At this time I always turn to Wilfred Owen's poem which reflects the true horror of war: poetryfoundation.org/poems/4… "My friend, you would not tell with such high zest To children ardent for some desperate glory, The old Lie: Dulce et decorum est Pro patria mori." #LestWeForget

4:21 PM · Nov 11, 2021

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The perfect anti-war poem
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“What passing bells for those who die as cattle ?”
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Thanks for this Naomi. 'What passing Bell's for these who die like cattle'. Lest we forget all those young lives wasted.
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Old soldiers never die, just young ones
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There are times when decisions must be taken, for the greater good, but it has always struck me that the first waves onto the Normandy beaches had never done a landing before. If they’d used veterans of other campaigns, they feared they wouldn’t have got off the landing craft.
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Facts tell the story best. 9.7million military deaths. 10 million innocent civilian deaths. Men, women, children the aged. Not including injuries, amputees, traumatised for life, PTSD and post conflict suicides. Beyond madness.
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'The pity of war, the pity war distilled'
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Thank you Naomi. Today I listened to some of my favourite anti-war songs 'Green Fields of France', The Band Played Waltzing Matilda', 'From a Distance' and thinking about the Belfast Blitz in Thorndyke Street where my father lived during that time.
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