11th November, Forever

Wars persist.

While historians both professional or pundit will step forth and say this one or that one was or wasn’t necessary, there always seems to be another one. Among the volumes written either way there is one topic they all agree on.

People die in them.

 

 

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(WWI)

Commonweath WW2

(WWII)

Korea

(Korea)

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(Afghanistan)

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(Iraq)

And for those who are wont to bang a drum and spout Hate and Intolerance….

Are you ready to step up, take your place and suffer this in your ‘glorious’ย  cause?

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(German dead Stalingrad 1942)

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9 thoughts on “11th November, Forever

  1. Damn, Roger … I was already in tears, and this song … this song … ๐Ÿ˜ฅ
    Why is it that humans think it is “okay” to kill one another for such stupid things as the colour of one’s skin, or the way one believes? When will we ever learn? Methinks never. Sigh. ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ

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    • It is one of the most heart wrenching songs about war and the observations are so acute.
      As you will see from my reply to Simon I’ve said two pieces about war.
      I could write a very long post about War, why it happens, how it happens, and maybe how at our current stage it seems unavoidable.
      This I would challenge. All those leaders who are willing to send others off to war. Spend 48 hrs in the units where the wounded and dying are first brought in, on clean up duty.

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