BBC Remembers them

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by DavidBOC, Apr 30, 2009.

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  1. The BBC has published a list, with pictures of the British fallen from Afghanistan and Iraq. I sincerely hope there is no need to come back with additions.

    BBC link

    They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old.
    Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn.
    At the going down of the sun and in the morning:
    we will remember them.
     
  2. God, i wish i could bring them all back.
     
  3. I think they showed the telic ones on the news tonight
     
  4. They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
    Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.
    They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
    They fell with their faces to the foe.

    They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
    Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

    At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
    We will remember them.
     
  5. so true well done
     
  6. Sentimental bollox, if you want a grief love in then do it elsewhere.
     
  7. 20 Armoured Brigade did an outstanding job of the ceremony, which from what I saw and heard seemed to me entirely appropriate and well done.
     
  8. Heard the reading of the names on Radio 4 - very pleased they aired it, public service broadcasters doing what they should.
     
  9. RIP Jonathan and David... and the rest of those brave souls I didn't have the priviledge of meeting.
     
  10. I think the reading of the names was tarnished a little by giving Officer casualties initials and not doing the same for Other Ranks.

    Not really all that important but someone made a conscious decision to do that and I think all should have been remembered as equals.