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Man in a white suit.

Posted: 10 Jan 2019, 8:56am
by Tangled Metal
After reporting on 18 wars without serious harm he gets taken out by luggage at an airport.

I hope he's getting over it, his accident. That's Martin Bell OBE I'm referring to.

https://amp.theguardian.com/society/2019/jan/09/ex-bbc-war-reporter-martin-bell-praises-surgeons-rebuilt-face

Re: Man in a white suit.

Posted: 10 Jan 2019, 9:00am
by Mick F
Just heard an interview with him on R4.





He should have been wearing a helmet. :wink:

Re: Man in a white suit.

Posted: 10 Jan 2019, 9:15am
by pwa
He's old. And sadly that does mean that he is now more likely to have falls that result in broken bones. When he was younger he might have avoided the fall altogether. If he had tripped, as a younger person he would have been quicker to react and fall in a more harmless way. And even if he had hit the ground his bones would have been stronger. It's a bummer getting old.

Re: Man in a white suit.

Posted: 10 Jan 2019, 11:08am
by Mick F
A lady of advancing years (whom we've known for yonks) said to me once, "Old age isn't for wimps."

Very true, I reckon.

Re: Man in a white suit.

Posted: 10 Jan 2019, 11:32am
by brynpoeth
Perhaps he should go back into politricks

Re: Man in a white suit.

Posted: 10 Jan 2019, 11:42am
by mercalia
there was me thinking this was going to be a chat about the film of that name with Alex Guiness in it

Re: Man in a white suit.

Posted: 13 Jan 2019, 9:44pm
by mumbojumbo
Hi
That was a great film- in the 1950s many films portrayed unions in a negative light eg the one based in Clydesise namely "I am alright Jock" .