Man in a white suit.

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Man in a white suit.

Postby Tangled Metal » 10 Jan 2019, 8:56am

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

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Mick F
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Re: Man in a white suit.

Postby Mick F » 10 Jan 2019, 9:00am

Just heard an interview with him on R4.





He should have been wearing a helmet. :wink:
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Re: Man in a white suit.

Postby pwa » 10 Jan 2019, 9:15am

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.

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Re: Man in a white suit.

Postby Mick F » 10 Jan 2019, 11:08am

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.
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Re: Man in a white suit.

Postby brynpoeth » 10 Jan 2019, 11:32am

Perhaps he should go back into politricks
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Re: Man in a white suit.

Postby mercalia » 10 Jan 2019, 11:42am

there was me thinking this was going to be a chat about the film of that name with Alex Guiness in it

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Re: Man in a white suit.

Postby mumbojumbo » 13 Jan 2019, 9:44pm

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" .