Tag Archive | US Navy

Xiphos vs The Book to Movie Adaptation: The Sand Pebbles

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I’m sure this review is going to come as shock to most readers since it deals with the United States Navy and I am on record often and vigorously shitting on the Navy but The Sand Pebbles is such a great movie and book that for the purposes of this post the Navy gets a pass sort of. Read More…

7 DECEMBER 1941

The first inkling of a problem the Sailors and Marines aboard the battle wagons berthed in Pearl Harbor had that early morning,7 December 1941, was when the speakers started blaring the General Quarters alarm (http://www.wiziq.com/tutorial/55519-fx-general-quarter-alarm.) Japanese dive bombers were hitting Battleship Row in a double wave operation designed to cripple America’s Pacific fleet. This attack was supposed to leave the Imperial Japanese Navy as the sole naval power in the Far East. From that point of view, the attack on Pearl Harbor was an utter failure. Read More…

THE USS INDIANAPOLIS 30 JUNE 1945

Today, 30 June 2010, is the 65th anniversary of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis. In honor of that event I am going to post Quint’s monologue from Jaws. Even if the monologue isn’t that accurate it does give you the flavor of the event. More importantly it might just be the single best acting moment ever committed to film.

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