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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Resistance Movements

I must confess I like movies and books that deal with resistance movements. Doesn't really matter which resistance, though I like the stories of the Irish Republican Army above all others. Kinda runs in my blood don't you know. Don't ask why, I just do. With the current situation in our country a good resistance movement might solve many of our nation's problems.


The Swedish had more than there fair share of hero's involved in their resistance, as did the Italians, and believe it or not, the French.

Quality resistance movies are hard to find. In the above picture you'll notice 'the wind that shook the barley.' If you haven't as yet seen the movie by the same title - find and watch it. It's on Netflix.





It's interesting to watch a good resistance movie and identify the firearms. The early Irish movement greatly depended upon the Brits steady, but reluctant, supply of good rifles and handguns. Enfields during the early years later gave way to Colts.


Help me out. I'm bored. If you have a good title, book or movie, give me a yell.

Stephen

19 comments:

  1. Morning sir. Kinda with you on the resistance book, but my heart runs to the SF side. Here is one you might enjoy:

    http://www.amazon.com/Footfall-Larry-Niven/dp/0345323440

    Have a good one!

    Bill

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    1. Thanks, my friend. I'll check it out.

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  2. I always liked Red Dawn. It's a little B movie rating but the core values hold true.

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    1. mmasse, nice to hear from you. I've a DVD copy and watch it every blue moon or so...thanks, my friend.

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  3. Another slow day. You could always restart the assault planing for, Operation Liberate. I do my best work in the dark of the night. evil laugh. I guess why its called Black OPS...

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    1. Its over, Bubba...but thanks. You're a good friend.

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  4. Citron and Flame - About Danish resistance operatives 'citron" and his buddy 'flame'. Danish with English subtitles.

    EXCELLENT movie.

    Michael Collins is pretty good, too.

    Bloody Sunday is an excellent documentary style movie about... well, obviously, Bloody Sunday. Excellent movie.

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    1. Citron and Flame was an excellent movie.

      Also, Sophie Scholl: The Final Days is on the anti-Nazi resistance in Germany.

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    2. Anon and Rich T, thank you both. I've seen both movies and you are both correct, they're excellent.

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  5. I will check out the movie, history does in fact repeat itself.

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  6. I imagine you have read Guerrilla Days In Ireland. Couple of links from a search below.

    http://freenorthcarolina.blogspot.com/2011/03/cathal-brugha-great-escape.html

    http://freenorthcarolina.blogspot.com/2011/07/torch-and-lemon.html

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    1. Brock, yes indeed I have read Guerrilla Days, and keep my copy handy for cold winter days. I will check your links...thank you, my friend.

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  7. this isn't even remotely what you are asking for....but man, i loved the Black Donnely's - available on netflix...really wish they had have done more seasons. it's like a modern day resistance movement...the acting and the dialogue are top-knotch.....i loved it!

    your friend,
    kymber

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    1. Thank you, kymber, I try the show.

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    1. What a book...read it in back in the early 70's...thanks, my friend.

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  9. The Train with Burt Lancaster...

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    1. Thanks, Anon. Never heard of it but will try it tomorrow.

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