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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:53 pm 
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Legend.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45938874


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:56 pm 
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After the explosion, the men escaped into neighbouring Sweden by skiing 320km (200 miles) across Telemark - despite being chased by some 3,000 German soldiers.

With a wry smile, Ronneberg described it as "the best skiing weekend I ever had".


Legend is spot-on :nod:


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I'm Spartacus


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A true hero. RIP

He was born in Ålesund. I have sailed there. The Management's friend lives there.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:38 pm 
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globus wrote:
A true hero. RIP

He was born in Ålesund. I have sailed there. The Management's friend lives there.


Just why?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:54 pm 
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danny_fitz wrote:
globus wrote:
A true hero. RIP

He was born in Ålesund. I have sailed there. The Management's friend lives there.


Just why?

Because it's true. Her name is Wenche. She was married to The Management's brother.

Much more to this than meets the eye. I expect the usual incoming from twits.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:58 pm 
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globus wrote:
danny_fitz wrote:
globus wrote:
A true hero. RIP

He was born in Ålesund. I have sailed there. The Management's friend lives there.


Just why?

Because it's true. Her name is Wenche. She was married to The Management's brother.

Much more to this than meets the eye. I expect the usual incoming from twits.


Even so. It's of absolutely no interest to anyone.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:00 pm 
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globus wrote:
A true hero. RIP

He was born in Ålesund. I have sailed there. The Management's friend lives there.

Globby mate, if you want to avoid getting shit, there's a simple rule to follow: when you comment on something, as soon as you type "I ..." for the first time, stop, delete that, then hit post.

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A true hero. RIP

He was born in Ålesund.

Would have been a fine post.

Just a friendly tip.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:01 pm 
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globus wrote:
A true hero. RIP

He was born in Ålesund. I have sailed there. The Management's friend lives there.


Suddenly this obscure person bursts into vivid life.


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I have no doubt someone will prove me wrong, but it appears that those whose exploits were the most remarkable were also the most modest and self effacing.

I'm reminded about Clarkson's documentary about how his father in law had won the VC. The punch line being he'd never bothered to tell his children that he had.

Edit, 'The punch line......' obviously.


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Edinburgh01 wrote:
I have no doubt someone will prove me wrong, but it appears that those whose exploits were the most remarkable were also the most modest and self effacing.

I'm reminded about Clarkson's documentary about how his father in law had won the VC. The punch lie being he'd never bothered to tell his children that he had.


Yep, I am in the process of reading Tom Crean's biography. An astonishing story of a man from a small poor farm in west Kerry going onto become one of the most respected figures in the golden age of Antarctic exploration but barely mentioned it late in life.


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sorCrer wrote:
globus wrote:
danny_fitz wrote:
globus wrote:
A true hero. RIP

He was born in Ålesund. I have sailed there. The Management's friend lives there.


Just why?

Because it's true. Her name is Wenche. She was married to The Management's brother.

Much more to this than meets the eye. I expect the usual incoming from twits.


Even so. It's of absolutely no interest to anyone.

It is to me. I post on here like I'm in the pub. Doesn't matter if no-one else is interested.

They can always dead bat it.

I'm not going to try and list the vacuous posts on here. Some true ignorance on show.

Plus, I knew this might come up. It bothers me not a jot.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:21 pm 
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danny_fitz wrote:
Edinburgh01 wrote:
I have no doubt someone will prove me wrong, but it appears that those whose exploits were the most remarkable were also the most modest and self effacing.

I'm reminded about Clarkson's documentary about how his father in law had won the VC. The punch lie being he'd never bothered to tell his children that he had.


Yep, I am in the process of reading Tom Crean's biography. An astonishing story of a man from a small poor farm in west Kerry going onto become one of the most respected figures in the golden age of Antarctic exploration but barely mentioned it late in life.


The clip from that's life of Sir Nicholas Winterton always gets me - obviously saving almost 700 odd kids in the war was the important thing, but the fact he didn't tell anyone, even his wife who had to discover it by finding a box in the attic with all the info listed inside, tells you a lot about the character.


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danny_fitz wrote:
Edinburgh01 wrote:
I have no doubt someone will prove me wrong, but it appears that those whose exploits were the most remarkable were also the most modest and self effacing.

I'm reminded about Clarkson's documentary about how his father in law had won the VC. The punch lie being he'd never bothered to tell his children that he had.


