Doctor Who: We Will Remember Them

DOCTOR Who fans are still busy on web forums talking about last Saturday’s stunning episode.
The Family of Blood was the conclusion of a two-part story, written by Paul Cornell.
Set in the England of 1913, it was heavy with foreboding for the First World War to come a year later.
Some believe it was the best episode of the time travel series ever screened.
And many have reported they were in tears at the unexpected conclusion, depicting a modern day service of remembrance for those who died in the war.
It saw the poppy-wearing Doctor and Martha standing in the distance to pay their respects to a now aged veteran Tim Latimer.

He was the young schoolboy (pictured), played by Thomas Sangster, featured in the main story – still holding the Doctor’s pocket watch in 2007.
Writer Paul gave younger viewers a short history lesson, so they might understand the previous scene of Tim in the muddy and bloody trenches.
“In June 1914, an Archduke of Austria was shot by a Serbian.
“And this then led through nations having treaties with nations, like a line of dominoes falling.
“Some boys from England walking together in France, on a terrible day…”
And the final lines of this outstanding drama?
“They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old.
“Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
“At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them.”

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