The sinking USS Arizona, photographed shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. On 7 December 1941, Japanese aircraft struck the US' Pacific Fleet while in port. Arizona was struck several times before a bomb blew up the forward ammunition magazines, causing a cataclysmic explosion. The ship's destruction killed 1,177 of the 1,512 crewmen on board at the time, representing almost half of the American fatalities in the attack.
Hi G. When you are done with A Murder of Quality you might want to track down the 1991 TV adaptation. Denholm Elliott's (an under appreciated actor IMO) take on Smiley is interesting to compare with Alec's. Speaking of DE you might see if this is available in your area. Now, it isn't quite as enjoyable as simply reading Thomas's celebration of childhood and Xmas aloud but watching it has become another of my holiday traditions. It makes a good twin bill with The Snowman. The Wales v Australia match was remarkable. Lots of entertaining play and several good examples of how the odd shape of the Rugby ball can lead to amazing plays and/or mistakes. Enjoy the rest of your week!! MarnetteD |}} Talk 16:46, 3 December 2013 (UTC)
Good evening M.
I read his third (and most famous) in the early sixties, and in 1965 I adored the film adaptation with Richard Burton. I have read nearly all of his considerable list of superb novels and so impressed with the standard of his recent books,even though he is now ten and a half years older than me, but, I had not read the first two. So, I am starting right at the beginning and have just read and thoroughly enjoyed Call for the Dead.
I intend re-reading TSWCIFTC and then TLGW, et cetera and carry on appreciating his work all over again.
I thank you for the tip about Denholm Elliot. I agree that he is under-appreciated. I have had the nagging feeling all along as I read, that maybe I had seen an adaptation on TV years ago, so thanks! I shall track that down. I have checked with LOVEFiLM but A Child's Christmas is not listed. I may try purchasing it from Amazon (who now own LOVEFiLM) next.
For a neutral—and I do not count you as one—Saturday's match is a classic, and I shall watch it again, but too disappointed to do so at present. I already had the same opinion as Gatland subsequently reported here, but, as we all know, decisions cannot be reversed in sport. I enjoy sharing this with you.
I did an *amazing* flower arrangement before breakfast this morning. Oh, and yesterday I was pleased to see that the grocer has a good Welsh name!
Cheers! — | Gareth Griffith-Jones |The WelshBuzzard| — 19:08, 3 December 2013 (UTC)
I have just entered A Murder Of Quality onto my lovefilm list and I get, "Not currently released"| DVD, so I shall probably be buying that too. — | Gareth Griffith-Jones |The WelshBuzzard| — 19:16, 3 December 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the link about the try that should not have been. You cannot go wrong with any of Le Carre's works and I have found that his post cold war works have been every bit as interesting as those that came before. I hope that you will be able to track down the DVDs. A Child's Christmas in Wales exteriors were filmed in Montgomery (Wales not Alabama) and it looks wonderful. Only three days in and the calendar has already given us a great deal of fun. I wonder what tomorrow will bring? MarnetteD | Talk 01:34, 4 December 2013 (UTC)
Too true. No hitting the top of your head on that ceiling :-) MarnetteD | Talk 18:42, 4 December 2013 (UTC)
In case you haven't already noticed I thought I'd let you know that if you go to the library and click on the next volume of the encyclopedia in the center of the bookshelves they will open to give you a description of that days event. MarnetteD | Talk 20:23, 4 December 2013 (UTC)
Oh, that is excellent. Thank you for pointing that out … I have now read all four … and may never have noticed the links. There is so much content throughout. Cheers! — | Gareth Griffith-Jones |The WelshBuzzard| — 22:46, 4 December 2013 (UTC)
Don't miss the book at the bottom right that lists the music that plays and who composed it. MarnetteD | Talk 20:27, 5 December 2013 (UTC)
The calendar of two years ago also had the moon in the night sky follow the phases from new to full match up with the real world. I haven't noticed if that is happening this year yet but it is another thing to look for. MarnetteD | Talk 20:37, 5 December 2013 (UTC)
(edit conflict): Another thank you! Now that is "Spooky"Good full moon here! I had earlier today been wondering how to identify the delightful music, apart from the five that are listed under "music player" — | Gareth Griffith-Jones |The WelshBuzzard| — 20:46, 5 December 2013 (UTC)
Hi Gareth Griffith-Jones. Would you care to give an opinion on the value or otherwise of this latest edit? Thanks, Eddaido (talk) 00:08, 4 December 2013 (UTC)
Good morning Eddaido,
I believe that I am of the same opinion as you. I have copy-edited both legends with cryptic WP:ESs.
Cheers! — | Gareth Griffith-Jones |The WelshBuzzard| — 09:56, 4 December 2013 (UTC)
Please tell me why I have lost the reference from the image legend, after moving it from the lower image to the upper image with this revision
Thanks in anticipation, — | Gareth Griffith-Jones |The WelshBuzzard| — 09:50, 5 December 2013 (UTC)
The ref got outside the picture frame. Hafspajen (talk) 10:32, 5 December 2013 (UTC)