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plutarch 6411 Oct 2012 2:30 a.m. PST

Apologies if this has been posted before, but just in case it hasn't:


Chocolate Fezian Inactive Member11 Oct 2012 4:47 a.m. PST

Very good, interesting twist in the tail

flicking wargamer Inactive Member11 Oct 2012 5:55 a.m. PST

Did either fighter have that sort of range to get that far?

Frothers Did It And Ran Away11 Oct 2012 6:24 a.m. PST


Dunno about 109's which IIRC only had fuel for about 20 mins messing about over Britain before skedaddling but Ireland's only a short hop away by Spitfire. I'd be sruprised though if anyone ended up there without noticing like the guys in the video!

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2012 7:38 a.m. PST

Have seen it before, but still a great video

One of my buddy's dads was an officer in the tiny Irish army who spent the war escorting interned aircrew around – they were mostly Allied bomber crews

As to the feasibility, I don't know that a Me-109 would have had the legs – or the need – to be near Irish airspace – but it still makes a great yarn!

kreoseus2 Inactive Member11 Oct 2012 10:01 a.m. PST

Very good, I liked the dogfight scene, very well done. I think I recognise the town, but am not sure.


Oddball11 Oct 2012 1:13 p.m. PST

I've seen that before. I love it. The opening scene approaching the bomber formations and the dog fights are wonderful.

I know a Bf-109 is not going to make it to Ireland, but a good twist at the end.

RazorMind11 Oct 2012 4:49 p.m. PST

cool, thanks for sharing, love the dogfight scene

Who asked this joker Inactive Member11 Oct 2012 5:00 p.m. PST

Great story! Great fighter action!

jowady11 Oct 2012 7:23 p.m. PST

If an ME109 got that far it was going to be a one way trip.

eptingmike Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2012 10:28 p.m. PST

Well, it sorta was! :)

SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER Inactive Member11 Oct 2012 11:48 p.m. PST

Very good film.

kreoseus2 Inactive Member12 Oct 2012 4:42 a.m. PST

This man needs to be given a bigger budget for a proper feature. He could do Paerl Harbour, as there has been no film made about that in the past 40 years (!)….

Oberst Radl Inactive Member12 Oct 2012 7:44 p.m. PST

Where's Pearl Harbour?

I can see giving the man more money, but he should *not* go to Hollywood. Ever.

bilsonius Inactive Member15 Oct 2012 9:16 p.m. PST

Apparently Allied aircrew tended to get repatriated far more easily than German, until a politician in the Irish Dail asked "I know we're neutral, but who are we neutral against?"

Oberst Radl Inactive Member17 Oct 2012 8:49 a.m. PST

Hah, that's funny. Didn't de Valera threaten to withdraw the 8th Army from North Africa?

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