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Niegan documental a un héroe británico

Notapor Roger el Jue Ago 09, 2007 11:58 pm

No sabemos ya dónde irán a parar los sentimientos antimilitares de algunos sectores de la sociedad, ahora la BBC ha cancelado un programa con la vida de un soldado oriundo de la isla de Granada que ha sido condecorado con la Victoria Cross, la más alta condecoración británica, que no se otorgaba desde la Guerra de las Malvinas y no desde 1965 no se otorgaba a nadie que hubiera sobrevivido al combate


Johnson Gideon Beharry, conductor de un Warrior, salvó en dos ocasiones a miembros de su tripulación y otros soldados, de emboscadas con fuego intenso de RPG y armas ligeras, en mayo y junio del 2004, siendo alcanzado su vehí­culo múltiples veces y acabando herido en ambas ocasiones

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jh ... raq308.xml
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson_Beharry
http://www.guardian.co.uk/military/stor ... 75,00.html
http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/europe/03 ... cnn_latest


"For the BBC, however, his story is "too positive" about the conflict.
The corporation has cancelled the commission for a 90-minute drama about Britain's youngest surviving Victoria Cross hero because it feared it would alienate members of the audience opposed to the war in Iraq.
The BBC's retreat from the project, which had the working title Victoria Cross, has sparked accusations of cowardice and will reignite the debate about the broadcaster's alleged lack of patriotism" :x :x


un resumen de los hechos:

"His company, the citation says, had been ordered to extract a foot patrol pinned down by small arms and heavy machine-gun fire and an attack by an improvised explosive device and RPGs.

As they passed a roundabout on their way to the pinned-down patrol, his platoon noticed that the road ahead was empty of civilians and traffic, an indicator of a potential ambush. The platoon commander ordered the vehicle to halt so that he could assess the situation. The vehicle was then hit by RPGs.

The citation continues: "As a result of this ferocious initial volley of fire, both the platoon commander and the vehicle's gunner were incapacitated by concussion and other wounds, and a number of the soldiers in the rear of the vehicle were also wounded."

Pte Beharry had no means of communication with the turret crew or any of the other Warriors around him. He did not know if his commander or crew were still alive or how serious their injuries were.

"On his own initiative, he closed his driver's hatch and moved forward through the ambush position to try to establish some form of communications, halting just short of a barricade across the road."

The Warrior was hit again by RPGs. It caught fire and filled with thick, noxious smoke.

Pte Beharry, continues the citation, "assessed that his best course of action to save the lives of his crew was to push through, out of the ambush. He drove his Warrior directly through the barricade, not knowing if there were mines or improvised explosive devices placed there to destroy his vehicle. By doing this he was able to lead the remaining five Warriors behind him towards safety."

Another RPG hit the Warrior. "The flames and force of the blast passed directly over him, down the driver's tunnel, further wounding the semi-conscious gunner in the turret."

Pte Beharry was "forced to drive the vehicle along the rest of the ambushed route, some 1,500 metres, with his hatch opened up and his head exposed to enemy fire, all the time with no communications with any other vehicle."

A 7.62mm bullet penetrated his helmet and remained lodged on its inner surface.Pte Beharry then climbed on to the turret of the burning vehicle and, "seemingly oblivious to the incoming enemy small arms fire, manhandled his wounded platoon commander out of the turret, off the vehicle and to the safety of a nearby Warrior".

Remounting his burning vehicle for the third time, he drove it through "a complex chicane and into the security of the defended perimeter of the outpost, thus denying it to the enemy". Once inside, he collapsed from physical and mental exhaustion.

A few weeks later, on June 11, another Warrior convoy he was leading was ambushed. A grenade detonated six inches from his head.
With the blood from his head injury obscuring his vision, Beharry managed to continue to control his vehicle and forcefully reversed the Warrior out of the ambush," says the citation. He then collapsed, unconscious"


Y tan tranquilo dice que sólo cumplí­a con su deber :roll: :roll:
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Notapor Darz Mol el Sab Ago 11, 2007 9:37 pm

No creo que sea cuestión de antimilitarismo, sino más bien una cuestión de imagen. Igualmente, este es un hecho que no sucede cada dí­a, y por lo tanto sí­ deberí­a emitirse el documental.
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Notapor Roger el Sab Ago 11, 2007 10:22 pm

Igual es que es de mayor interés las andanzas del novio drogadicto de la Kate Moss :evil: , será que en la sociedad actual no entran ya valores como el honor, sacrificio y lealtad :cry:


al menos se hizo un documental que podemos ver con el propósito de conmemorar el 150º aniversario de de esta medalla en el 2006

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LufdzZIPPHQ


Encima ahora parece que otros héroes han tenido problemas con el Gobierno inglés como los ex soldados gurkhas que no obtienen visado de entrada en UK

http://www.vchero.co.uk/pb/wp_a046d182/ ... 8399665737

él al final lo ha conseguido

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvjc2F7ASGQ

pero hay otros ex soldados esperando el permiso para vivir en Inglaterra
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Notapor Roger el Sab Ago 11, 2007 10:32 pm

mirando estos videos por youtube también tenemos a otro soldado galardonado con la Victoria Cross y que ha vivido para contarlo

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Apiata

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRF1qHHxvVQ

"member of the Special Air Service of New Zealand and the first recipient of the Victoria Cross for New Zealand. He is also the first New Zealander to be awarded a Victoria Cross since 1943. He received the award on July 2, 2007 for bravery under fire during the Afghanistan conflict in 2004, after carrying a wounded compatriot across a battlefield to receive medical treatment"

en un ataque contra su posición, cargó un compañero herido por 70 metros de terreno despejado y rocoso para que no muriera desangrado por una herida en una arteria de la pierna
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Notapor antirojo el Lun Sep 10, 2007 4:38 pm

¿ sera un tema de racismo o no ?
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