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Thomas Sopwith documentary

Postby tiffinata » 21 Jan 2015, 11:40

Another Mr Tiff find.

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Re: Thomas Sopwith documentary

Postby J349 » 21 Jan 2015, 11:49

Well done, Mr. Tiff! great find.
Will save this one for later :D I look forward to learning about him.
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Re: Thomas Sopwith documentary

Postby kylie_koyote » 21 Jan 2015, 12:19

Wow, thank you! I could only watch the first couple minutes right now, but I hope to watch more later. I love that his son flies a helicopter to come over for tea. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Thomas Sopwith documentary

Postby SaintedAunt » 21 Jan 2015, 16:33

I have just watched all of this. It was very interesting indeed. And even more so when I realised that after the war, he put his company into liquidation and then went on to form another famous company!

Please thank Mr Tiff for finding it!
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Re: Thomas Sopwith documentary

Postby DrBiggles » 21 Jan 2015, 20:29

Fantastic documentary! What an incredible guy .................... I was just reading on the Internet
that when he was 10 years old, a gun resting on his lap went off and killed his father!
What an incredible tragedy, I wonder if the effects of that somehow drove him on to such achievement?
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Re: Thomas Sopwith documentary

Postby OzBiggles1963 » 22 Jan 2015, 00:39

DrBiggles wrote:Fantastic documentary! What an incredible guy .................... I was just reading on the Internet
that when he was 10 years old, a gun resting on his lap went off and killed his father!
What an incredible tragedy, I wonder if the effects of that somehow drove him on to such achievement?


Wonderfully informative doco! I have it on Dvd, with a few others I 'downloaded' from Youtube [including a doco of the Red Baron with the Aussie machine gunner connection], watched it a few mths ago. Youtube is a mine of information, if you look hard enough. ;)
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