The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )
1st July 1916
Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader
House Carles at the Battle of Hastings
Thanks for reminding me what a great film Kanal is...I am going to watch it again this evening
Andrzej Wajda's 1957 film Kanal is about the failed Warsaw Rising 1944 and was shot on and below the streets of Warsaw, as it did not need special stage sets because even though more than ten years after the end of the WWII, Warsaw still had a huge number of ruined sites Wajda could choose from. It was only in 2003, that one of the last war-time ruins in Warsaw - the Divine Mercy and Saint Faustyna Church on ul. Zytnia -was finally restored!
Shot after the "Thaw" Kanal was unusual for its more open portrayal of the uprising. Previously under the Stalinist regime the insurgents were considered "reactionary fascistic forces" by the Polish communists and discussion of the subject was always with a socialist slant whereby the Soviet backed AL and PAL insurgents (tiny in number) were portrayed as the major players in the Rising and the majority AK fighters were insignificant...and in fact the cause of the catastrophe!
I collect, therefore I am.
Nothing in science can explain how consciousness arose from matter.
Thanks for adding to the thread - but how did you do it? I closed the thread due to unfair management where others we able to express their views on a off topic discussion but when i did the same mine was unfairly deleted and my request to move the off topic conversation ignored. I suggested moving that conversation to a new thread.
Moderators can post on closed threads.
It was not just that the thread had strayed off topic, but also the topic to which it had strayed which is far too political in nature to be discussed without the potential for argument to arise. Political subjects are not allowed on the forum.
Closing it is a good idea, though if it had stayed on topic it would have stayed open.
Whatever its just an opinion.