They Shall Not Grow Old

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Nuts
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Re: They Shall Not Grow Old

Postby Nuts » 13 Nov 2018, 08:54

"A growing aspect of WW1 history is that we were right to fight the Germans"
Certainly not with anyone I've ever met, more the complete opposite.

"but there is growing evidence to suggest that the overriding sentiment of WW1 being an absolute hellhole for everyone concerned doesn't ring true anymore"
Did you watch a different film to me?
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Re: They Shall Not Grow Old

Postby Toby » 13 Nov 2018, 22:16

Nuts wrote:"A growing aspect of WW1 history is that we were right to fight the Germans"
Certainly not with anyone I've ever met, more the complete opposite.



Anecdotal evidence isn't the same as historical analysis I'm afraid.

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Re: They Shall Not Grow Old

Postby Toby » 13 Nov 2018, 22:21

Nuts wrote:
"but there is growing evidence to suggest that the overriding sentiment of WW1 being an absolute hellhole for everyone concerned doesn't ring true anymore"
Did you watch a different film to me?


This film was limited in its historical scope. It was intense, but the range of sentiments given can only be a tiny section of how many men experienced it.

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Re: They Shall Not Grow Old

Postby Nuts » 14 Nov 2018, 10:31

I'm confused, why when you give an opinion it's "historical analysis" yet when I give my opinion it's just "anecdotal"?
Where is your evidence that people now believe that we were right to send millions of people to slaughter, and where is your evidence that people also now believe that it wasn't too bad in the trenches?
Sounds like pony to me.
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