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Old 23-08-2015, 12:43 PM   #30
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I'm not keen on old jets being flown at air shows for safety reasons but remembering the past especially the young men who were fighting in the skies above Kent exactly 75 years ago is not worship by any means.
I remember when I was a teenager getting up to teenage antics and many of the old folks would grumble about "the sacrifice our generation made for yours" completely blinkered from the fact that it was their generation that started these world wars, not mine.

Now, we have TV stations dedicated to the weapons of war, there's even a "forces" tv station.

Whilst the "sacrifice" shouldn't be forgotten, it must be acknowledged that this programming is not about remembering the fallen, it's about keeping your bonce in a war zone.
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