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By Andy McDandy
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It's important not to compartmentalize any given war - they don't exist in isolation and to take an example, WW2 (at least in Europe) was a case of unfinished business from the aftermath of the first war, and a case of setting the stage for a new world order. Indeed, there's a growing belief in some parts of the world that the importance placed on the two great wars is in part because the main players were all white.
 
By The Weeping Angel
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Andy McDandy wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:32 am
It's important not to compartmentalize any given war - they don't exist in isolation and to take an example, WW2 (at least in Europe) was a case of unfinished business from the aftermath of the first war, and a case of setting the stage for a new world order. Indeed, there's a growing belief in some parts of the world that the importance placed on the two great wars is in part because the main players were all white.
Yeah nothing at all to do with their importance and influence on global affairs it was because the main players were white.
 
By Big Arnold
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'Fantasist' who sparked fury after laying wreath while wearing a George Cross and SAS beret insists he IS a war hero despite officials says he never won a medal and his friends claiming he bought his uniform off eBay
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... -hero.html
 
By Andy McDandy
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That's partly the point. In particular the Sino-Japanese theatre is reduced to a footnote. The Burmese and Pacific campaigns are viewed from a British or American perspective. To a degree that's totally understandable, but when you hear Asian or African academics complain that their countries only seemingly becoming relevant when a white person had the good grace to get killed there, it's hard not to concede that they've got a point.
 
By Bones McCoy
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mr angry manchester wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:53 pm
All I’ve got to say about Poppy Day bingo now is “thank fuck it’s all over for another year”

What awaits us next year?
Poppies as big as a Volkswagen..
By mr angry manchester
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Indeed. Dad told me he was in the sea at Blackpool the day war broke out on the 3rd September that year. Mum was at a friends house on the way home from school and Gran was, apparently, stood at the door waiting for her to get back in case she got kidnapped by the Germans on the way back.
 
By Boiler
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mr angry manchester wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:01 pm
Indeed. Dad told me he was in the sea at Blackpool the day war broke out on the 3rd September that year. Mum was at a friends house on the way home from school and Gran was, apparently, stood at the door waiting for her to get back in case she got kidnapped by the Germans on the way back.
When it was the 50th anniversary of the outbreak of WW2 I recorded much of the programming on the radio that day to listen to later. I think I eventually listened to it about twenty or more years on. Why, you might ask?

Because the day before, my father died.

I couldn't bring myself to listen to it, but when I eventually did I was surprised to learn that the BBC had broadcast Chamberlain's speech in full, rather than the usual clip of the speech that ends "...this country is at war with Germany."

Why do I get the feeling that in some quarters there will be 'celebrations' to tie our exit from the EU with this? :roll:
 
By Safe_Timber_Man
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This has NOT gone down well with the Mailites and they are now on the verge of declaring the Royal British Legion as enemies...



Remembrance Day will now honour civilians and victims of terror after the Royal British Legion announces the red poppy isn't just for fallen soldiers
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... poppy.html







Romeo16, Miami, United States, 8 hours ago
Actually, it is JUST for fallen soldiers.
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Love Elvis, England, United Kingdom, 9 hours ago
Stop hijacking that which is sacred, the poppy is for servicemen in remembrance of the lives they gave for us
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FreeWillyandUKtoo, Cardiff, United Kingdom, 9 hours ago
Ridiculous. What hand-wringing PC clown dreamed this one up???
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EmbryonicFeminism, Windsor, United Kingdom, 8 hours ago
Fed up with all this P.C. rubbish. War Veterans, and those who lost their lives for our freedom, deserve to be honoured, full stop. It's a matter of respect and gratitude, enough of trying to appease everyone. Keep this day for the Veterans alone, it's the least we can do for them and their memory.
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By Andy McDandy
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Grr. We have an armed forces day (although why?). Remembrance day is not about the glorification of war. "Lest we forget" doesn't mean "remember them always", but "If we forget what brought us to this colossal pile of bodies, we're liable to repeat ourselves".
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