Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
I can see both sides - no-one wants it to become another "in-yer-face-book" yet if we were all together at a convention for example, the talk would not ALWAYS be military related - we would just have a good old yarn or two and see who can tell the biggest lies - what mates do I would have thought???
" When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "
One of the problems has been that for whatever reason in the past members have thrown into the discussions section controversial topics that were clearly going to go bad , that may have been the intention of the OP unfortunately and the moderating of such threads is proving arduous to the Mod team on top of everything else that goes on , so it is felt that at this time we should return to the basic principals under which the forum discussion page was set up !!
Plus we have no need at the moment to discuss cricket !!
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
I collect, therefore I am.
Nothing in science can explain how consciousness arose from matter.
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'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'
In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.