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Thread #164882 Message #3950770
Posted By: Raedwulf
15-Sep-18 - 07:19 PM
Thread Name: BS: What utter rubbish!
Subject: RE: BS: What utter rubbish!
My 'beef' with the piece is... Well, I don't much like the word hero, I confess. I am not one, I am never likely to be called one, but if it ever happened, I think I would be very uncomfortable with it. "Hero is a four letter word!" You are there, and you do what needs to be done because you are there, and if you don't, who else will? From what I have read over the years, most of those to whom the word hero has been applied have given or would give you much the same answer. "I did it because it needed to be done. Anyone else would have done the same."
The second reason for my "beef" is "The". If the first part of my 'beef' was unclear, surely the second was? There wasn't just one Czech. He was in a Polish Squadron. There were thousands upon thousands of the displaced who fought with us. The latter part of the article is better, but the presentation overall is "The Czech". No. There were lots of Czechs. And lots of others too.
Remember them. All of them. They fought.