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 Post subject: Ghost Tommies
PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2016 1:35 pm 
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36682140

Anyone seen any of these groups?

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 Post subject: Re: Ghost Tommies
PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2016 3:18 pm 
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Great work.


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 Post subject: Re: Ghost Tommies
PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2016 3:40 pm 
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'Living History' at its most effective.


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 Post subject: Re: Ghost Tommies
PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2016 4:44 pm 
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Some powerful images, hopefully there were no public outcries over the perceived offence or distress caused or whatever else....
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Hopefully Reuters do not mind me borrowing their picture either...

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 Post subject: Re: Ghost Tommies
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A very poignant 'display', and something that will stay with people long after the message on a poster etc has been forgotten. Brilliant idea! :good:


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 Post subject: Re: Ghost Tommies
PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 2:09 am 
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It's a pity that they were not allowed deactivated SMLEs to make it look more realistic.
The problem being that they would probably caused panic in, and 'Offence' to the
general public.

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 Post subject: Re: Ghost Tommies
PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:32 am 
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Fair point Robert but the fact it was done at all is a good fist step! Hopefully the message will get through to the snowflakes as this stuff is not being taught in schools. It should be mandatory reading!

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 Post subject: Re: Ghost Tommies
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I did when they went through Liverpool Street. It's a pity that they were not allowed deactivated SMLEs , indeed , that is the one thing that came to my mind when I saw them

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 Post subject: Re: Ghost Tommies
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I actually think they made the right call...... to stand there with butchered, "deactivated" SMLE's would be more of an Insult to the "War heroes" I descend from, than not having any rifles at all.


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 Post subject: Re: Ghost Tommies
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HH1 wrote:
I actually think they made the right call...... to stand there with butchered, "deactivated" SMLE's would be more of an Insult to the "War heroes" I descend from, than not having any rifles at all.


Denix replica SMLE's would have been a better call......


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