Sunday, 9 November 2008

Remembrance Sunday – Lest We Forget

“Who would've noticed another madman around here.”

One of the darkest hours of recent history is splendidly portrayed by Blackadder et al. It's 1917 and captain Blackadder is in the trenches of the First World War and preparing to go, “Over the top”.

A tragic and harrowing story that shares the hopelessness of the situation and the general futility of war, the climax is a sorrowful and extremely poignant final scene when Blackadder and his men finally go over the top and lead charge into No-Man's-Land, before masterfully dissolving into a poppy-filled field.

“Millions have died but the troops have advanced no further
than an asthmatic ant with some heavy shopping.”

Last years post, “Lest we forget” (Flanders Fields) available here.

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