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Offline Pottsy

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Re: What made you smile - 2020
« Reply #1125 on: July 09, 2020, 09:13:23 PM »
A smile because the story of the Brave men of the WW1 Tunnellers is being told ..  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQZJS4YqSEk
Mothers father was a member of the 1st Tunnelling company in WW1   " Beneath Hill 60 "  ..
I read a book about their exploits, for love nor money I can’t remember the name of the book but I do recall it being a compelling story, brave men.
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Re: What made you smile - 2020
« Reply #1126 on: July 09, 2020, 10:01:09 PM »
No mention of what the fate of the thief is. Maybe the thief returned the vehicle, washed, with a full tank of fuel and a few cartons of beer in the front seat?"

Reminds me of a story that I heard the story years ago of a bikie who moved up from (Sydney?) to the GC due to apparently way to much heat being on him down there, up here he tried to settle into somewhat of a normal life (he was still under surveillance) trying to be fairly inconspicuous and run a business, one day not too long after he got going, some young bikies from up here tried to extort the business for "protection money" they told him how much they required and when they would be back to collect it. Anyway, as the story goes he wasn't under fulltime surveillance for being a minion, the next day the younger two returned bearing many gifts (giant seafood platter, favourite alcohol, chocolates and flowers for the misses etc) apologising profusely. How true it is I am not sure but made an interesting yarn.

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Re: What made you smile - 2020
« Reply #1127 on: July 09, 2020, 10:28:27 PM »
A smile because the story of the Brave men of the WW1 Tunnellers is being told ..  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQZJS4YqSEk
Mothers father was a member of the 1st Tunnelling company in WW1   " Beneath Hill 60 "  ..
Loved the movie. I knew a bout the tunneling but didn't realise how extensive it was
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Re: What made you smile - 2020
« Reply #1128 on: Yesterday at 06:46:56 AM »
Shame the cops didn't nab the thief and the 1% scum as well. World would be a better place without both kinds of trash.

Agree entirely!

& no, Pete, at no stage did I suggest that bikies are better than car thieves - it's just that this one got his comeuppance! ;D
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Re: What made you smile - 2020
« Reply #1129 on: Yesterday at 07:39:27 AM »
Wasn’t questioning your ethics mate, just the fakebook posters. ;)
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Re: What made you smile - 2020
« Reply #1130 on: Yesterday at 09:55:22 AM »
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A smile because the story of the Brave men of the WW1 Tunnellers is being told ..  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQZJS4YqSEk
Mothers father was a member of the 1st Tunnelling company in WW1   " Beneath Hill 60 "  ..

Just watched the Series Colditz for second time in recent months on youtube... Much of the series was based on true escapes etc..

Any of those dudes had more balls than I'd ever have..
Just downloaded this one to the NAS...  Will watch tonight.


That youtuber channel has some interesting looking stuff
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCot4CEg_wWGc32QNLgrW2Bw
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Re: What made you smile - 2020
« Reply #1131 on: Yesterday at 04:38:19 PM »
There is no need to comment if you don't understand it.
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Re: What made you smile - 2020
« Reply #1132 on: Today at 04:55:52 AM »
Hmmm, Queensland..... beautiful one day, Victorian wobbly box owners and covid free the next.  :cup:  :cheers: