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Bat-Man Paratroopers – 1942
On the United States home front, particularly on the Pacific coast where the threat of a Japanese invasion seemed imminent, even a military expert’s creative juices could take a curious turn. Such was the case for the California State Guard and Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, who dreamed up the idea of “bat-man” paratroopers.
The major’s concept of paratroopers using jump suits modified with bat-like “diving wings” was inspired by the trick parachuting stunts of American entertainers. Nicholson had observed that in free fall, sky divers using these wings were able to better control their speed and descent as well as their manoeuvrability before opening the their parachutes.
Nicholson envisioned winged paratroopers evading enemy fire by swooping through the air like their namesakes. In 1942, the California State Guard found the notion so intriguing, they asked famed jumper Mickey Morgan—whose career often included testing wingsuits—to head a bat-man paratrooper unit of their own.
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the-history-of-fighting:

Bat-Man Paratroopers – 1942

On the United States home front, particularly on the Pacific coast where the threat of a Japanese invasion seemed imminent, even a military expert’s creative juices could take a curious turn. Such was the case for the California State Guard and Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, who dreamed up the idea of “bat-man” paratroopers.

The major’s concept of paratroopers using jump suits modified with bat-like “diving wings” was inspired by the trick parachuting stunts of American entertainers. Nicholson had observed that in free fall, sky divers using these wings were able to better control their speed and descent as well as their manoeuvrability before opening the their parachutes.

Nicholson envisioned winged paratroopers evading enemy fire by swooping through the air like their namesakes. In 1942, the California State Guard found the notion so intriguing, they asked famed jumper Mickey Morgan—whose career often included testing wingsuits—to head a bat-man paratrooper unit of their own.

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I don’t know about this one yet. Lorraine should go investigate and share her thoughts!

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HÄXAN: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922)
Seriously though, a woman gives Satan a rim job in this movie. 

One of the first horror movies I remember seeing with a female heroine. Rest in Peace & thanks for the screams!

Black Sabbath 1964Mario Bava
I’ve only gotten to the 1st story in this film & it literally made my boyfriend and I both scream. Dare you to watch it! If you can’t tell I’ve been on a bit of a Bava kick lately & I have not been disappointed in anything I’ve seen yet!

Black Sabbath 1964
Mario Bava

I’ve only gotten to the 1st story in this film & it literally made my boyfriend and I both scream. Dare you to watch it! If you can’t tell I’ve been on a bit of a Bava kick lately & I have not been disappointed in anything I’ve seen yet!

Black Sunday 1960Mario Bava starring Barbara Steele"My revenge will seek you out, and with the blood of your sons, and of their sons, and their sons, I will continue to live forever!"

Black Sunday 1960
Mario Bava starring Barbara Steele

"My revenge will seek you out, and with the blood of your sons, and of their sons, and their sons, I will continue to live forever!"

Jaws premier 1975

Jaws premier 1975

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The Mummy’s Tomb (1942)

Look at the detailing in the costuming and make-up. It’s really something to behold & you can see why movie goers would have been so frightened in 1942!

Can you imagine wrecking your care because the street is covered in too many bugs? This make that scene from Indian Jones look tame. Do not want.