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    PASSCHENDAELLE

    Watched that film last night, take out the love bits, the action was excellent all about the 20,000 Canadians at that battle following Vimy Ridge. Definitley worth a watch for Military accuracy and the heroic battle fought by Sergeant Micheal Dunne MM.
    This is the film where the Canadianicon lad gets blown out of the Germanicon trenches by a shell, and thrown up onto part of a foot board from the trench making him look like Christ.
    Both sides stop firing when the Germans realised Dunne had gone out unarmed to recover the body of his friend. Very moving piece and I understand fact.

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    'Tonight my men and I have been through hell and back again, but the look on your faces when we let you out of the hall - we'd do it all again tomorrow.' Major Chris Keeble's words to Goose Green villagers on 29th May 1982 - 2 PARA

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    Yes, interesting movie except for the part that included the intense love story and sex with a nurse just behind the front lines. The director/lead (Paul Gross)does that in his movies, another in the one he did about Afghanistan, Hyena Road...
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    What LOVE in war never..... Mon Dieu!!
    'Tonight my men and I have been through hell and back again, but the look on your faces when we let you out of the hall - we'd do it all again tomorrow.' Major Chris Keeble's words to Goose Green villagers on 29th May 1982 - 2 PARA

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    "...about the 20,000 Canadians..." Passchendaele was the entire Canadianicon Corps of 100,000, all ranks. 15,654 of whom became casualties. General Currie predicted 16,000. Deep mud for the entire battle. Some troopies got sucked into the mud and died.
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    Agreed many many more than I alluded to from one report, probably the dead and wounded after a few days of battle.
    This is quite a good realisation of the battle spoken by some who were there:



    If you have never been there, it is a must, and will make grown men cry. Overlooking Ypres which is absolutely fascinating, and the selfless honour every single night of the year, buglers play Last Post at Menin Gate, for any ex Military man not to be missed. I have been many times, and every time I shed a tear when they read the names of those killed on that particular day, regardless of how long it takes. The road is closed and the Firemen of Ypres today play the bugles..........remarkable.
    Could or would we do that in the UKicon every night..........the answer is no!
    'Tonight my men and I have been through hell and back again, but the look on your faces when we let you out of the hall - we'd do it all again tomorrow.' Major Chris Keeble's words to Goose Green villagers on 29th May 1982 - 2 PARA

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    The Menin Gate ceremony is an absolute must for anyone visiting Ypres;
    Tyne Cot cemetry is also a humbling place of rememberance; beautifully kept.


    We visited back in 2007.

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