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14 November 2008


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Not Forgotten – the men who wouldn’t fight
  • Presented by Ian Hislop
  • Channel 4, 10 November

  • That Private Eye editor gets everywhere
  • He often seeks to give voice to the unorthodox and the rebel
  • In a week awash with tributes to the dead of war, Ian Hislop reminded viewers of those unsung men whose stories Quakers know – the men who said no to killing

  • Ian Hislop’s first call was on Susan V Hartshorne, whose father Cedric Vipont Brown joined the Friends Ambulance Unit in the first world war
  • Susan showed a picture of him with other young men at an FAU training camp – ‘no different from any other gang of young men’, she said
  • Cedric was gassed during duty and in his diary he wrote of the sights he would never forget
  • Hislop asked about bravery
  • ‘I thought he was a very brave man, but I would say that, wouldn’t I’, Susan admitted modestly

  • Judy Kirby

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