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Thread #49752   Message #753283
Posted By: Irish sergeant
23-Jul-02 - 04:49 PM
Thread Name: Help: Suvla and Sud-al-Bar
Subject: RE: Help: Suvla and Sud-al-Bar
There is a bit of poetic licence but bear in mind that British (Including Irish troops) were also fighting in France and Belgium hence O'Neill's reference. And as I remember the song Jon is absolutely right the proper word in the lyric is "Or". Hope this helps. If memory serves, Suvla and Sud-al Bar were particularly brutal fights in a campaign that was marked by brutal fighting and inept mismanagement. The troops of all nationalities who fought there were hard used and probably none more so than the ANZAC soldiers. Unfortunately, that was most of that war and Suvla and Sud-al-bar offer really pointed lessons as to why we shoul do our best to avaoid war. Kindest regards, neil