TV Review

The Gospel according to Gerry Adams

27th February, 2010

How slowly they forget. When I was a kid, the British, the Germans, the Americans and the Japanese were eternally fighting World War II in comic books and on the screen. Even the sounds of war were ethnically differentiated. In US comics, the American machine guns went ‘brat-a-tat-tat’, while the Japanese went ‘budda-budda-budda’.

A quarter of a century after they signed the treaties that ended that conflict, war films yawed between...

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