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Thread #95050 Message #1845572
Posted By: Charley Noble
28-Sep-06 - 08:28 PM
Thread Name: Ewan MacColl - coward or traitor?
Subject: RE: BS: Ewan MacColl - coward or traitor?
Well, I'm impressed that this troll thread has actually generated some good discusion.
The choices of "coward " or "traitor" certainly ticked me off initially but I do find the AWOL situation worthy of further discussion. There are all kinds of choices that people can make in their lives, and Ewan's choice was probably a reasoned one. I'm surprised that there is no record of any follow-up on the part of the British Army. Maybe they were just too busy, or maybe someone did some thinking and realized that Ewan was too tough a nut to try to crack.