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Hanau
12-20-2009, 11:10 PM
I've been watching this miniseries on DVD called "WWI The War To End All Wars" and it's actually really interesting.

What amazes me is the amount of earthmoving the armies did to build the trenches and forts. They didn't have mini excavators, skidsteers, CTL's, or any of that. They used horsedrawn implements, but mostly it was all dug by hand with pick and shovel. The amount of engineering that went into their fortifications is impressive, the speed with which they were built is even more impressive.

You can still see remnants today. I've toured the battlefield at Verdun several times. The trench lines are still visible to this day.

Great DVD and I'd be happy to pass it around. If anybody wants to watch it lets start up a list. We can mail it around to each other.

P.Services
12-21-2009, 03:22 AM
Does it sho a lot of the earth moving and how they did it or just a glimps here and there?
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Hanau
12-21-2009, 03:40 AM
About 2 hours worth over the 7.5 hour mini series.

Junior M
12-21-2009, 08:47 PM
WW1 was always a war that has interested me.

But for some reason I never really researched it alot.

I'll take it when your done!

Hanau
12-21-2009, 08:49 PM
No problem. PM me a mailing address. It was only $8 at ShopKo, so I'm not worried about getting it back. Mail it to Picasso or whoever after you're done watching it.

Junior M
12-21-2009, 08:59 PM
No problem. PM me a mailing address. It was only $8 at ShopKo, so I'm not worried about getting it back. Mail it to Picasso or whoever after you're done watching it.
10-4. If no one wants it next, I'll mail it back..

DeereMan85
12-22-2009, 12:27 AM
I'd be interested to watch it as well. Whoever ends up with it and needs my address, just PM me when the time comes.

bobcat_ron
12-22-2009, 02:04 PM
Go and brab a DVD from the Antique heavy equipment owners convention in Alberta, done every year, I have a DVD from 2007 that shows horse drawn conveyor loaders and blades all the way up to 1960's building a road from nothing at the Reynolds Museum.

Hanau
01-11-2010, 09:34 PM
Junior I mailed you the DVD today. I don't know your real name so I addressed it to "Junior M". I also put a crapload of heart and love stickers on it. On the back I wrote "From your stud daddy in Idaho".

Boy, I wish I was there while you're trying to explain that to ma and pa.

Anyway go ahead and pass it on to Picasso, who will send it on to DeereMan85. The rest of you get in line.

Been real, real, real busy. Trying to make some Lawn Site time.

Junior M
01-11-2010, 09:37 PM
Junior I mailed you the DVD today. I don't know your real name so I addressed it to "Junior M". I also put a crapload of heart and love stickers on it. On the back I wrote "From your stud daddy in Idaho".

Boy, I wish I was there while you're trying to explain that to ma and pa.

Anyway go ahead and pass it on to Picasso, who will send it on to DeereMan85. The rest of you get in line.

Been real, real, real busy. Trying to make some Lawn Site time.
Oh dear god... I'll have to stop by the house on the way to work the next couple days and get it out of the mail before Mom gets it.. :laugh:

Hanau
01-11-2010, 09:40 PM
Funny thing is the DVD box is porn sized. Mom is going to think your gay internet boyfriend is sendng you gay porn. Dad is going to have a talk with you. Life is going to be great for you.

Poor bastard.

Junior M
01-11-2010, 09:46 PM
Funny thing is the DVD box is porn sized. Mom is going to think your gay internet boyfriend is sendng you gay porn. Dad is going to have a talk with you. Life is going to be great for you.

Poor bastard.
Well we now know Hanau orders porn via mail...

And considering the new girlfriend is over at the house all the time, I doubt they'll think I am gay! :dancing:

Gravel Rat
01-11-2010, 09:48 PM
So Bob you sending a video of you naked to Junior so he can give it to his sister :laugh:

Hanau
01-11-2010, 09:56 PM
Damn GR. I didn't think about that.

This winter has sucked for snow. 1 plowable event. The ground isn't even frozen.

So I got into lot preparations for a home builder, been doing a lot of tree work (12 residential drops on the calendar), and I'm a sub-contractor on a highway project. Busy, busy, busy.

Junior M
01-11-2010, 10:04 PM
Damn GR. I didn't think about that.

This winter has sucked for snow. 1 plowable event. The ground isn't even frozen.

So I got into lot preparations for a home builder, been doing a lot of tree work (12 residential drops on the calendar), and I'm a sub-contractor on a highway project. Busy, busy, busy.
What are you doing on the highway project?

Did you finally put the F650, boat trailer grader and my backhoe to use?


:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

tmf lawn care
01-11-2010, 10:41 PM
can i can the dvd next just pm me when it time for me

Scag48
01-11-2010, 10:42 PM
I'm a sub-contractor on a highway project. Busy, busy, busy.

Have fun dealing with the state, they're a real joy! :drinkup: :laugh:

Hanau
01-31-2010, 06:37 PM
Get the movie yet Junior?

Guess it's going to Picasso, DeereMan85, and then tmf?

At first this snowless winter sucked, but I'm turning and burning on other projects. Just thought I'd check in since Willie dropped me a line.

Hi Willie!

Junior M
01-31-2010, 08:29 PM
Get the movie yet Junior?

Guess it's going to Picasso, DeereMan85, and then tmf?

At first this snowless winter sucked, but I'm turning and burning on other projects. Just thought I'd check in since Willie dropped me a line.

Hi Willie!
Yeah, I got it..

I been watchin it piece by piece..

Bleed Green
01-31-2010, 10:51 PM
what kind of movie is this you speak of?

tmf lawn care
02-01-2010, 01:53 AM
hurry up jr we not geting any younger here :usflag:

KrayzKajun
02-01-2010, 02:53 AM
i watched a show on the history channel last week about the army building a road from east coast to west coast to move supplies! it was incedible!

especially the road up the west coast to alaska!