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#1 David Birchall

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 03:16

I think the followers of this forum will excuse me for posting something that has nothing to do with racing and everything to do with Nostalgia. Every Christmas Eve in Canada for over thirty years the country comes to a standstill to listen to Alan Maitland read "The Shepherd" by Frederick Forsyth. I thought I would share it with you:

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=j2_bLEqmBi0
 


Edited by David Birchall, 24 December 2013 - 18:24.


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#2 Emery0323

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 04:55

I think the followers of this forum will excuse me for posting something that has nothing to do with racing and everything to do with Nostalgia. Every Christmas Eve in Canada for over thirty years the country comes to a standstill to listen to Alan Maitland read "The Shepard" by Frederick Forsyth. I thought I would share it with you:



Thank you for posting this link!

Being from the US, I first heard this story only a few years ago on the CBC while on a long-distance drive to be with the family on Christmas Eve.
It is unusual in the way it is both chilling and moving at the same time, and it really stuck in my mind.

Making the same drive tonight, I was disappointed that I missed it, but here is a link to hear it! Thanks again.

#3 David McKinney

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 11:31

Never heard it before, but a good use of half an hour on Christmas morning :)
Thanks for posting the link :up:

#4 D-Type

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:39

Thanks for posting it. :up:
I listened to it a day late - last thing on Christmas Day, unwinding before bed.



#5 RonPohl

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 04:55

Wonderful. Thank you David.

#6 RonPohl

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 04:55

Wonderful. Thank you David.

#7 275 GTB-4

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:32

A lovely Christmas piece :up:

#8 DJH

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 11:07

Thanks for posting the link, entertaining yarn and very nice to listen to the reader.

#9 David Birchall

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 18:24

I thought we might as well make this a Tradition!



#10 PCC

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 21:13

I thought we might as well make this a Tradition!

Wonderful idea, thank you David!



#11 Snakedriver

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 23:52

Wonderful,

 

Played it for my crew.  Im a helicopter EMS pilot pulling duty with 3 others.  My Co-pilot and I are both retired military officers.  Our hanger is co-located at a small Navy ramp at an airport along the coast...Just to paint the picture... :)

 

Leo