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Post  Saint George on Thu 04 May 2017, 10:41 am

Tell me your thoughts about Bob Johnson.



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Re: Bob Johnson

Post  Country Boy on Fri 05 May 2017, 9:57 am

I think the Archers made the right decision to choose an unknown actor like John Sweet to play Bob Johnson. He comes across as a simple hearted fellow who shares his feelings openly and honestly. The British public loved his personality - now that's always helpful when you're fighting in a war on the same side.
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Re: Bob Johnson

Post  Richard Young on Mon 15 May 2017, 4:37 am

I also think Bob Johnson is a nice guy, but in my way of thinking, if you go to a foreign country you need to respect their cultural traditions, not complain about them!



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Re: Bob Johnson

Post  Miss Honey on Thu 18 May 2017, 12:39 am

Bob Johnson even complains about tea when he unsuccessfully tries to speak to Michael Roczinsky:

"A buttons, B buttons, mirrors, tea drinking, left hand driving, stripes upside down."

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Re: Bob Johnson

Post  Richard Young on Sun 28 May 2017, 11:33 pm

Bob Johnson must have remembered THE TEA ACT which was the final straw in a series of unpopular policies and taxes imposed by Britain on her American colonies. The policy ignited a "powder keg" of opposition and resentment among American colonists and was the catalyst of the Boston Tea Party.



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Re: Bob Johnson

Post  James Brooks on Mon 05 Jun 2017, 11:49 am

Bob Johnson attended the American Eagle Club located in the Leicester Square area of London. It was a place to meet for the allied military in WW2. Going by its name, it was a very popular place for United States personnel to gather where they could get some familiar American food and coffee, write letters, and make radio broadcasts to their families back home. 

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Re: Bob Johnson

Post  Andrew Wilson on Tue 06 Jun 2017, 1:28 am

This is the reading and writing room of the American Eagle Club where Bob Johnson would have written to his girlfriend.

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Re: Bob Johnson

Post  Richard Young on Mon 17 Jul 2017, 1:47 pm

Bob says to Terry and Leslie, "Now the battles over, will your two armies Lend-Lease you two generals for a while?" When Leslie asks Bob, "What's Lend-Lease?" he says, "Never ask that question again, son. If the Isolationists were to hear you back home they'd be mighty sore." Leslie asks, "Who are the Isolationists?" Bob replies with, "Short sighted folks." The American gifts keep on coming with Bob giving the two British generals money before the pow-wow meeting begins.

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Re: Bob Johnson

Post  Saint George on Mon 17 Jul 2017, 11:28 pm

Proposed in late 1940 and passed on the 11th of March 1941, the Lend-Lease Act was the principal means for the United States to provide military aid to foreign countries during World War Two. It allowed the President to transfer arms or any other defense materials for which Congress appropriated money to any country the President deemed vital to the defense of the United States. Isolationists, such as Senator Robert Taft, opposed it. Taft noted that the bill would give the President power to carry on a kind of undeclared war all over the world, in which the United States would do everything except actually put soldiers in the front line trenches.



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Re: Bob Johnson

Post  Andrew Wilson on Tue 18 Jul 2017, 2:03 am

1943 WORLD WAR TWO TRAINING FILM FOR BOB JOHNSON:

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Re: Bob Johnson

Post  Saint George on Sun 06 Aug 2017, 10:48 am

It's amazing what happened to Bob Johnson after he saw Canterbury Cathedral for the first time from the top of the hill. Bob's attitude completely changed as can be seen when he said, "Now for the first time I feel swell." Bob's thinking was preoccupied with why his girlfriend wasn't writing him, but when the burden of those thoughts was taken away, it was replaced with a genuine hope for the future. The next day in Canterbury, that hope was realized when he received the lost letters from his girlfriend by the hand of Michael Roczinsky. Very Happy

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