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The Mess => Military Literature and Film => Topic started by: FSTO on January 02, 2019, 17:44:19

Title: BBC Drama - "The Last Post"
Post by: FSTO on January 02, 2019, 17:44:19
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5133742/

Now on the CBC streaming site.

Watched the first episode today. Not sure why I watch TV military dramas, they only seem to raise my blood pressure because of the absurdity of it all.

My question:
Why do the Red Caps have a base all to themselves?
Title: Re: BBC Drama - "The Last Post"
Post by: MarkOttawa on January 02, 2019, 18:04:32
Lots on Yemen and Oman in very interesting book by James Barr about rivalry, overt and clandestine, during and after World War II: "Lords of the Desert: Britain's Struggle with America to Dominate the Middle East" https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/aug/28/lords-of-the-desert-britain-struggle-america-dominate-middle-east-james-barr-review

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DvhBcmfWsAAOrr5.jpg)

And see what plane did quite a bit of bombing:

Quote
...Tactical bombing tasks...normally carried out over the rugged Jebel Akhdar in northern Oman with Shackletons carrying up to 12 1,000lb bombs.
https://www.thegrowler.org.uk/avroshackleton

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DvdHgCYVYAEtT7U.jpg)

Mark
Ottawa