Day: 2009-10-22

Fought and died “for the flag”?

One thing that leaped out at me during the media blitz on the Battle of Trafalgar flag that fetched a record price at auction is that it brought out one of my least favourite pieces of rhetoric from the anonymous flag collector who won the auction, in a radio interview, about the connection he felt to those who had “fought and died for this flag”.

Sweet FSM, that phrase raises all my hackles.