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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian07 Apr 2018 4:45 p.m. PST

Johnny Tremain, winner of the 1944 Newbery Medal, is a young-adult novel about the American Revolution.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP07 Apr 2018 5:04 p.m. PST

The Disney tv show?
Definitely.
I collected the Armor hot dog plastic coins. And I sang along with the Sons of Liberty.
His girlfriend was really cute.

genew49 Supporting Member of TMP07 Apr 2018 5:28 p.m. PST

I'm with Winston.

14Bore07 Apr 2018 5:29 p.m. PST

Read that as a kid so yes I would

Dynaman878907 Apr 2018 5:30 p.m. PST

Book – no. Never heard of the show so no comment on that.

Doug MSC Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Apr 2018 5:31 p.m. PST

Yes, I watched it all on the Mickey Mouse show back when I was a kid. All the various historical series they had are what really got me into toy soldiers. Then there were the Marx toy soldier sets!!!

Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Apr 2018 6:01 p.m. PST

Loved all the Disney "historical" shows as a kid !!

"Born on a mountain top in Tennessee
greenest state in the land of the free
grew in the woods so he knew every tree
killed him a bar when he was only three

Davy Davy Crockett
KING OF THE WILD FRONTIER"

I-- had a little "45" -- for those who remember such things? No, not a gun !!!
I would pick up the needle at the end of the song and put it back on the record --over and over and over until one of my older brothers slapped me in the head !!!

Can anyone name the actor who played Swamp Fox?

Regards
Russ Dunaway

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP07 Apr 2018 6:07 p.m. PST

Russ – Leslie Nielsen played the Swamp Fox

Normal Guy07 Apr 2018 6:23 p.m. PST

Those early Disney programs were really formational for many of us. Throw in the Marx toy soldier sets and we were hooked. Just don't see those kinds of toys today.

KevinV07 Apr 2018 6:30 p.m. PST

Read the book as a kid- slightly different from the movie as I recall. I thought all those Disney/old movies were great; Swamp Fox, Davy Crockett, Savage Sam and Old Yeller. Maybe why I started wargaming.

Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Apr 2018 6:37 p.m. PST

Every time I watched one of the Leslie Nielsen "cop Comedies" I would start singing "swamp Fox!!"
Everyone is correct --throw in Marx and you have a perfect historical storm for a youngster!

Regards
Russ Dunaway

Bill Rosser Supporting Member of TMP07 Apr 2018 6:48 p.m. PST

The head nun in my school, kicked me out of my first communion class for whistling Davey Crockett while standing in line. So upset, I ran away to grandpas. He turned me in though.

dantheman Supporting Member of TMP07 Apr 2018 7:02 p.m. PST

My oldest is in High School. Read him Johnny Tremain in Elementary School. Recommend it for any kid that age.

KSmyth07 Apr 2018 9:55 p.m. PST

Yes, I read it to my students when I taught elementary school.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP08 Apr 2018 2:45 a.m. PST

Yes I recommend the book.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Apr 2018 4:31 a.m. PST

Good book. Decent movie.

Recommend them both.

genew49 Supporting Member of TMP08 Apr 2018 4:50 a.m. PST

As others above have pointed out we really did go around singing these songs:
Sons of Liberty from Johnny Tremain
YouTube link
Davey Crockett
YouTube link
Swamp Fox 1 and 2
YouTube link
YouTube link

Doug MSC Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Apr 2018 8:02 a.m. PST

Ha,ha,ha, all those old memories from a time when things were much simpler. They really implanted in you a sense of courage and strength as well as giving you a desire to look further into history.

Red Jacket Supporting Member of TMP08 Apr 2018 9:50 a.m. PST

Yes, the book is a great read for a young adult. It was required reading for my class in junior high (which I guess is now "middle school").

pvernon08 Apr 2018 1:18 p.m. PST

Red Jacket – ditto

rmaker08 Apr 2018 2:52 p.m. PST

Yes. Both the book and the movie.

goragrad08 Apr 2018 10:21 p.m. PST

Yes.

Old Wolfman09 Apr 2018 7:38 a.m. PST

Even referenced it on "Family Guy".

surdu2005 Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Apr 2018 11:18 a.m. PST

On top of the Disney historical series already mentioned, don't forget El Fago Bacca and Zorro.

Buck

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