating on those nights. Well Greyhound gave me an insight into his wartime experience that 21 years after his death helped me understand Father just a bit better.

Thank you, Mr. Hanks.
 
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I have actually seen the film, twice. Once at the cinema here in Thailand and once on the tele via the 'box'. Excellent, the type of film that I just adore.
Which, at the risk of disorientating the thread; if anyone can think of a good series to watch? I've watched Jack Irish, great and at the moment I'm watching the walking dead and billions.
So if anyone was any others, I enjoyed Ted Lasso to begin with with, just to give you an idea of how desperate I am.
 

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Boet, I completely miss read this title, I thought it was going to be about sailors banging escorts at the dog track............ time for a nap me thinks chaps. Ill get my coat.
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Albert Tatlock, Hilda and Stan Hogden (SP)
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T.V. is boring nowadays, i rarely watch
 
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Remember that I'm still available if you have anything come up Security Manager wise. My preference is French speaking Africa, but I'm not fussed. Have passport, will travel. On my own as Erika came with me when I was in Mali the first time, 'never again' her own words.
It's noted Joe, at the moment its a trickle due to EU and NGO projects slowing with Covid. Logistics are a nightmare as is travel. I have had two EU funded tenders collapse this week, Hart Ltd and GardaWorld are losing contracts all over which does not help with the tender process as you can imagine. I will keep you posted Chef. Cheers.
 
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I have actually seen the film, twice. Once at the cinema here in Thailand and once on the tele via the 'box'. Excellent, the type of film that I just adore.
Which, at the risk of disorientating the thread; if anyone can think of a good series to watch? I've watched Jack Irish, great and at the moment I'm watching the walking dead and billions.
So if anyone was any others, I enjoyed Ted Lasso to begin with with, just to give you an idea of how desperate I am.
I did the blacklist, enjoyed it. James Spader is a good character actor.
 
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