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20469Re: [WarOf1812] M & C

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  • suthren@magma.ca
    Feb 1, 2004
      Tim raises a perceptive point that Peter Weir, as scriptwriter, and his
      historical advisor should have known; that adds to the "so near, and yet so
      far..." feeling I and others have about the film. In 1997 I was crewing in a
      brigantine that put into English Harbour, Antigua, and tied up alongside HMS
      ROSE to ships' iron guns projecting upright as bollards, and near the Copper
      & Lumber Yard which was now a superb small restaurant. A diver told me that
      the great chain which lay along the bottom of the harbour, and which the
      ships used to use to warp themselves out to sea, is still there, as so much
      is. One could see SURPRISE setting her topsails out of there, all right....

      Yours aye
      Vic Suthren

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      Subject: [WarOf1812] M & C


      > Well, long after everyone else, I finaly saw the movie in full. There were
      > all those points that people have brought up in the past and lots more,
      but
      > something got me. Where did the idea come from that a ship off the coast
      of Brazil
      > might have to return to Porstsmouth come from?
      > The North American Station was based on Antigua where a complete dockyard
      was
      > (and is) to be found.
      >
      > Just a thought,
      >
      > Cheers,
      >
      > Tim
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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      >
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      square miles: in North America, hundreds determined the fate of THOUSANDS of
      square miles...
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