Annie Watsham with Joanna Lumley(L) (BBC) Without an impulsive remark from Annie Watsham to Gurkha rights campaigner Peter Carroll, Joanna Lumley might never have become involved in the lobbying campaign that led to Gurkha military veterans gaining settlement rights in… Read More ›
I have little to add to these quoted comments below from Paul Norton’s Anzac Day post at LP, which focuses on the militaristic myth side of Anzac Day. As usual, there are some illiterates objecting to the use of the word “myth” as if the word means “untrue in its entirety”. The usage of “myth” when discussing recent history always, of course, nearly always refers to the meanings 2b and 2c below:
In the wake of my mildly controversial decision to like Little Mosque on the Prairie, I’m going to up the ante and say that I also don’t mind Army Wives, when I can screen out the heroic-soldiers-deploying-to-Iraq side of things…. Read More ›
All over Australia and New Zealand, communities will gather around war memorials to remember those who have died in military service. We will listen to a speech, we will watch the laying of wreaths, we will recite the Ode to the Fallen, and we will listen to the Last Post. Later in the day we will watch those who survived, and those in service today, march to honour the dead. We will be reminded that such sacrifices should never be for unworthy causes.
Settle back and prepare to giggle, guffaw and snort: 213 things Skippy is no longer allowed to do in the US Army.