Thursday, November 11, 2004
Talking of Remembrance Day, I have just heard author Jilly Cooper plugging her not-so-new book Animals in War on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme (which you can hear online here for the next seven days only - click on Thursday 08:22).
In all our commemoration and sorrow for dead soldiers, Cooper sobs, we have forgotten the death and suffering of the animals used in battle. A special mention was made of the brave glow worms used by British Army officers to illuminate maps in the dark.
So now we've reached what's important.