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Ridley Scott says Oliver Reed ‘dropped down dead’ after challenging sailors to drinking match while filming Gladiator

Ridley Scott says Oliver Reed ‘dropped down dead’ after challenging sailors to drinking match while filming Gladiator

Ridley Scott says Oliver Reed ‘dropped down dead’ after challenging sailors to drinking match while filming Gladiator Ridley Scott says Oliver Reed ‘dropped down dead’ after challenging sailors to drinking match while filming Gladiator Ridley Scott has recalled the death of actor Oliver Reed during the making of Gladiator, remarking that he “dropped down dead on the floor of a …

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What Was Life Like for Sailors During the Battle of the Atlantic?

What Was Life Like for Sailors During the Battle of the Atlantic?

In the latest article from “Beyond the World War II We Know,” a series by The Times that documents lesser-known stories from World War II, James Stavridis, a retired United States Navy admiral and former commander of the United States European Command looks back on the lives of sailors during the long Battle of the Atlantic. In the winter of …

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Navy claims USS Nimitz is coronavirus free as sailors fear virus isn’t being taken seriously

Trump may intervene in fired Navy captain controversy and says writing letters 'shows weakness'

Days after the first USS Theodore Roosevelt Navy sailor was admitted into an intensive care unit to be treated for COVID-19, another ship with sailors who have been isolated over fears of coronavirus is preparing to get underway. The USS Nimitz is preparing to set sail after one of the ship’s sailors was removed from the crew and put in …

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‘The media is not your chain of command’: Navy Secretary calls fired coronavirus captain ‘stupid and naive’ in speech sailors, report claims

'The media is not your chain of command': Navy Secretary calls fired coronavirus captain 'stupid and naive' in speech sailors, report claims

Thomas Modly, acting Secretary of the US Navy, reportedly belittled Capt. Brett Crozier of the USS Theodore Roosevelt after the captain was relieved of his command for sending a letter asking for his sailors to be evacuated from the ship due to a rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak on board. The inflammatory comments were reportedly from a speech Mr Modly gave …

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US Defence Secretary said sailors should stay on coronavirus-riddled ship despite letter from captain pleading for evacuation

US Defence Secretary said sailors should stay on coronavirus-riddled ship despite letter from captain pleading for evacuation

US Defence Secretary Mark Esper said he disagreed with the captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt’s decision to evacuate his ship after more than 100 sailors tested positive for the coronavirus.  The aircraft carrier docked in Guam last week after more than 20 sailors tested positive for Covid-19. While in Guam, each of the 5,000 sailors aboard was to be …

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