Yep, I am in the process of reading Tom Crean's biography. An astonishing story of a man from a small poor farm in west Kerry going onto become one of the most respected figures in the golden age of Antarctic exploration but barely mentioned it late in life.


Understandable though seeing that Ireland had just gained independence.


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globus wrote:
sorCrer wrote:
globus wrote:
danny_fitz wrote:
globus wrote:
A true hero. RIP

He was born in Ålesund. I have sailed there. The Management's friend lives there.


Just why?

Because it's true. Her name is Wenche. She was married to The Management's brother.

Much more to this than meets the eye. I expect the usual incoming from twits.


Even so. It's of absolutely no interest to anyone.

It is to me. I post on here like I'm in the pub. Doesn't matter if no-one else is interested.

They can always dead bat it.

I'm not going to try and list the vacuous posts on here. Some true ignorance on show.

Plus, I knew this might come up. It bothers me not a jot.


You really are an arrogant unlikeable cnut, aren't you?
No wonder people screen your calls and ignore you.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:26 pm 
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penguin wrote:
danny_fitz wrote:
Edinburgh01 wrote:
I have no doubt someone will prove me wrong, but it appears that those whose exploits were the most remarkable were also the most modest and self effacing.

I'm reminded about Clarkson's documentary about how his father in law had won the VC. The punch lie being he'd never bothered to tell his children that he had.


Yep, I am in the process of reading Tom Crean's biography. An astonishing story of a man from a small poor farm in west Kerry going onto become one of the most respected figures in the golden age of Antarctic exploration but barely mentioned it late in life.


The clip from that's life of Sir Nicholas Winterton always gets me - obviously saving almost 700 odd kids in the war was the important thing, but the fact he didn't tell anyone, even his wife who had to discover it by finding a box in the attic with all the info listed inside, tells you a lot about the character.


Winton you mean - one of Maidenhead's finest. He came to a school fete of ours, plus 10+ years later I sold him some Recycling scheme thing. His sister or wife (I forget which) was best friends with my Piano teacher.
Later on still, on his 100th birthday, he was in the news for doing a Microlight trip (from White Waltham Aerodrome) with the son of a kid whom he saved - I used to work as a short order chef there in a pre-graduation summer job.

I know nothing else about him or anything about what was drunk, inventions, wildly implausible bets, deckchair balancing etc


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Leinsterman wrote:
danny_fitz wrote:
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I have no doubt someone will prove me wrong, but it appears that those whose exploits were the most remarkable were also the most modest and self effacing.

I'm reminded about Clarkson's documentary about how his father in law had won the VC. The punch lie being he'd never bothered to tell his children that he had.


Yep, I am in the process of reading Tom Crean's biography. An astonishing story of a man from a small poor farm in west Kerry going onto become one of the most respected figures in the golden age of Antarctic exploration but barely mentioned it late in life.


Understandable though seeing that Ireland had just gained independence.


It obviously touches on this in the book insofar as Kerry being a hot bed of republicanism but the wider portrait of the man is one of understatement and quiet modesty. Shackleton had him as one of the first names on his expedition list but outside of the royal geographical society and the navy very few people knew who he was or his deeds.


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Well, thanks for that knowledgeable observation LM. I couldn't give a monkeys about your opinion.

Try and remember that. There is an ignore facility. Use it.


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globus wrote:
Well, thanks for that knowledgeable observation LM. I couldn't give a monkeys about your opinion.

Try and remember that. There is an ignore facility. Use it.


I'll post as I please now go fcuk yourself.


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penguin wrote:
danny_fitz wrote:
Edinburgh01 wrote:
I have no doubt someone will prove me wrong, but it appears that those whose exploits were the most remarkable were also the most modest and self effacing.

I'm reminded about Clarkson's documentary about how his father in law had won the VC. The punch lie being he'd never bothered to tell his children that he had.


Yep, I am in the process of reading Tom Crean's biography. An astonishing story of a man from a small poor farm in west Kerry going onto become one of the most respected figures in the golden age of Antarctic exploration but barely mentioned it late in life.


The clip from that's life of Sir Nicholas Winterton always gets me - obviously saving almost 700 odd kids in the war was the important thing, but the fact he didn't tell anyone, even his wife who had to discover it by finding a box in the attic with all the info listed inside, tells you a lot about the character.


