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Comments for Jonathan Foreman Sat, 16 Aug 2014 18:54:49 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Harboring History – ‘Pearl Harbor’ (NY Post May 2001) by Poze Sat, 16 Aug 2014 18:54:49 +0000 This is supposed to be a World War 2 based movie. Its the sort of movie anyone would expect to be an accurate enough dramatisation of events that actually happened.

Instead what we get is an attempt to make another Titanic by including a love triangle that is dominant over the whole history aspect. It just doesn’t seem right.

Being a historic epic, they could have cut down on the whole love story and focused more on what would have been relevant such as the Japanese preparation of the attack and the situation President Roosevelt was finding himself in. The sequence of the actual attack on Pearl Harbour was spectacular! Perhaps if they extended it and made it a more major part of the film it would have been more worthy. Another major flaw with this movie is that after the attack sequence the movie dragged on for another hour trying to give an epilogue which was totally irrelevant.

I reckon if these were taken aboard, then Pearl Harbor would have been a much better movie and perhaps would not have flopped at the box office.

Comment on Blog by christopher Ledger Tue, 05 Nov 2013 17:27:11 +0000 Somaliland. How SO right you are about Somaliland! With my Idarat colleague, Andrew Palmer (also a CH member and due to publish his book, The New Pirates, ( in january we have met and talked to a number of Somaliland friends on this subject – indeed we launched a web site – called Karnon (which as you know is arabic for Horn) some 3 years ago and we regularly held meetings at RCDS. I should tell you that our Chairman, General Julian Thompson is a very staunch supporter of the push to recognise the country too.
As you will know Perim Island sits off Yemen right in the S el Mandeb. As a very young Royal Marine Lt. I was Military Governor of the island during the first 4 months of 1965. My brief, to stop pirates preying on the fishing dhows and also gun running, q’at expert to Yemen etc etc! Nothing changes! I still have the pictures to prove it too,
Also picked up your piece on Aid to!! Quite right you are but too many sticky fingers in the pie to get anything done!