You could listen again to what Today had to say. The Guardian marks the anniversary of the start of the Third Ypres campaign. Not the battle of Passchendaele. And with a selection of 14 images, 7 of which you’ve seen before. That must have been difficult reporting, what with the emailing the Imperial War Museum for the most hackneyed images in their archive and all. Still, probably better than the BBC’s effort to replicate the success of last year’s Somme messageboard on the Today website. 3 responses? Looks like a year after the Diana-isation of the Somme, nobody’s actually that bothered. Still, interesting to compare the remembrance of the battle over twenty years, particularly with this BBC account from 1987.
I died in hell, they called it the quarter to eight news.