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Re: The eagle has landed

Posted by Bruce Kahl on October 05, 2001

In Reply to: Re: The eagle has landed posted by Bob on October 05, 2001

: : I am trying to find the meaning of "the eagle has
: : landed" in military parlance.

: Those were the words first spoken when the first men on the moon (July, 1969) landed their craft. The craft was named Eagle. When Neil Armstrong later got out and stepped on the lunar surface, he spoke the more famous "One small step..."

When I saw the title of this post the first thing I thought of was a really outstanding film from the mid-seventies with that phrase as the title starring Donald Sutherland, Michael Caine and a blow your mind Donald Pleasance playing Heinrich Himmler.