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Post by mountain man Fri 04 Nov 2022, 9:11 am

Anyone watching? I'm on episode 4 and have to say it's really good. Entertaining, rip roaring stuff. Lot of poetic license been used but all based on facts.

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Post by dummy_half Thu 10 Nov 2022, 11:54 am

And with a bit of a sporting connection, in that Paddy Mayne was an Ireland and British Lions rugby player before the war. I suspect he was rather a lot larger in real life than the actor playing him as he was a lock forward.

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Post by Soul Requiem Thu 10 Nov 2022, 12:05 pm

Paddy was a colossus of a man, 6'3" and the best part of 17 stone are his most quoted dimensions. I have both Irish ancestry and former members of the SAS in my close family; he's revered as almost god like by them. Also evokes great shame that he wasn't awarded the VC he so richly deserved.

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Post by dummy_half Fri 18 Nov 2022, 2:10 pm

Soul Requiem wrote:Paddy was a colossus of a man, 6'3" and the best part of 17 stone are his most quoted dimensions. I have both Irish ancestry and former members of the SAS in my close family; he's revered as almost god like by them. Also evokes great shame that he wasn't awarded the VC he so richly deserved.

From what I've read about him, he certainly did plenty to merit the award of at least one VC - perhaps his rather 'unorthodox' character counted against him a bit?.
As an aside, my village was the birth place, and the village 3 miles down the road is the resting place of one Dr Arthur Martin-Leake VC and Bar. Few enough VC winners, but only 3 men have ever won 2 of them, and he even lived to tell the tale. A medic in the Boer War and then WW1, awarded the VC for tending the wounded under fire. Buried next to him is the wheelbarrow he used to transport his absolutely enormous testicles Wink

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