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    Quote Originally Posted by bananatrombones View Post


    Classic projection.
    It's more than clear that you get a hard-on everytime you read one of his posts.

    Now stop derailing the thread.

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    My hard-on is permanant. It only goes floppy when I read your posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peguy View Post
    Which of course means I must be doing a good job.
    Yes, my old son. You are the bromide in the communal teapot.

    Well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Linguist View Post
    I think he was mostly calling our attention to it rather than inspiring any false grief of any kind. Perhaps I misinterpreted something, but....

    It's interesting because it shows the end of a generation - a source that has 'died out' essentially, at least in terms of first-hand accounts. For people interested in history, that is interesting...
    I found it interesting too, Peguy. They were the last of that generation. Wow.
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    Something of a shame to lose one of the last people with first-hand experience in such a meat grinder, and then a major depression not long after. If nothing else that generation had formidable tenacity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peguy View Post
    Ok, so then don't read about it.




    These are valid points as far as the big picture is concerned. However, that doesn't mean we should piss on Harry Patch's grave or he doesn't deserve recognition from his country for his service.

    Otherwise it'd be like what happened in Germany, where Political Correctness prevented any real recognition to be given to the last surviving WWI veteran when he passed away. I was disgusted reading about that. :steam:
    It's difficult to miss the story as it's plastered all over the t.v. and news papers. I thought I'd respond to your original post just to give an alternative point of view to the one in the media. I don't really like to accept everything shovelled down my throat by the press.

    I don't believe I mentioned pissing all over his grave did I? If so I'd be pleased if you could provide me with a quote of that. I the mean time, don't make straw man arguments as it is very tedious.

    Every veteran is recognised for their service in the UK. It is called rememberance Sunday and occurs on the 11th day of the 11th month (armistice day). Harry Patch deserves no more or no less recognition than any other service man that has died for his country (except that he didn't).

    It should be noted that I have a lot of sympathy for any man that has had to fight or died as a result of being conscripted into war.

    In response to your last comment, what do you think should happen in a few years time when the last Nazi soldier from world war 2 dies? Should he be celebrated for his efforts?

    For the rest of the posters it should be pointed out that people all over the world die every day. When they die the world loses their own unique perspective on the events that shaped their lives. Interesting isn't it? Perhaps everyone should start writing blogs then it could all be saved for posterity rather like a collective conscioussness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed111 View Post
    For the rest of the posters it should be pointed out that people all over the world die every day. When they die the world loses their own unique perspective on the events that shaped their lives. Interesting isn't it? Perhaps everyone should start writing blogs then it could all be saved for posterity rather like a collective conscioussness (sic).
    Hey, that's a great idea - in theory!

    That's why I love reading BLOGS the most on this forum, and I read autobiographical books in my free time as well. People talking about their own lives and offering their own perspective is absolutely fascinating. Anyone who has the balls to do that (especially publish it with a name, damn!) has given me a reason to sit down and read it, particularly if their lives have been interesting.

    However, no one could read the massive amounts of information.
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    You mean there was one still alive? And they let him die?

    That's awful... we needed to keep these guys around so they can share stories of the horrors of war with future generations and maybe give us an idea of how the wars changed themselves and the country. It's really too bad.

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    ^Well, he was 113 years old, I'm sure they tried their best.
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    The death of the last World War I veterans truly marks the end of an era, and we are witness to the last dying gasps of a sense of honor and courage that will soon be unknown.
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