youngian wrote: ↑
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:36 pm
Even Farage would know about the high price Sikh regiments paid in Flanders.
Funny you should say that.
Last night on YouTube I watched a Sun video in which Farage reviewed 1917.
Given the title was "Absolute nonsense!" Nigel Farage debunks revisionist history on WW1 and the British Empire", I was anticipating Farage moaning about 'woke' tokenism because of the presence of the Sikh soldier.
Astonishingly, I couldn't have been further from the truth, he was full of praise for the film and he actually emphasised the role of Empire and Commonwealth troops.
I end up sitting through the whole 40 minute interview, waiting for him to say something outrageous to justify the title.
But he didn't.
For the record, his only complaints about the film were that the weather and season were historically inaccurate (it's shown as a warm Spring, whereas apparently it was snowing that day) and also he felt the presence of a knocked out tank at that place and time was unlikely as, by that date, few/no tanks had been used in that battle.
I feel cheated.