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WOW! Bombing of Darwin...

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  1. CAC

    CAC Ace of Spades

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    Without even checking im going to say no...the Japanese main targets were the fuel depots for Australian and American shipping...we put them underground so the buggers couldn't get at it...the tunnels are still there and open to visitors.

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  2. Takao

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    But, American battleships are in the film clip @ 1:09-:10(one of many taken directly from "Tora Tora Tora")
     
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    Bombing of Darwin - Wikipedia
    Wiki gives the list...

    57 in port at the time of bombing...A battleship sounds like BS as is the movie.

    USS Houston was mentioned (again)

    Among the ships in harbour were those returned the morning before the attack from the convoy escorted by USS Houston involved in the failed effort to reinforce Timor.[19] Houston had departed for Java but left Mauna Loa and the Meigs which had attempted to transport Australian troops to Timor and the U.S. Army transports Portmar and Tulagi which had embarked a U.S. infantry regiment at Darwin.[19][20]

    What a ship and crew the Houston was.
     
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    It is BS...I just find it humorous that a 2008 film with a budget of 130 million felt the need to use special effect action shots from a film made some 35 years earlier.
     
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    As I said...an awful movie. Give it watch...if you dare. It does have Huge Jackman and Nicole Kidman in it...I remember when they cam to Darwin for filming...half of the city came out to watch her act, the director had a hard time keeping the locals out of shot.
     
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    "I forget, where were the American battleships in Darwin Harbor during the raid?"

    In a brothel, of course.
     
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    Kidman Jackman. Hollywood is so twisted.
    honest. check Nicole's roots, not to mention she married tom cruise (eyes wide shut).
    all 3 prolly hit weinsteins couch.
    sorry for the off topic Luke.
     
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    Yep Nikki is an American born in Hawaii...and has duel citizenship...
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    We made her Aussie though
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    We can do that...make people Aussie...One day ill compile a list of people who you think are Australian but were born elsewhere and MADE Australian.
    Olivia Newton John is another one...born in England....a freak'n POM! Mel Gibson is another...born in America etc etc...
    Half of Australia's musical talent is originally from Scotland...or Ireland. We like people to become Australian in Australia...most people are very obliging since we are awesome after all.
     
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    Russell Crowe, Hugh Keays-Byrne.

    At least Steve Bisley is Australian-born. I barely recognized him when I watched Red Hill ... he put on a few pounds since his Mad Max days.
     
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    Just don't tell me Greg Norman or Paul Hogan are not Australian...
     
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    Norman was born in Mount Isa...a mining town in Queensland, not far from the NT border...Hoges was born in Lightning Ridge...oh another mining town in NSW...
     
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    Mel Gibson?
     
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    New York State...
     
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    Huh, I remembered something. I thought that ship had sailed.
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    saw the bee gees in '76, LA...I was 12.
    still love their harmonies.
     
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    Hugo Weaving and Guy Pearce are two more Australian transplants. Pearce said that his father flew in the RAF and tested Harrier jump jets for Hawkers, before he was killed in the crash of GAF Nomad at Melbourne.

    Many people don't know that the lead man of the Longmire American TV series (Robert Taylor) was born in Melbourne.
     
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    The Bee Gees are from England originally...So is Guy Pearce

    Angus Young...Bon Scott? Poms...
     
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    I wandered into their mansion in Miami Beach back in '77. They weren't home but Bernie Taupin was hanging out.
     
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    your kidding, right

    cant just drop a few lines without 'splainin.
    how on earth did you know where they lived. i suspect there is a good story here.
     

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