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'For he who sheds his blood with me today shall be my brother' (Janner)
I'll have to start earlier next league’ (Sgt.Looney)

Author Topic: ROUND 10 'For he who sheds his blood' vs I'll have to start earlier next league  (Read 11989 times)

Online Captain Blood

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Offline Pil

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Nice work both! I really like the banners though I don't get the reference (if there is any). The Blood Angels are nice too, but of course the wrong colour to compete as an entry based on the movie "Ultramarines" ;) Good job to you both!
Let me hear the battle cry
Calling on the wind
Let me see the banners fly
Before the storm begins

Online Captain Blood

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Nice work both! I really like the banners though I don't get the reference (if there is any).

It's Shakespeare - Henry V. Henry rousing the English army before the Battle of Agincourt - rather famous movie versions with both Sir Laurence Olivier and Kenneth Branagh...
But it's probably more of an English fixation  ;)

Offline Pil

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Ah yes, I borrowed that movie from Raz once, it was good but I don't remember it in such detail 8)

Offline janner

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Nice work both! I really like the banners though I don't get the reference (if there is any).

Sorry, I thought that a certain US mini series may have caused confusion if I'd used the better recognised 'band of brothers' part of the quote  o_o

Here's part of Shakespear's text and link to the scene in question:

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This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by, 
   
From this day to the ending of the world, 
   
But we in it shall be remembered- 
   
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; 
   
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me 
   
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile, 
   
This day shall gentle his condition; 
   
And gentlemen in England now-a-bed 
   
Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here, 
   
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks 
   
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDZVxbrW7Ow

Not a exact replication, but I hope my effort gets the feel of the scene  :)

Offline Pil

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Thanks for the elaborate explanation! As I already said I like the banners but now I see your work on Henry V is very nice as well 8)

Offline Parriah

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Where were you on St. Crispin's day?
I WAS THERE!
Quality has a quantity of its own
FIAWOL!
Br549

Offline Mr.Dodo

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As was Erpingham- nice banner!

Offline Parriah

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Ain't Brannagh(sp?) the BEST Shakespearian ever?
I  (IMHO) think his Henry V, Hamlet and As you Like it are the best ever done. (on film anyway.)

Has anybody over there been to the new Globe yet?

Offline Paddy649

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If "Band of Brothers" was misinterpreted as a WW2 reference then I'd be amused to know what would have been expected if the entry was called "We Happy Few?"

Parriah - There are many who would swear blind that Laurence Oliver is still the best Henry V - but I too like the whole Ken Brannagh film - especially the music.  If you havn't seen his 'Much ado about Nothing' on DVD then that is worth a view - for a young Kate Beckinsale if nothing else.  The new Globe is most impressive and highly recommended if you are ever in London.

Offline Parriah

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Much ado is one of my favs, IDK why I forgot to mention it. Yeah, Kiss ME kate! :-*

 

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