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The end of World war 1 is to be celebrated this Sunday and there will be matching bands  and wreath laying all over the world.

Here are some pictures of a local artist work who has made these wire soldiers and each one is standing over a grave of a fallen soldier of both great wars

Very moving .

 

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"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; 
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. 
At the going down of the sun and in the morning 
We will remember them."

Lest we forget.

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To this day.... so tragic, all those young lives ended so soon. :sad:

Both of my grandfathers fought in WW1. My mother's father (a 35 year career army officer) in fact fought in BOTH world wars.

My father fought through the whole of WW2, as part of a 30 year RN career.

RIP all of those fallen heroes, to whom we owe so much. 

 

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1 hour ago, stevewool said:

Here are some pictures of a local artist work who has made these wire soldiers and each one is standing over a grave of a fallen soldier of both great wars

Very moving .

The Ghost like figures make the whole point  so significant, watching over lost comrades.

May they all Rest in Peace

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We lost 7 in WW1 , I'm counting my grandfathers brothers and his cousins

I had relatives in the British ,Canadian,US and New Zealand  armed forces

In WW2 we were more fortunate, no deaths 

If you ever have the opportunity,go to Flanders museum at the Menin gate in Belgium  ,there's a painting there by an Australian artist who served at the Ypres salient ,the painting is the most emotional piece of art that ì have ever seen

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The Liberty Memorial at the U.S. National WWI Museum in Kansas City, MO,  ready for the Centennial remembrance ceremony.

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In the Mania museum there is a lot of paintings and photos of "Manila burning" with the invasion of the Japan and the plunder and murder they committed while occupying the PI's. Worth seeing, very sad.

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Let's not forget the war that was known as "The war to end all wars."

My grandfather was an American doughboy during that war and he was lucky enough to return home... without that luck, I wouldn't be here basking in the tropical sun.

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9 hours ago, Foreigner said:

Let's not forget the war that was known as "The war to end all wars."

If only it had been true.  

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Even today,the farmers are still turning up shells and human remains 

I was at the Vimy ridge memorial and enquired about the red flags by the woodland,the young guide told me that ,beyond the flags there are two unexploded shells for every square yard ,some of them are gas shells 

The whole Belgian and French border area is littered with cemeteries 

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