Old 10th Nov 2019, 08:30
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Chugalug2
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
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TTN, have to agree with you. This is supposed to be the British Legion Festival of Remembrance. It is becoming little by little the BBC Royal Variety Show. At least we were spared this year from the constant commentary from Hugh Edwards laboriously explaining the tradition of making an altar from the drums, or if he did I mercifully missed it. Great effort though by all involved, young and old, serving and retired. 75 years now since D-Day, Kohima and Imphal, and Monte Cassino, all remembered in this ceremony.

My feeling persists though, as a production it is altogether becoming too slick, and having actors dressing up as veterans is especially inappropriate. Just let them portray themselves, that is more than sufficient.
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