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Fromelles soldiers to be reburied

#2
Our local RBL Branch (Ypres) will be present at all the re-interments. Banjo Trooper will be there tommorrow to represent our branch. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday of February there will be re-interments. All recieving full military honours.
This will be a very unique and humbling event. a recovery of bodies of men from the BEF/AIF, who fell in WW1, on this scale has not been seen since the body recovery teams that worked on the former Western Front went home in the twenties. The last time the CWGC built a cemetery to accommodate the fallen of WW1, on the Western Front, was in 1938.

FM
 
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At 10.20 UK time I just caught the end of live coverage on BBC News 24. Very moving, wish I could have been there. Well done to the RRF & Australian Soldiers involved.

Hopefully video may be on BBC news website later
 
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FM. Sit rep hang fired mate. Will call you later but I can tell you this. I don't know about the smell of napalm in the morning, but the smell of cordite wafting across the Fromelles battlefields again after all these years was most poignient indeed! Our boys and the Aussie Defence Force lads done the guys proud. Thanks lads. Respect!

As far as the French Generals speech was concerned however, not impressed at all!! :x
 
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banjotrooper said:
FM. Sit rep hang fired mate. Will call you later but I can tell you this. I don't know about the smell of napalm in the morning, but the smell of cordite wafting across the Fromelles battlefields again after all these years was most poignient indeed! Our boys and the Aussie Defence Force lads done the guys proud. Thanks lads. Respect!

As far as the French Generals speech was concerned however, not impressed at all!! :x
Who was it and what did he say? Or not say ......
 
#12
Although excellent news it seems the stretch of our imagination or sorrow only extends up until WWI. Hundreds of thousands of British or English soldiers have died throughout the globe before this date but are largely forgotten.
 
#13
Hundreds of thousands of British or English soldiers have died throughout the globe before this date but are largely forgotten.


SO what about the Irish, Welsh, Scots who may be a part of the hundreds of thousands of "british or english soldiers" ??????
 

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#14
mattr said:
Hundreds of thousands of British or English soldiers have died throughout the globe before this date but are largely forgotten.


SO what about the Irish, Welsh, Scots who may be a part of the hundreds of thousands of "british or english soldiers" ??????
I think that they were covered by the term "BRITISH"
 

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