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Todd A. Raffensperger

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Todd A. Raffensperger

After watching "The Hill," I've decided to dedicate this topic to the work of the late Harry Andrews, CBE, who probably starred in more war movies than any other character actor in movie history.  He did indeed serve in real life, with the Royal Artillery during WWII.  And his naturally military bearing got him parts in a wide range of historical and war films.

 

So, here's to him. 

Rest in Peace (1911-1989)

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Sidenote: Basil Hoskins was Andrew's oldest friend and partner.  He was buried right next to Andrews.

 

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Bil4338

A great actor, one of my favourites.didn't know he was definitely gay, but thought he might be...not that it matters one iota anyway.

he played military stiff-upper-lip types brilliantly with just that hint of menace.

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Davejb

He was a great actor and was in some of the best war films around, yet his demeanour never showed any sign of his sexuality. In nearly every portrayal he did , he was a big strong military type which most people would,nt say anything nasty to his face for fear of getting clobbered, and stranger yet,  women would flock around him, which makes me think he might have swung both ways

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Todd A. Raffensperger

I've always believed that British actors have been more scrupulous about keeping their private lives PRIVATE, than their American counterparts.  There are exceptions of course, but it seems that the British want the attention to focus more on their performances and not on their sex lives.

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Hersheybar67

Wonderful actor! I wrote to him around Christmas 1986 and got a nice autographed photo back. 

I wrote a biography of Ian Hendry, Harry's co-star in 5 films, and I have some funny anecdotes to tell. 

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Desert Rat

Hello Todd,

Thanks for reminding us of the great- Harry Andrews - he was great, he was in one as all greatest films ever - Ice Cold in Alex - he was a great Actor, and made every part as a true professional.....He was  great, natural, and so worthy of his screen and film presence....Great Actor......One to be Remembered!

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Desert Rat

My Dad was there during this time at 21 years old, he fought with the Generals Alexander etc until Monty was appointed, their Heroism was never disputed after they finall "Kicked the Ass" of Rommel out of Africa, As Churchill said "...

 

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Desert Rat

Yes for me and My Dad,

They fought in the Western Desert, The incredible Heat - 45-50 degrees every day, Freeing cold at night, hundreds of thousands of flies, enemy fire and death and killing of many friends/ mates who had trained together in the beginning at 18 years old........who saw their mates blasted to hell, burnt to a cinder by an 88mm tank attack on  their tank and my Dad had to remove their remains from these decapitated and broken bodies out from the destroyed tank into in a canvas sack, with their bodies dismembered and had to take the parts of their bodies out in pieces.....You wont ever believe the suffering, pain, torment and Nightmares they suffered.....All your life!

For ALL that suffered during WW1 and WW2......We All had Loved Ones who went through a personal "HELL"......Please don't forget Them, as was said many years ago......For Our Today....We Gave Our Tomorrows " (For the life of all that will follow us into the future....to Peace, Happiness and Hope-(Ian R. Bridle)

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Desert Rat

Thankfully a few do Remember and we can be Grateful today that they do.....!!!

The image was taken by me in the Battlefields of the Somme....The Lone Poppy reminds me of a single soldier or a platoon being surrounded by the enemy, doing his/ their duty and facing the fateful end, surrounded and fighting to the end.....We Remember You!

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Desert Rat

Well,

I like my comment.....Thankyou all for your kind reply....!!!!.

Very sad that you do not reply and appreciate it, that many/ most if not all have forgotten and do not even think of these many "Heroes and Heroines" even today in 2021 from WW1 through the terrible suffering of WW2, and yet all of us in the UK have loved ones who "Never came back Home"....???? And the Wars thereafter...so many, yes so long ago but it's down to us to Remember their Sacrifice!......I am passionate about this when I see many wars documentaries showing all the Nations in Harmony together fighting for the cause of ridding the World of the oppression from Nazi rule....And the hundreds of thousands of graves I have visited since 30 years....I cannot stand there, without tears...... but I Remember!

Thanks to you ALL ...Who DO Remember   !!!!....and through all the Wars since 1914, that have we have lost such Brave and Courageous Men & Women, from all Commonwealth Countries, the U.S.A, India, and the black Servicemen from the U.S.A - The Tusagee Airmen, and those from Jamacia and the rest of the islands under British Rule, who again gave the Ultimate Sacrifice for "Freedom"  They ALL gave so much....!!!.......Please DO NOT FORGET.....!!!

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Davejb

Ian, I find your first comments above a little offensive, Its not for you to lay blame on any members just so you can get a reply, Have you even thought that its maybe to painful for some and that they wish to forget or want to remember in there way and not have it rammed down upon them just to please you, I can bet that the members fully respect all those that have given there all and payed the price for freedom, Its up to you to now issue an apology

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