Thu Oct 01, 2009 2:36 pm
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Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:31 pm
It's obvious to all that you have a genuine interest in the Military - especially the individual soldier level - the experience, the raw courage, emotion, etc etc etc...
We read you've been to Vietnam, Bosnia and have friends who served in the Gulf...have you ever been to the battlefields of the Great War (1914-18) ?
These places are unique in their 'atmosphere' along with their stories...I've often pondered what your lyrics could do with such an experience. (combine that with Mark's artwork....wow).
Fancy going? let me know I'm a guide to the Somme and would consider it an honour to take you.
Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:49 pm
Moston wrote:Cheers Rainbow....
This brilliant image is a case in point - but my 'angle' is that the whole '14-18' experience throws up so much more I'd like to see Fish & Mark sink their teeth into...
Visits to the battlefields themselves - the personal stories - the 'silent cities' (Cemetery's) - the ditch, the hill, the trench...THAT's what I wonder if Fish has experienced.
Fish - if you haven't - GO (with me as your guide - a battlefield without a guide is just a 'field'! )
There are a number of 'Mr Dick' buried in France...
"...Jacobs Ladder....corner of some foreign field...." (Field of Crows) - Is this the Somme as there was a famous communication trench known as 'Jacob's Ladder' ?
Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:41 pm
Fish wrote:One of my greatest wishes is to take my Dad over to Flanders as we had family who served there.
My Grandad Wullie was in the RFC with his brother Johnny and the other brother was in the Gordon Highlanders.
My maternal Grandad , also Will, was in the Machine Gun Corp.
They all came back physically unscathed but there were others in my family that never came back.
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