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The Village anyone?

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PenelopePisstop Sun 31-Mar-13 21:01:27

Just starting, I'm looking forward to this.

caroldecker Mon 06-May-13 16:33:10

Think he was remembering restoring the memorial, not removing it

smokinaces Mon 06-May-13 16:48:44

Joe told Martha that Paul had shrapnel to the throat and it opened up and he choked on his own blood in a horrible way from memory.

I too got confused as the film at the beginning was 70/80s and did say about removal.

Moln Mon 06-May-13 17:07:37

the big at the beginning was definitely about taking the memorial down

Moln Mon 06-May-13 17:10:29

my grandfather was a 'conchie' (he was a quaker) I don't recall him saying anything about after tge war, I know that his house got taken from him and he was sent to work the land, during which they lived in a tent for a good bit, during the war.

AllOverIt Mon 06-May-13 18:40:25

It's the reason they stopped pals battalions. They realised that if an offensive went badly, and you kept all local men together, you could wipe out all the men from one village. the 1 in 5 statistic was across the whole country across the whole war. There were villages who were decimated by the war, depending on the number enlisting at the start of the war when they had pals battalions.

thenightsky Mon 06-May-13 19:06:24

Both my great aunts were life long spinsters after losing their fiances in that War.

gazzalw Mon 06-May-13 20:55:05

TBQH I thought it was a lot less gloomy (the Spanish influenza outbreak aside sad) than the other episodes and there seemed to be a wind of change afoot in the Village.

It has left me looking forward to the next series - it can't come soon enough for me!

MarthasHarbour Tue 07-May-13 12:51:06

thanks for that smokin sad i remember it being really grim

also thanks for the clarification re the memorial. i am going to watch it back tonight but i remember him saying that it was too dangerous for unskilled men to do but he said that it was their memorial so they should do it sad

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