Winton you mean - one of Maidenhead's finest. He came to a school fete of ours, plus 10+ years later I sold him some Recycling scheme thing. His sister or wife (I forget which) was best friends with my Piano teacher.
Later on still, on his 100th birthday, he was in the news for doing a Microlight trip (from White Waltham Aerodrome) with the son of a kid whom he saved - I used to work as a short order chef there in a pre-graduation summer job.

I know nothing else about him or anything about what was drunk, inventions, wildly implausible bets, deckchair balancing etc


Crap, yeah - Winton. Whoops.


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Leinsterman wrote:
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Well, thanks for that knowledgeable observation LM. I couldn't give a monkeys about your opinion.

Try and remember that. There is an ignore facility. Use it.


I'll post as I please now go fcuk yourself.

You even quote my observation. And cannot resist putting in swearing. You are neither a rugby player nor a gentleman.


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Edinburgh01 wrote:
I have no doubt someone will prove me wrong, but it appears that those whose exploits were the most remarkable were also the most modest and self effacing.

I'm reminded about Clarkson's documentary about how his father in law had won the VC. The punch line being he'd never bothered to tell his children that he had.

Edit, 'The punch line......' obviously.


Remember that doco; it was for single-handedly holding-off/destroying a number of German tanks at Arnhem, I think. His family had only found out about it, and the fact he had been awarded the VC, after his death.


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globus wrote:
A true hero. RIP

He was born in Ålesund. I have sailed there. The Management's friend lives there.

:lol:


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A true hero. RIP

He was born in Ålesund. I have sailed there. The Management's friend lives there.

Globby mate, if you want to avoid getting shit,

He don't know globby very well do he.


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Probably not. I can deal with cowpats. I've fallen into a couple and been beseiged by flies.

I take it all in good humour. A few on here could grow up a bit.

Latest project is quite fun. Just pulling together the cast.


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C’mon, ‘fell into?’ I think you were probably pushed.


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I post on here like I'm in the pub. Doesn't matter if no-one else is interested.


The inevitable outcome of a globus night out


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koroke hangareka wrote:
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A true hero. RIP

He was born in Ålesund. I have sailed there. The Management's friend lives there.


Suddenly this obscure person bursts into vivid life.



I certainly think more highly of him now that I know he shares something in common with a true international legend...


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koroke hangareka wrote:
globus wrote:
A true hero. RIP

He was born in Ålesund. I have sailed there. The Management's friend lives there.


Suddenly this obscure person bursts into vivid life.


:lol:


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danny_fitz wrote:
Edinburgh01 wrote:
I have no doubt someone will prove me wrong, but it appears that those whose exploits were the most remarkable were also the most modest and self effacing.

I'm reminded about Clarkson's documentary about how his father in law had won the VC. The punch lie being he'd never bothered to tell his children that he had.


Yep, I am in the process of reading Tom Crean's biography. An astonishing story of a man from a small poor farm in west Kerry going onto become one of the most respected figures in the golden age of Antarctic exploration but barely mentioned it late in life.


A great man indeed, however keeping his British navy career under the radar in South West Kerry in the decades following the war of independence was probably a prudent decision.


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koroke hangareka wrote:
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A true hero. RIP

He was born in Ålesund. I have sailed there. The Management's friend lives there.


Suddenly this obscure person bursts into vivid life.


:lol:


:lol:


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danny_fitz wrote:
Edinburgh01 wrote:
I have no doubt someone will prove me wrong, but it appears that those whose exploits were the most remarkable were also the most modest and self effacing.

I'm reminded about Clarkson's documentary about how his father in law had won the VC. The punch lie being he'd never bothered to tell his children that he had.


Yep, I am in the process of reading Tom Crean's biography. An astonishing story of a man from a small poor farm in west Kerry going onto become one of the most respected figures in the golden age of Antarctic exploration but barely mentioned it late in life.

Unbelievable man

The worst journey in the world and the story of Shackleton's south Georgia journey both show him in a stunning light.


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I post on here like I'm in the pub


Which if true I then feel truly sorry for the patrons of your local.


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sorCrer wrote:
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A true hero. RIP

He was born in Ålesund. I have sailed there. The Management's friend lives there.


Just why?

Because it's true. Her name is Wenche. She was married to The Management's brother.

Much more to this than meets the eye. I expect the usual incoming from twits.


Even so. It's of absolutely no interest to anyone.



Nope .


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