Thursday, January 31, 2008


Today is Thursday, 31 January 2008.

O, those long ago poisonous days of The Cold War, when all was literally and metaphorically US and THEM, and we basked in the sunlight of Empire.

Comes the news of the death at 92 of Bertram Arthur "Jimmy" James, Flight Lieutenant RAF, an inspiration for the film The Great Escape, former concentration camp inmate:

Herewith, the music by the great Elmer Bernstein:

Also, and that's a viciously ironic "also", all Native Americans were ordered to move onto concentration reservations on this date in 1876.


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