Saturday, 10 January 2009

Mea Culpa, Mea Stupido

Yesterday, in reference to the film "Gallipoli," i misquoted, or malquoted, Eric Bogle. I wrote that "And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda" (which was about Gallipoli) included the line "a whole generation that was butchered and damned."

Wrong again. That line comes from his song "No Man's Land." Which was about the war in France.

Still, and yet, at Gallipoli a whole generation was butchered. But i forgot rule #1 of research: verify your assumptions

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