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    Re: Great movie sextant flub!
    From: David Pike
    Date: 2015 Aug 31, 01:54 -0700

    Bill Morris’ photograph at http://sextantbook.com/?s=A+fine+C+plath , also supplied by Greg, shows much more clearly how the opera glasses were attached than the link I produced.  Was there any provision for extending shades to cover the left eye?  If not, where they only used for star, planet, or moon shots?  This might explain our three navigators pointing in different directions.  Could they have been attempting a Sun Moon or Moon Venus fix, or was the whole thing a set up for the cameraman?  Funnily enough, I was reading “Soldier at Bomber Command” by Charles Carrington yesterday, and he reveals that the Bomber Command Operations Room at High Wycombe seen in the 1941 film "Target for Tonight" was actually a replica built at nearby Denham Film Studios, and the entire staff from High Wycombe, including the CinC and SASO, drove over to be used in the film instead of actors.  http://explore.bfi.org.uk/4ce2b69d85fc3 fourth still from the left.  Dave

       
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