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Monday, September 12, 2016
England, is there anywhere better?
England! If you say it enough times is there anywhere better? England, England, oh England how it rolls off the tongue and sweetens the smile. Other countries' names try as they might can never have the same effect. It would be puerile to name them, or even hint at who they might be, but they would mostly be drawn from that sad lot of non-cricketing nations. Now is the time to brighten the smile and put the glint into the eye and say...
Take any War Picture Library, Battle Picture Library or Commando comic and you will always find those famous last words “arrgghhhhh” or even “donner und blitzen”.
Cowards try to prove themselves or officers interfere by trying to run battles “by the book”. The enemy is treacherous. Mysterious locations hold significant secrets. Sometimes a simple gun is the focal point of a unique karmic destiny.
There are those who are lost or left behind enemy lines where they invariably make a discovery – a hidden base, a wonder weapon or a traitor. The host of intangible struggles are often more significant such as the dark secret, the family shame, the family curse or the stigma of not being like the other chaps.
Strangely enough for stories about war and battle the killed the dead and the dying are usually absent.
There's a lot to like (and make fun of) among the dramatic titles, fantastic artwork, impossible stories, daring heroes, nasty bad guys, body building and not quite diamond rings advertisements.