HerbertKitch12 wrote:Thanks for the link, will be watching that this evening.
I find it infuriating that there are hardly ever any documentaries about our colonial campaigns or documentaries about any of our wars these days bar the two world wars. The documentaries about Napoleon and Wellington recently whilst obviously not Victorian era were a breath of fresh air.
Perhaps I am biased but I think more about the British Empire and the Victorian era should be taught in schools, college and universities. And there should be plenty more documentaries and dramas made from this period rather than the endless line of docs about Tudor England. A lot of this stuff has relevance to what is happening in the world today and personally I find it disapointing that many are ignorant of this.
Sorry for the rant !
by media on these topics I well remember a documentary about 20 years ago on Rorkes Drift. The narrator had assembled some poor unfortunate descendants of participants in the battle who thought that they were just there to say that their own relatives should probably have received gallantry medals but their deeds had not been noted. The narrator however saw them as providing evidence for his contention that none of the VCs were worthy of being awarded especially those to Chard and Bromhead who were clearly typical incompetent degenerate members of the British upper class. This type of rubbish unfortunately indoctrinates members of the public who know no better. On my provider it was followed by another documentary promising great exposes on the War in North Africa. Here the thesis was that both both Rommel and Montgomery were unfeeling incompetents. Of the two Montgomery was the worst (he was after all British and this was British media) It was quite a trick for the show to finish without it explaining how the British won aaagh!
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