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    They Shall Not Grow Old

    Sunday 11th, November, 9:30pm - 11:05pm


    BBC Two Wales.

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    Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson transforms archive footage of the First World War to bring to life the experiences of the men who were there. Employing state-of-the-art technology to revitalise audio and film from the BBC and Imperial War Museum archives, and using only the voices of those on the front line, Jackson has created an unprecedented portrait of the everyday lives of soldiers in the trenches: their attitudes to the conflict, how they ate, rested and formed friendships in those moments between battles, as well as their hopes and dreams for the future.

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    "Our veterans did not forget about us .... Let's not forget about them." From Michael Levesque

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    We watched that last night. A very sad and disturbing program that pulled no punch's, showing torn and mangled bodies. That men drowned in the mud and the conditions they suffered in the trenches yet were still prepared to go over the top without question was truly amazing. Listening to the words of those who signed up to fight in the trenches was heart rendering when you think that many of them saying how they had seen friends and comrades killed or blown to pieces alongside them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Arton View Post
    We watched that last night. A very sad and disturbing program that pulled no punch's, showing torn and mangled bodies. That men drowned in the mud and the conditions they suffered in the trenches yet were still prepared to go over the top without question was truly amazing. Listening to the words of those who signed up to fight in the trenches was heart rendering when you think that many of them saying how they had seen friends and comrades killed or blown to pieces alongside them.
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    We were totally absorbed by this astonishing programme. Those lives entered ours as though the years had fallen away. Each time artillery and limbers were featured, I looked for my dad and his mates (one of them was my schoolteacher) to no avail. Five of them volunteered from the shipyards; there should have been six but Tommy Hudson stayed at home after his mother's pleading - he was killed in the street by a shell from the German ships when they bombarded Hartlepool. All the rest made it home with various wounds - and piles from wet saddles.

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    Men driven by patriotic fervor and a fear of failing if they did not obey all the orders given.

    Brave men who considered their actions to be correct at that time.

    But men who returned as broken men, not just phyically but so many with mental issues.

    Men in conditions that no man had fought before, or since, trapped for weeks or even moths in trenches surrounded by an enemy they at times could not even see.

    Fighting for King and country with so many to make the ultimate sacrifice.

    Driven by officers and a system that did not understand such issues as battle shock or fatigue.
    Men whom we should always honor for their efforts to give us the freedom we now have.
    Happy daze John in Oz.

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