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Leornardo DiCaprio as General Grant - 4/8/2020 7:59:48 PM   
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History Channel will have a 3 part mini series on Civil War with DiCaprio playing General Grant:
https://meaww.com/history-leonardo-di-caprio-documentary-ron-chernow-grant

IS this the Titanic version of General Grant?


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RE: Leornardo DiCaprio as General Grant - 4/8/2020 8:12:35 PM   
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RE: Leornardo DiCaprio as General Grant - 4/8/2020 9:47:13 PM   
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If I were doing a young Grant I'd use Matthew Mcconaughey with a beard. If I were doing an older Grant I'd use Russell Crowe. DiCaprio looks nothing like him.

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RE: Leornardo DiCaprio as General Grant - 4/9/2020 1:20:47 AM   
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Greetings to All,
History Channel will have a 3 part mini series on Civil War with DiCaprio playing General Grant:
https://meaww.com/history-leonardo-di-caprio-documentary-ron-chernow-grant

IS this the Titanic version of General Grant?

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No, its the Titanic meets Wolf of Wall Street version of General Grant





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RE: Leornardo DiCaprio as General Grant - 4/9/2020 3:15:43 AM   
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Leonardo isn't playing Grant

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RE: Leornardo DiCaprio as General Grant - 4/9/2020 5:54:15 AM   
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Bad enough that he's producing it.

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RE: Leornardo DiCaprio as General Grant - 4/9/2020 12:16:36 PM   
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Greetings RangeJoe,
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RE: Leornardo DiCaprio as General Grant - 4/9/2020 12:18:26 PM   
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Greetings Lobster,
excellent choices, especially Russell Crowe +1

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RE: Leornardo DiCaprio as General Grant - 4/9/2020 12:20:08 PM   
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Greetings warspite1,
Good one!

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RE: Leornardo DiCaprio as General Grant - 4/9/2020 12:23:57 PM   
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Greetings Challerain,
Current word is that he is to play Grant but production is on hold (see link):
https://saratogaliving.com/wilton-grant-cottage-history-channel-ulysses-s-grant/

I am a 25 minute ride from Grant's house and have seen it.

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RE: Leornardo DiCaprio as General Grant - 4/9/2020 12:26:46 PM   
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Greetings Rebel Yell,
You may be right but it is a docu-drama rather than a full featured movie.
https://www.history.com/shows/grant

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RE: Leornardo DiCaprio as General Grant - 4/9/2020 3:37:43 PM   
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Greetings Challerain,
Current word is that he is to play Grant but production is on hold (see link):
https://saratogaliving.com/wilton-grant-cottage-history-channel-ulysses-s-grant/

I am a 25 minute ride from Grant's house and have seen it.


Not really what is says. Rumors were that he would play Grant in the film but that is on hold. The docu-series is something else.

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RE: Leornardo DiCaprio as General Grant - 4/9/2020 4:57:16 PM   
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I don't like him but for reasons that go beyond the scope of this BBS. He's a great actor and probably a good director. His Howard Hughes acting was fantastic, I really enjoyed that movie. He'll do a good job of it. He's really good at what he does.

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RE: Leornardo DiCaprio as General Grant - 4/9/2020 6:46:49 PM   
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RE: Leornardo DiCaprio as General Grant - 4/9/2020 7:26:32 PM   
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RE: Leornardo DiCaio as General Grant - 4/9/2020 7:41:41 PM   
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WOOT, Finally something up my alley, CIVIL WAR BABY. On a side note, he is a good actor I think he do good at the job, if he directors well, I don't know if his Civil war history is up to par, but his other movies aren't to bad, but i'll hold my judgement, I'm just so happy thereis a CIVIL WAR POST FINALLY.

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RE: Leornardo DiCaio as General Grant - 4/9/2020 8:00:08 PM   
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Greetings Again All,
Steven Spielberg's choice to direct Leonard DiCaprio in Grant Biopic:
https://www.slashfilm.com/grant-biopic-spielberg-dicaprio/

The History Channel is now running very short (45-90 seconds) spots for the Grant miniseries, usually in the afternoon/evening commercial breaks.
One shows Grant on horseback w/cigar.

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RE: Leornardo DiCaio as General Grant - 4/10/2020 1:43:45 PM   
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I never saw such a clear picture of a Grant tank before. Man, that looks like death trap.., high profile, zero armor slope.

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RE: Leornardo DiCaio as General Grant - 4/10/2020 2:13:47 PM   
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I never saw such a clear picture of a Grant tank before. Man, that looks like death trap.., high profile, zero armor slope.

The Russians didn't call their lend-lease versions "a grave for seven brothers" for nothing...

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RE: Leornardo DiCaio as General Grant - 4/10/2020 2:28:27 PM   
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They worked great for awhile in the Western Desert, then they worked great in Burma. But riveting armour is not a good idea.

