Wootton Bassett – The Town That Remembers

The film took a year to make and features interviews with those in the town who made the simple act of paying their respects as hearses drove by, into a focal point for the nation to honour Britain’s fallen troops.

Focussing on one day, one dead soldier’s return, the film “Wootton Bassett – the town that remembers” charts how local people, and later visitors from far and wide have kept a simple tribute going, which has magnified its symbolism.

The documentary shows from many angles how and why folk turn out for the repatriation of Ranger Aaron McCormick, 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment. He was aged 22 when he was killed in an explosion in Nad e Ali last remembrance Sunday (14th Nov 2010).

Lesley & Margaret McCormick pay there deepest thanks to those who came to that day and every other repatriation: ”you can literally feel the respect in the air so you can from the people. Aaron would have wanted to talk to every single one of them to thank him for being there.”

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  1. I agree with some people here. I really don’t care about one guy who was KIA some 10.000 freakin’ miles from his home. He was payed to kill, he went there to kill, not to eat popcorns and play video games. Live by the sword, die by the sword. True heroes are all people and nations who were attacked by USA or NATO in the last 50 years, not USA or NATO soldiers. There’s no empathy for someone who was paying his bills by killing.

  2. I miss some important points on this: “Why did they have to go into war, at what cost to society and do people agree really with the government sending its men to foreign places abroad to fight a spectre?” Without these questions asked the whole documentary easily drifts into becoming propaganda; at least in my point of view. Respect the fallen may be a good cause, but preventing others from getting killed in such wars is most honorable.   

  3. As honourable as it is for the residents and the like to respect their fallen countrymen and while having an understanding of the rationale behind this production, let us not forget that these young men are not defending their country’s borders as in past wars, but are being sent to far away lands to fight a pointless war for fat old politicians. And in an equal act of rememberance, let us not forget those loved ones and families in Afghanistan who have lost their sons in battle and their families as innocent ‘casualties of war’ while protecting their country, civil pride and families from invading forces arriving on their doorsteps armed to the teeth with one intent. To kill

  4. You have no soul my friend.

  5. You have no soul my friend.

  6. Why mourn for those who kill for the Freemasons and the Zionists who are killing our countries?

  7. Why mourn for those who kill for the Freemasons and the Zionists who are killing our countries?