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    World War II's surviving Doolittle Raiders make final toast | Fox News

    Powerful and moving to know we have journeyed that far from their time. All 4 will be gone soon, RIP to one and all who fought in WWII.

  • #2
    I'm reminded of this.

    He that shall live this day, and see old age,
    Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
    And say “To-morrow is Saint Crispian.”
    Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars,
    And say “These wounds I had on Crispian’s day.”
    Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot,
    But he’ll remember, with advantages,
    What feats he did that day. Then shall our names,
    Familiar in his mouth as household words-
    Harry the King, Bedford and Exeter,
    Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester-
    Be in their flowing cups freshly rememb’red.
    This story shall the good man teach his son;
    And Crispin Crispian shall ne’er go by,
    From this day to the ending of the world,
    But we in it shall be remembered-
    We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
    For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
    Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
    This day shall gentle his condition;
    And gentlemen in England now-a-bed
    Shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here,
    And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
    That fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day.


    • #3
      The Life of King Henry the Fifth : Act 4 : Scene Three : The English camp

      Trying to motivate heavily outnumbered troops for the battle of Agincourt.

      The fewer men, the greater share of honour...
      Last edited by Double Edge; 26 Nov 13,, 16:09.