Pertwee was an even bigger badass than we thought

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  1. Cutter John

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  2. sidious618

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    That's amazing. I love the story with him and Fleming.
     
  3. Andrew_Kearley

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    Yes, I read the interview in DWM. Fascinating stuff.

    I don't think he was ever suggested to play James Bond though, not sure where you're getting that from.
     
  4. Cutter John

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    Mis-read line in the story. My bad
     
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  5. Mr Light

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    That is so cool! Too bad they couldn't have put Young Pertwee in scenes with Churchill in "Victory of the Daleks"!
     
  6. The Wormhole

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    That's pretty cool. Now I keep picturing a younger Pertwee performing Venusian Akido on a Nazi soldier. "Hai!"
     
  7. Christopher

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    Is there any independent corroboration for these claims, though?
     
  8. diankra

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    A good point. Pertwee did have a habit of emboidering his stories a bit (at cons, cynical people like myself would hold a sweepstake on how long into his panels it would be before a familiar story suddenly gained an astonishing new twist. EG, like the the story of his escaped pet Cheetah, which initially just got into the neighbour's garden, then got into a neighbour's back garden barbecue party, then into the vicar's garden party, then there was visiting royalty at the garden party...).
     
  9. Christopher

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    ^And even without such a reputation, it's just a basic principle of journalism and historiography that you don't treat an isolated claim as true unless you can corroborate it.
     
  10. Andrew_Kearley

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    You've obviously never read the Daily Mail before then.:lol:
     
  11. Christopher

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    ^Oh, we have plenty of stuff just as bad in the US. I just don't care to refer to it as "journalism."
     
  12. DalekJim

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    You'd be astonished how many historical "facts" come about from sources equally as dubious.
     
  13. Kelso

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    Consider me skeptical.
     
  14. Haggis and tatties

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    Until i meet a actual skeptic i refuse to believe they exist. ;)
     
  15. diankra

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    Ah, the Daily Mail. According to which, everything on the planet both cures cancer and gives you cancer. House price rises are disastrous (as your children won't be able to buy a home of their own), while house price falls are disastrous (you're worth less than you used to be!!!). And so on...

    But to be fair, the Mail is only summarizing the second half of the DWM-printed interview, which Matt Adams did 16 years ago for a cult TV magazine he was trying to launch at the time.
     
  16. Wereghost

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    My thought exactly. Pertwee would have been only about 25 when the war ended, and the Daily Mail is perhaps not he most reputable of sources.
     
  17. Starkers

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    The Mail were only following a story that aired in DWM though, the James Bond website MI6 had the same story today as well.
     
  18. JoeZhang

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    Without getting into the actual claims that in itself would not be usual.
     
  19. solariabsg25

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    Age-wise, it was not uncommon for young personnel to get promotions if they had a 'knack' for special duties.

    I just find it more amazing that prior to WWII, he served on the ill-fated H.M.S. Hood, and had he not been re-assigned, he could well have died when Bismark sent her to the bottom.

    As he lost a lot of friends on that ship, it could well have been a motivation for him to give it his all.
     
  20. Nerys Myk

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    That picture of the young Pertwee reminds me of Arthur Darvill.
     

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