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WOW! Bombing of Darwin...

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  1. Poppy

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    I looked at wikipedia, pretty sure it said bg's from AU (not auto corrected).
    everyone wants to be AU.
     
  2. CAC

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    "Born on the Isle of Man to English parents, the Gibb brothers lived in Chorlton, Manchester, England, until the late 1950s."

    Wiki...
     
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    My cousins. They're not "hillbillies", because hillbillies won't have them.
     
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    Everybody knew where they lived.
     
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    Everyone wants to be Gold?
     
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    At least have a ♫Goldfinger...♫
     
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    IIRC, the gun is pointing towards where the wreck of the USS Peary lies in the harbor.
     
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    c'mon op. some more gruel please. ..u said 'hi bernie', then sat down and talked?
     
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    there must be a Canadian version of Longmire. it's about as good as Canadian tv gets. (yawn)
     
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    The only thing that was lacking for Longmire was it needed another hundred or so episodes!
     
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    I just floated around the periphery. He was being courted by several young men at the time.
     
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    Its that time of year again...the 78th anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin...188 aircraft, a sledge hammer to crack a walnut...49 ships in harbour, 11 sunk. Including the USS Peary, she lies at the bottom of Darwin harbour with its brave sailors still aboard. With just 10 Kittyhawks to meet the attack, 8 were destroyed. Today a number of vets who were there will be attending, also a sailor survivor from the Peary apparently.
    Sam Dale's dad was there on the Peary and was helped by some Aussies to survive...He speaks to the ABC
    Son retraces father's remarkable tale of survival
     
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