George Evans: World War II veteran explains why the cult of military triumphalism repulses him

George Evans settles into his chair by the fireplace, beneath the photographs of the Wrekin, the “little mountain” he climbed regularly until he was 89, and of him dancing with his late wife, Naomi, on their 60th wedding anniversary: “Well, not so much dancing as propping each other up”.

He may be 92 and, in his words, “ancient”, but the mischief has not gone from his eyes. “When you’re my age,” he says, “you can get away with anything.” But perhaps only up to a point.

And that point was possibly reached this week, when…

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