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    Default Rememberance Day,

    Another rememberance day over. Always go out of respect for those who died,,,always felt there

    was a lot of hypocrisy.

    False advertising to get men to sign up?

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    Join the army and see the world.

    If an American recently, join the army(or even the National Guard) and see the fly specked hovels of Iraq and Afghanistan. Join the army and learn about and interact with foreign cultures.... the Taliban.

    If British recently, join the army for adventure... free tours to Helmand province and Basra... for adventure.... IED's and the occasional sniper.

    100 years ago in Ireland.
    Join the British army for King and country.
    Join the British Army , said John Redmond to the Irish Volunteers, for Home Rule for Ireland at war's end.
    Join the British Army, if an Ulster Volunteer/Unionist, to show your loyalty to the crown and defend Ulster from home rule/Rome rule/Dublin rule.
    Join the British Army to defend small nations(Belgium, not Ireland).
    In the main for 150 years, if Irish, join the British Army through poverty, lack of a job and to avoid semi-starvation.
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    Shalom/salaam.
    10,000 years of Middle Eastern civilisation and the place is not at peace but rather in pieces.

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    100 years ago - join the army - join the church - emigrate, lots of choices

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    Quote Originally Posted by alcatel View Post
    Join the army and see the world.

    If an American recently, join the army(or even the National Guard) and see the fly specked hovels of Iraq and Afghanistan. Join the army and learn about and interact with foreign cultures.... the Taliban.

    If British recently, join the army for adventure... free tours to Helmand province and Basra... for adventure.... IED's and the occasional sniper.

    100 years ago in Ireland.
    Join the British army for King and country.
    Join the British Army , said John Redmond to the Irish Volunteers, for Home Rule for Ireland at war's end.
    Join the British Army, if an Ulster Volunteer/Unionist, to show your loyalty to the crown and defend Ulster from home rule/Rome rule/Dublin rule.
    Join the British Army to defend small nations(Belgium, not Ireland).
    In the main for 150 years, if Irish, join the British Army through poverty, lack of a job and to avoid semi-starvation.
    Wasn't the Duke of Wellington Irish?
    Join the army, kick Napoleon's arse and win the opportunity to prove yourself to be the most successful soldier of the century...
    Just can't give this mad shit up

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    Quote Originally Posted by EIFII View Post
    Wasn't the Duke of Wellington Irish?
    Join the army, kick Napoleon's arse and win the opportunity to prove yourself to be the most successful soldier of the century...
    One may be born in a stable (Ireland) yet not be a horse.... attributed, perhaps falsely to the Duke of Wellington. His ethos was English and England was where he spent most of his life.
    Waterloo was not a foregone conclusion, luck and the arrival of Blucher and his Prussians at the right time played a big part in the outcome of the battle.
    The ordinary footsloggers would have had a different life in the army than the elite commanders of the time, who could parlay military success into other advancement later in life.
    And there is always a little whiff of English jingoism in the way Britain remembers Watwrloo and Wellington.
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    Shalom/salaam.
    10,000 years of Middle Eastern civilisation and the place is not at peace but rather in pieces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alcatel View Post
    One may be born in a stable (Ireland) yet not be a horse.... attributed, perhaps falsely to the Duke of Wellington. His ethos was English and England was where he spent most of his life.
    Waterloo was not a foregone conclusion, luck and the arrival of Blucher and his Prussians at the right time played a big part in the outcome of the battle.
    The ordinary footsloggers would have had a different life in the army than the elite commanders of the time, who could parlay military success into other advancement later in life.
    And there is always a little whiff of English jingoism in the way Britain remembers Watwrloo and Wellington.
    Yes, agreed. But because Wellington said so, doesn't make it right. For me anyway, there is no shame in being Irish.
    Napoleon was a spent force by 1815, with his Russian humiliation meaning he no longer held the confidence of the French.
    As for the Prussians there is nothing wrong with acknowledging the role of an ally in helping to secure victory.

    The difference between English and French history is that England managed to have a bloodless (Glorious) Revolution in 1689, compared to the bloodshed and chaos of the French Revolution and its aftermath.

    But back on topic - I for one welcome the chance to remember and honour those who fought and died to secure the freedoms we enjoy today
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    Quote Originally Posted by EIFII View Post
    Yes, agreed. But because Wellington said so, doesn't make it right. For me anyway, there is no shame in being Irish.
    Napoleon was a spent force by 1815, with his Russian humiliation meaning he no longer held the confidence of the French.
    As for the Prussians there is nothing wrong with acknowledging the role of an ally in helping to secure victory.

    The difference between English and French history is that England managed to have a bloodless (Glorious) Revolution in 1689, compared to the bloodshed and chaos of the French Revolution and its aftermath.

    But back on topic - I for one welcome the chance to remember and honour those who fought and died to secure the freedoms we enjoy today
    However England did have a rather bloody civil earlier in the 1600s....also a revolution of sorts to curb the power of a monarch.
    The battles of the "bloodless" Glorious Revolution were fought in Ireland.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alcatel View Post
    However England did have a rather bloody civil earlier in the 1600s....also a revolution of sorts to curb the power of a monarch.
    The battles of the "bloodless" Glorious Revolution were fought in Ireland.
    The glorious revolution, the replacement of one inbred chinless wonder with another.

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    fair play to the but to cross the the English channel , you would nearly need to be a professional swimmer. Myself i would of made it 400 yards.


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    respect to all

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