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frank lee bent wrote:I don't know if any of you are watching the military drills associated with HM birthday.
Remarkable pageant of historic uniforms.
I doubt many of us will see an equal spectacle again.
Thankfully! What a bunch of pompous nonsense. What a waste of time, resources & money.
Maybe use all that for a more worthwhile endeavor? Maybe feed a few? Build a shelter? Clean an area?
Her Majesty. What has she ever done but live a life of indulgence? Yes spectacle is the word.
the historical aspects that stretch back to the hollow square of roman legions in the stylized drill are noteworthy in and of themselves.
there are far more extravagant wastes on a daily basis in many countries.
I am not holding this event up as a proponent of the institution of british monarchy.
it is well worth a look though, to any student of military history and empire.
kind of a jarring note to see them in the antique uniforms with modern carbines at the present arms command.