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janner

MIA
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#1
A few days ago I started the Falklands thread (someone else's work but I thought it would be interesting for others, so I'm using it with his permission.) This thread is averaging over 100 views a day.

Today I started the X Craft thread (material from the same source in the main), at the time of this post its had nearly 100 hits.

Come on chaps, its great that you visit the site and read things, but why not go a step further and contribute to the postings or start your own thread, the worst thing that can happen is that someone will say its crap.
 
#2
I've read your Falklands thread @janner .
I appreciate it as I was there, but I didn't want to comment every day as it would make me look a bit of a weirdo. I was going to let you finish; we win the war and then home for tea and medals before I made a comment. :)
Ps I also very much enjoyed Gordon Newman's account on the X Craft thread
 

janner

MIA
Book Reviewer
#3
I think that everyone thinks the same re posting of the Falklands thread and I agree. The point I was trying to make was that over 100 people (perhaps some more than once) have been viewing the thread (and others) but even stretching it there are only about a dozen posting anywhere on the forum. I was hoping that it might encourage others to start threads or contribute to those already running.
 
#4
I've read your Falklands thread @janner .
I appreciate it as I was there, but I didn't want to comment every day as it would make me look a bit of a weirdo. I was going to let you finish; we win the war and then home for tea and medals before I made a comment. :)
Ps I also very much enjoyed Gordon Newman's account on the X Craft thread
I'm waiting to see who wins, thanks for ruining it!!!!
 

Jack Sparrow

Lantern Swinger
#14
My only gong was a General Service (Borneo) one, and some bugger nicked it, way back in the 60's!!
With reference to the Falklands (not the posts on here, but from a bootneck who was there) I met said bootneck as I was travelling north one Sunday, with a stopover near Stoke. Approaching the bar a relatively young man was stood to attention at it, so I commented on his military stance.
He explained he was down and dirty in the Falklands, and that just recently, at his son's birthday party, he burst into tears. He couldn't explain to anybody there, but he gave an explanation to me.
It was his son's 18th birthday, which was the age of the poor Argy conscripts that were in the trenches when his company did a bayonet charge. No senior officers, no senior ranks, just young terrified kids, most of whom had been shot in the foot.
Just like WW2, where much of the gory stuff wasn't released for publication, this was never reported in our press.
 
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