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    Not Connard Sage
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    I don’t watch much telly, but I just watched a programme on BBC 4 about the death of the boxer Freddie Mills. It was followed by this, so I carried on watching:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b088sznj

    Oh dear, it encapsulates everything that is shite about military history on TV. Full of bombast, hyperbole and jingoism. And glaring inaccuracies…

     

     

     

    "I go online sometimes, but everyone's spelling is really bad. It's... depressing."

    #96116
    Darkest Star Games
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    BBC4 isn’t the only channel guilty of this sort of tripe.  It’s almost as though they think most of the audience are idiots with no understanding of history nor mechanics and are only capable of sitting through 5 minutes at a stretch.  (I’m not saying they’re not, just that it’s obvious that they think so!)

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #96118
    Not Connard Sage
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    BBC4 isn’t the only channel guilty of this sort of tripe.

    Oh I know that, but this tripe happens to be on BBC 4. It’s droning on about the Siege of Sydney Street now. Feck knows why, I lost interest.

     

    "I go online sometimes, but everyone's spelling is really bad. It's... depressing."

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    Katie L
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    Yeah, but it’s three hours of the lovely Dr W…

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