Sound and Film and a Combat Medic

| February 26, 2017

Best Achievement in Sound Mixing… …and the Oscar goes to…the team of Kevin O’Connell, Andy Wright, Robert Mackenzie and Peter Grace for their work on Hacksaw Ridge the story of American soldier and conscientious objector Desmond Doss. The story of Desmond Doss was a familiar one to me and the Mel Gibson film certainly did […]

Recognizing Bravery

| September 10, 2015

The Ordinary with the Extraordinary All nations have their awards and many of these symbols of valour (valor), honour (honor), bravery, and courage are well known. They take on many names such as the Victoria Cross, the Légion d’Honneur, Croix de Guerre, Ritterkreuz (Iron Cross), and the Medal of Honor. In earlier times, gallantry was […]

One day in Armentières

| November 6, 2012

Padre Railton’s Unknown Warrior During the Great War Padre David Railton M.C. found within a garden at Armentières, France a soldier’s grave with a wooden cross. Upon its horizontal beam the inscription “An Unknown British Soldier (of the Black Watch)”.  Railton was moved. His idea, that when this war…this war to end all wars…had ended […]