We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our site. Click here to find out more. Allow cookies
x
LOG IN HERE
Username
Password

arrow Register here

Forgotten password?

THE CHATTER BOX

 
  
  
  The Chatter Box : Blathering On
  
  
  
 
Messages 1 2 3 

Re: New programme about Michael and WW1 by julwis on 17 October 2008 12:01am
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/timewatch/last-day-of-ww1.shtml

Looks like this is on in the next week or so. THere are a couple of preview clips on the website above.
 
Re: New programme about Michael and WW1 by johnnythemonkey on 1 November 2008 10:41pm
 
I watched it this evening, it was interesting and quite moving. It focussed on the casualties in the hours leading up to the armistice. One American general ordered that a town be taken, just hours before the armistice, so that.....wait for it.....his men could have a bath. There were 300 casualties.
Michael, whilst looking at his great-uncle's name on a memorial, reached the same conclusion as I already had. Did it make any difference if someone was killed, in his relative's case 1916, as on 11th November 1918 ?
 
Re: New programme about Michael and WW1 by Spursfan on 2 November 2008 8:39am
 
Well no, not really. It is just more poignant I guess if they were killed just before - and just plain WRONG if they were killed afterwards.

Sorry - didn't watch it, so I may have missed the point.
 
Re: New programme about Michael and WW1 by suzulu on 2 November 2008 12:48pm
 
It was very moving. What angers me is that the document was signed at 5 a.m. to end the war at 11 a.m. It should have ended at 5 a.m., avoiding these casualties. Of course, I know it would have taken some time for word to get to the troops but surely not six hours!
 
Re: New programme about Michael and WW1 by geordiegirl on 4 November 2008 9:09pm
 
Oh, I know, Sue.Cynical, cruel - you name it. And even more awful to think - as one historian said - generals were out for their career advancement, and sod their men's safety.

It's always awful to reflect upon Wilfred Owen, though, of course, just one artist among too many other men killed.

I wonder how General Pershing is viewed in American eyes these days - can any of our American friends say?
 
Re: New programme about Michael and WW1 by Ken Dunn on 30 April 2012 10:25am
 
We ignore stuff like this itetreiort and you have taken the asics name down by putting this post here in an unrelated topic.
 
Re: New programme about Michael and WW1 by mp_addict19 on 9 May 2012 7:31am
 
Apparently it's not directly sending me to the link ... just the main page pops up ...
 
Re: New programme about Michael and WW1 by mp_addict19 on 9 May 2012 7:35am
 
Psh, now do I realize this was created about 4 years ago. *face palm* Nevermind.
 
Re: New programme about Michael and WW1 by mp_addict19 on 9 May 2012 7:36am
 
Psh, now do I realize this was created about 4 years ago. *face palm* Nevermind.
 
Re: information on snow leopards by Ken Dunn on 2 April 2016 5:13am
 
What do you scandinavian? spammers want and why are you promoting gambling on this website?
 
Messages 1 2 3 




  Reply to this post:
 
 
  Username 
 
 
  Password 
 
 
 
 
  Register here
 

INSTRUCTIONS

Select a discussion theme.
Register (or log in if you have not yet done so).

To start a new discussion topic:

Write the name of the topic in the 'Subject' box.
Type your message in the larger box to contribute.
Click 'Submit'.

To join a discussion topic:

Click on the discussion topic of your choice.
Type your message in the larger box to contribute.
Click 'Submit'.

To edit your message:

You can edit a message at any time after posting it as long as you're signed in.
Click on the 'Edit your message' link above the message.
Make your desired changes.
Click 'Submit'.

If you find you don't want to change the message after all, click on 'Return without changes'.

To set a chatmark:

Register (or log in if you have not yet done so).
Click on the "Set chatmark" link on the Chatter Box pages. This will set the time at which you have logged in.
Click on the "Go to chatmark" link to see all messages posted since you set your chatmark.

You can set your chatmark at any time and as often as you like.