Forgive me for starting another thread on the VJ Day Commemorations but I am talking about today's coverage and respect for those who were involved not the rights or wrongs of the war. Another thread covers those aspects.
I watched all day and I thought it was handled very well and the the t.v stations that aired today's events covered it perfectly.
I don't have a particular like nor dislike for Richard Bacon but I thought he interviewed with great respect and I noticed his personal hand on the shoulder of those individuals who served in WW11 in a gesture which said thank you, respect to you. Respect from one generation to another.
I was surprised at the feelings that just swept over me when Charles Dance read Kipling's Mandalay. Why I don't know, I can't rationalise why that was a particular moment of such emotion. Did it affect anybody else that way.
I hope they no longer feel like the 'Forgotten Army'