Thursday, 8 November 2012

Deserving Better

It's Remembrance Sunday this weekend so undoubtedly, and rightly so, will be numerous articles on the many reasons why we should remember them.

An example being this article in Daily Mail showing Pathe footage from WW1 of soldiers suffering from the disturbing effects of shell shock.

What a shame it is then that the Daily Mail couldn't do the footage proper justice with a decent original piece rather than lazily copying and pasting large chunks of it from a BBC article in 2004


  1. Years ago I purchased and read Winston Churchill's History of the English Speaking Peoples. Wonderful books, which a few years ago I re-read. I have now just purchased a copy of A History of the English Speaking Peoples Since 1900, by Andrew Roberts. As yet, I've only read the Introduction but on that basis of that, I think I'm in for an exhilarating ride. Just what those members of my family, who lived and died through the First and Second World Wars, would have wanted to be remembered by. I don't know about American Exceptionalism; though I think it is true; but my family were exceptional and deserve better than the trash that governs us these days.

  2. I've read all but one of Churchill's History of the English Speaking Peoples - liked them greatly. Have read also one by Roberts...won't make any comment about them, will let you make up your own mind first

  3. TBF, thanks.

    By the way, have you seen this?