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World war one commemoration

February 11th, 2017 (08:20 pm)

Appropriate to the day, remembering some of the great rugby internationals who died in the Great War (the ones I haven't yet mentioned at length).

What about Dave Gallaher? His All Black shirt is among the memorabilia at the Saracens stadium.

Or Jimmy Dingle, one of several internationals from the England team who never made it home.

And the marvellous David Bedell-Sivright who once held up the traffic in Edinburgh by laying down on the tram tracks - nobody dared to shift him.

Check out some of the other heroes of battle, whether it be fifteen man a side or millions.



Posted by: Aglarien (aglarien1)
Posted at: February 11th, 2017 09:13 pm (UTC)
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A generation of loss. I've been relistening to your Cambridge Fellows books and was thinking about that just a couple days ago - I think in Sleeping Dogs there's mention about Jonty's brothers always looking for good servants. I've heard it said that the reason it was so hard to hire help after the war was because everyone found out what life doing something other than serving was like, women took men's jobs, etc. My personal opinion is life was changed after the war and it was so hard to hire servants because we lost the best of that generation.

Posted by: charliecochrane (charliecochrane)
Posted at: February 12th, 2017 03:22 pm (UTC)

I agree with you. And people's eyes had been opened to other possibilities, I guess.

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