Saturday, November 11, 2017

The Last Platoon

This is a simply outstanding two-part program from the BBC back in 2004.  They interviewed the last surviving British veterans of the War To End War.  I cannot recommend this too highly.

The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month is a sacred moment.  Hearing the stories from the men themselves will help you reach across the age that separates us from the trenches.  I wonder what Grandpa would have thought of this.  He served in that war, but as an American, he was late to the party.

1 comment:

Comrade Misfit said...

The BBC did a 26-hour documentary series on the Great War in the early 1960s. It's all on YouTube.

I highly recommend it.