Friday, May 20, 2005

No More Heroes Anymore...

Last Great War cavalryman dies at 108.

Another sad landmark among many.

On another note, the Beeb are rather coy in this instance:

While serving in Flanders he was shot through the hand and spent 1917 convalescing in a Newcastle hospital but volunteered to return to the front and was back in position by spring 1918, now with the Machine Gun Corps.

After the Armistice he volunteered to serve again, this time in the growing Anglo-Irish conflict.

Do I detect the whif of stout and bitter? Not normally the sort of thing the BBC approves of.


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