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jockosjungle
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#1 · Posted: 19 Oct 2004 09:28
Jyrki21 said in this thread...

"Might make for a good thread: take your shot at explaining Haddock's presence in Wadesdah!"

I'm assuming that Haddock pulled into Port on his Merchant Navy vessel, perhaps heard or read something about Tintin's abduction and followed the trail.

However that doesn't really follow the "very simple yet very complicated" formula

What do others think?

RIk
rastapopoulos
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#2 · Posted: 19 Oct 2004 10:47
In the book doesnt Haddack explain to tintin over the telephone thats hes going away on naval excursions, due to an iniment war? I may be totally wrong as im not in front of my collection at the moment, but im sure thats the case. Therfore Haddock would have been in the area on convoys (oil convoy?) and how he knew where Tintin was is another matter. Could naval inteligence been involved???
BlueBlisteringBarnacles
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#3 · Posted: 19 Oct 2004 11:23
Haddock - naval intelligence, surely an oxy-moron?

Anyway there could be an adventure story had there, as Haddock involvement in preparations for the imminent war could have taken him off somewhere in the meditteraneanor around the middle east, during the course of which he comes across some information about Tintin's where abouts, hence a long version and short version.
kirthiboy
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#4 · Posted: 19 Oct 2004 11:44
I think Haddock was near port and was maybe told to pick two officers - Thomson and Thompson. While doing so Haddock finds out from Emir that Abdullah his son has been captured and Tintin is trying to investigate. And maybe they find out that the attack on the pipelines were the handiwork of Dr. Muller!
jockosjungle
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#5 · Posted: 19 Oct 2004 11:51
To be honest I reckon there is a whole spin-off adventure...

Captain Haddock: Near the Land of Black Gold

You could easily make a story out of it

Rik
thomas
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#6 · Posted: 19 Oct 2004 18:51
"Might make for a good thread: take your shot at explaining Haddock's presence in Wadesdah!"
When Hergé release the first version of "black gold" in 1940, Tintin is alone. Haddock has'nt create like Calculus. When the WW2 arrive, the storie was stopped at page 26.

10 years later, Hergé achieve this storie in tintin's magazine but he must introduce news guests like haddock and Calculus.
BlueBlisteringBarnacles
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#7 · Posted: 21 Oct 2004 17:58
Near the Land of Black Gold, or maybe:

- Herge's -
- The Adventures of Haddock -

The Captain in the Arab State.
finlay
Member
#8 · Posted: 24 Oct 2004 12:27
Tintin goes to Khemed to investigate the probable war, and the source of the oil, so it's only reasonable to think that Haddock's navy would have got him to do the same.
jockosjungle
Member
#9 · Posted: 24 Oct 2004 13:35
But it was a Merchant ship, you'd keep it as far away from a warzone as possible.

Rik
rastapopoulos
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#10 · Posted: 25 Oct 2004 09:53
But it was a Merchant ship, you'd keep it as far away from a warzone as possible.

Not if your shipping oil. Merchant Navy ships would be convoyed by the Royal navy for safety, especially if they were entering a warzone. In the 1939 'Black Gold' we have already seen the presence of Her Majesty's Royal Navy operating and controlling the area. Oil is the essential commodity and seems to be a contempary theme.

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