According to BBC “South Today” news,
”We’re at (wherever it is), where 19 men died during the First World War.”
I suspect that they actually died in France, Belgium, Gallopoli or Arabia, but came from and are remembered in the Wiltshire village.
Come on BBC! Think before you talk.
2 thoughts on “Fake News, or simply bad reporting?”
I was amused to hear Otis Williams on Radio 4 this morning call the ’60s “The most Turbulent Decade of the 20th Century”. That puts World Wars One and Two in their place then! God bless the BBC for putting us straight :O)
My formative years (age 6-16) were in the 196s.
I don’t recall undue turbulence, particularly compared with the ‘10s or the ‘40s.
But I do recall rewording a popular song of the time:
“if you’re going to Detroit City
Be sure to wear some camo’ in your helmet”
This was the first display of public protest that I was ever aware of, the National Guard being deployed to quell the riots. I don’t actually know what the protest was about.
I was also somewhat worried when at theage of 14, staying with a French family in 1968 on a school exchange visit, the TV news showed Russian tanks rolling into Czechoslovakia. I had no idea what was happening, but I knew that I was far from home and thought I might be lost in WWIII.