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RE: Leornardo DiCaio as General Grant - 4/10/2020 9:21:16 PM   
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Meeting Grant's great grandson:
https://emergingcivilwar.com/2015/09/01/meeting-grants-great-great-grandson/

Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wy0xmmPcisI

Family Tree: wife & children)
https://libguides.css.edu/usgrant/home/family

Family Tree extended:
http://www.thomaslegion.net/ulyssessgrantalovingfamilyman.html




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RE: Leornardo DiCaio as General Grant - 4/10/2020 10:44:27 PM   
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RE: Leornardo DiCaio as General Grant - 4/11/2020 6:16:04 AM   
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They worked great for awhile in the Western Desert, then they worked great in Burma. But riveting armour is not a good idea.

I am not sure I understand your point here. Are you saying that something is better than nothing?

The Mark I tank is sure proof that something is indeed better than nothing...




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RE: Leornardo DiCaio as General Grant - 4/11/2020 1:13:48 PM   
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... just to remember to everyone that Di Caprio has proved so many times to be an excellent and extremly flexible actor. He won't fail us.

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RE: Leornardo DiCaio as General Grant - 4/11/2020 1:23:50 PM   
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They worked great for awhile in the Western Desert, then they worked great in Burma. But riveting armour is not a good idea.

I am not sure I understand your point here. Are you saying that something is better than nothing?

The Mark I tank is sure proof that something is indeed better than nothing...




Yes, something is usually better than nothing. But if a tank with riveted armour get hit by a shell and even if the armour is not penetrated, then the rivets could fly at high speed inside the tank. That could ruin the whole day of a crew member inside that tank.

BTW, that looks like a Female tank.

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RE: Leornardo DiCaio as General Grant - 4/11/2020 5:25:38 PM   
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They worked great for awhile in the Western Desert, then they worked great in Burma. But riveting armour is not a good idea.

I am not sure I understand your point here. Are you saying that something is better than nothing?

The Mark I tank is sure proof that something is indeed better than nothing...




Yes, something is usually better than nothing. But if a tank with riveted armour get hit by a shell and even if the armour is not penetrated, then the rivets could fly at high speed inside the tank. That could ruin the whole day of a crew member inside that tank.

BTW, that looks like a Female tank.


The British in North Africa liked them despite their drawbacks. Rommel noted "our tanks had in general been superior in quality to the corresponding British types. This was now no longer true, at least not to the same extent." when surprised by the appearance of the M3 at Gazala. They could out range any of the German tanks with the 75mm gun. Still there were the 88s.

So it wasn't all bad. Certainly wasn't all good but the Brits needed tanks badly and they were a stop gap until the M4 could reach them.

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RE: Leornardo DiCaio as General Grant - 4/11/2020 5:42:21 PM   
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They worked great for awhile in the Western Desert, then they worked great in Burma. But riveting armour is not a good idea.

I am not sure I understand your point here. Are you saying that something is better than nothing?

The Mark I tank is sure proof that something is indeed better than nothing...




Yes, something is usually better than nothing. But if a tank with riveted armour get hit by a shell and even if the armour is not penetrated, then the rivets could fly at high speed inside the tank. That could ruin the whole day of a crew member inside that tank.

BTW, that looks like a Female tank.


The British in North Africa liked them despite their drawbacks. Rommel noted "our tanks had in general been superior in quality to the corresponding British types. This was now no longer true, at least not to the same extent." when surprised by the appearance of the M3 at Gazala. They could out range any of the German tanks with the 75mm gun. Still there were the 88s.

So it wasn't all bad. Certainly wasn't all good but the Brits needed tanks badly and they were a stop gap until the M4 could reach them.


The 37mm gun as also effective at the time. Plus it could fire HE which the British 2 pounder did not.

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RE: Leornardo DiCaio as General Grant - 4/12/2020 5:27:48 PM   
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If your choice was a Crusader II. Which was under armoured, under powered, under gunned and unreliable. Or a Matilda II, Which was well armoured. but under powered. Under gunned.
Or a valentine II which was the same. You were probably better off in a Daimler or Humber scout car. In a Daimler you had the same armament. And although your armour was negligible. The others weren't going to stop an 88, or Pak 50 round, either. And at least you could flee the DAK at speed.

The Grant was bad. But it was the very best of the bad, for quite a while.

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RE: Leornardo DiCaio as General Grant - 4/14/2020 5:23:00 PM   
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So it wasn't all bad. Certainly wasn't all good but the Brits needed tanks badly and they were a stop gap until the M4 could reach them.

Was Vickers still making light tanks (this one) for other countries which UK Army had rejected?

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RE: Leornardo DiCaio as General Grant - 4/18/2020 1:42:46 PM   
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Came upon a humorous find by accident while googling Grant tank.
Can you spot the "pretty in pink Grant tank?
Girls und Panzers:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAAnUqhKWZI


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