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Re: [G104] RE: tanks in 1953 movie “War of the Worlds”

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  • clifford leach
    Hi Paul,       I recive numerous emails re  Etc.Have you any idea why ? I did once search
    Message 1 of 3 , Nov 27, 2010
      Hi Paul,

            I recive numerous emails re  <
      Re: [G104] RE: tanks in 1953 movie “War of the Worlds”> Etc.Have you any idea why ? I did once search Ebay to find out if a Sherman tank track puller was worth anything. I do have a thread on PPrUNE about R.A.F pilots.(google cliffnemo) but nothing to do with tanks.
           Any ideas ?  Cliff.

      --- On Sat, 27/11/10, Paul Bowers <pbowers@...> wrote:

      From: Paul Bowers <pbowers@...>
      Subject: Re: [G104] RE: tanks in 1953 movie “War of the Worlds”
      To: G104@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Saturday, 27 November, 2010, 8:30

      Maybe you guys know what the tracked vehicles featured in 'Seven Days of
      May' were. They were in the escape scene where one bashed over a sand
      berm. They had a .50 cal on the back.


      On 10-11-27 12:32 AM, Hanno Spoelstra wrote:
      > Thanks Tom,
      > Sounds like an interesting research project. I have copied this e-mail to
      > the G104 mailing list, so those in the know can chime in.
      > Regards,
      > Hanno
      > PS: I never knew War of the Worlds was produced by a part-time crazy Dutchman
      > At 23:54 26-11-2010 -0500, Tom Zmudzinski wrote:
      >> I'm researching the tanks seen in the 1953 movie "War of the Worlds". Two
      > (at least) M4A1(76)W "Sherman" tanks were photographed. By freeze-framing
      > (and a LOT of post-processing), I've been able to determine that the
      > registration number of one of the tanks is probably "USA 3026777", but I
      > haven't been able to confirm it or get the registration number of the other
      > tank.
      >> Muddying the waters, George Pal (the producer and part-time crazy Dutchman)
      > gave misleading information in his interviews about WOTW. Pal said that the
      > tanks and "Marines" were from the Arizona National Guard. I contacted the
      > head of the ANG museum, Joseph Abodeely, who told me that the ANG never has
      > had any armor and suggested that Pal may have confused the ANG with the AZ
      > Army Reserve (which had tanks in '53).
      >> So far I haven't been able to locate anyone who has access to an applicable
      > ordinance inventory for the Army Reserve circa 1953.
      >> Tom Zmudzinski
      >> Once a child of the Fifties,
      >> Now a man in his sixties


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