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    Battle of Britain film...it's a crazy world

    I just watched 16 b/w 35mm negatives, in packages of four, of various participants in the preparation hangar at RAF Henlow in 1967/8, poorly composed, not sharp and in an unlit hangar...go for a staggering £304 on a well known internet auction site.

    Time to revise my insurance cover.

    Mark
    "...the story had been forensically examined and was deeply impressive. I knew that the whole story was a load of myth and baloney…"

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    At that price I would expect copyright to them as well.

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    My signed Peter Arnold photo must be worth thousands by now!

    I did see a First Day of Issue BoB Anniversary (I think) envelope signed by the master up for auction on ebay recently. Cha-CHING!! Glad I didn't throw out my Barbie dolls...especially my limited edition "Spitfire Barbie".
    Last edited by Matt Poole; 12th October 2017 at 02:15. Reason: The all-important word "of" had to be inserted.
    "The RAF Museum show has been forensically examined and was deeply unimpressive. I knew that their whale of a story was loaded with baloney".

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    Ah but Matt, what use is Spitfire Barbie without her hot pink, flower-roundelled Mk.XI with Ken noseart?
    "those who know keep quiet, and those who don't are frowned upon for asking." - snafu

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    Now we know why the "making of" books are so expensive and difficult to come by.
    There are two sides to every story. The truth is usually somewhere between the two.

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    K5054NZ, I threw away the pink Spitfire, sad to say, because of my disgust with this Mk. XI having a 2,035 hp Griffon 65 engine! Can't these toy manufacturers get it right??

    I remember a video announcing the Spitfire Barbie-with-hot pink aircraft release...too much CGI. She was flying over the Dunkirk beaches (in 1940 in, um, her Mk. XI), and there were literally THOUSANDS of evacuees below (unlike in the recent movie, which depicts precise history: 143 evacuees on the beach). Christopher Nolan would have been appalled.
    Last edited by Matt Poole; 12th October 2017 at 02:17. Reason: I thought I'd should address this posting, specifically, to 3 letters & 4 numbers.
    "The RAF Museum show has been forensically examined and was deeply unimpressive. I knew that their whale of a story was loaded with baloney".

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    My signed Peter Arnold photo must be worth thousands by now!
    Is that the limited edition version?

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