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Gavros 10:53 Mon Nov 5
World War I: the last Tommies
On BBC4 now. Original interviews with WWI survivors over the past 25 years. Fascinating.

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Gavros 1:47 Fri Nov 9
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Same interviews (obviously they didnt go back to them for an update). Also they added interviews with people who were children during the great war.

DaveT 1:45 Fri Nov 9
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Sorry NS, didn't realise it had been on before

SurfaceAgentX2Zero 12:08 Fri Nov 9
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Gavros 11:36 Fri Nov 9

How is highlighting the mind-numbing boringness of your post 'pedantic', Gav?

Have you got any more thrilling tales of your near-death experiences? Lat night's was a corker.

Northern Sold 12:03 Fri Nov 9
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Watched the first episode.... deffo a rehash from the prog they did about 10 years ago or so... remembered a few of them... especially the Hussar Smiler... still great viewing though... bless em all...

Gavros 11:36 Fri Nov 9
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The Pedantic Bellend strikes again!

orwells tragedy 11:18 Fri Nov 9
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Amazing what you can pick up from a few posts

SurfaceAgentX2Zero 11:12 Fri Nov 9
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Orwells

I had you down as more of a Rorschak sort of a guy ;)

orwells tragedy 11:05 Fri Nov 9
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I didn't have grandparents or parents, I just appeared in a burst of energy like Dr Manhattan

SurfaceAgentX2Zero 10:47 Fri Nov 9
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westhammerer 2:35 Fri Nov 9

Really then perhaps he should have said, 'we lucked out'.

As it is, it was a thrilling tale of how his granparents, like the grandparents of virtually everyone his age in this country, were in WW!. As if the excitement wasn't enough, he went on to thrill with a further details about his Dad not being old enough for the last one.

He thoroughly deserved a shoeing for a boring, pointless post. And you're a twat for defending him.

Westham67 2:50 Fri Nov 9
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Same as that Gav. Mum's side Royal Horse Artillery .Dads side Royal Engineers,both fought at the Battle of the Somme

westhammerer 2:35 Fri Nov 9
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SurfaceAgentX2Zero 1:44 Fri Nov 9

He's talking about how his generation (perhaps the clue of mentioning grandfather then father provides the context) has lucked out.

But anyway well done for pedantly pissing on a generally interesting discussion about a significant topic.

SurfaceAgentX2Zero 1:44 Fri Nov 9
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Gavros 1:32 Fri Nov 9

Interesting post.

Yeah, mate you got lucky. If you'd been born just 70 years earlier you'd have been caught up in it. And what double luck, you missed the second one by the merest 50 years, too!

You're fucking charmed, mate!

Gavros 1:32 Fri Nov 9
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*lucked* fucking predictive text.

Gavros 1:32 Fri Nov 9
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Both my grandads were in the great war.

My dad was nearly old enough to be called up when the last one ended.

I picked out it seems.

Northern Sold 11:36 Thu Nov 8
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Nice one DT I'll have a butchers then...

DaveT 9:13 Thu Nov 8
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Credits say this year I think NS. There was something a fair while ago as I remember him being on a documentary when he was alive

Northern Sold 6:34 Thu Nov 8
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Is this a repeat?? Pretty sure I saw this 10 or so years ago??

DaveT 5:00 Thu Nov 8
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Just watched it all. My great Uncle Alf was in episode 3, one who said he wouldn't volunteer again. He was a lovely man who joined up with my granddad despite being too young.

Westham67 12:57 Wed Nov 7
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Episode 2 of the last Tommie's had the arm flapping fella for the mutton ones. Episode 1 didn't ?

Westham67 12:54 Wed Nov 7
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I watched both so far Tank regiment tomorrow

Northern Sold 3:35 Wed Nov 7
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Another good bit of wartime TV is Regimental Stories (BBC4)... loved the one on the Royal Welch... the modern day soldier firing the Martini Henry rifle (the rifle used at Rorkes Drift) was interesting... such a kickback that loads of the lads there ended up with dislocated shoulders and ended up deaf !!

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