Another monument had already been erected at the approximate spot where his father fell.After many years of not knowing the details of what happened on that fateful day, Waters was finally able to get some closure after 93-year-old Fusilier and Anzio veteran Harry Schindler uncovered precise details of the time and place of Waters' father's death.It may take up to a minute or two for the message to arrive.
Both of them were present at the unveiling of the memorial.
Waters has indicated that his father was originally a conscientious objector during the outbreak of World War II.
The song sets up the story premise for The Wall movie, set over footage recreating the British contribution to Operation Shingle, the Anzio Campaign, where American and British troops of the U. VI Corps landed on the beaches near Anzio, Italy, with the goal of liberating Rome from German control.
These forces included Z Company of the 8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment), in which Waters' father Eric served.
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is not responsible for the content of the pages to which it links.Your BBOS smartphone must be turned on and have network connectivity to receive the message.The song was written at the same time as The Wall, hence its copyright date of 1979, and was originally intended to be part of that album, but was rejected by the other members of the band on the grounds that it was too personal.He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Royal Fusiliers, which is how he ended up here 70 years ago.He believed he was involved in a necessary fight against the Nazis, and for that he paid the ultimate price." The song made its first CD appearance on a promotional disc in conjunction with Roger Waters' 1990 live performance of The Wall at Potsdamer Platz in Berlin.The next time the song appeared was on the 2004 re-released, remastered version of The Final Cut, where it was placed between "One of the Few" and "The Hero's Return", this time an edited version of .