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November 11, 2008

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Wild Rose

Words cannot express the sadness felt by those families who lost loved ones. This is such a moving and beautiful post.

Marie x

Ali

A beautiful post. Thanks.

The Bead Dreamer

How very strong and thought provoking was this post. Each life matters and when I look at how so very young they all are that are sent off to war, I can only shudder and shake. Your post is so very eloquent and profound.

Andrea

My Great Uncle was 19 when he fought in France and after he died in his late eighties we found letters and a small diary. The writing is not easy to read but my Mum sat and wrote as much as she could. Ihave then used this for school assemblies. It is astonishing how young these lads were and the conditions and pain they suffered. My Uncle was injured and was dischrged from the army, he was left with a permanant limp. he was one of the lucky ones! Whether is affected him or not I do not know as I was very young when he was still alive he never showed it if it did.
Very touching post.

Lace hearts

What a beautiful post. It's all so sad, realizing just how young they all were.

dottycookie

Your beautiful post sums it up perfectly. Thank you.

maria

It's all so sad. My Grandmother's brother was killed in the first world war as a very young man in France. He had been delivering mail or messages, not sure which, on a motorbike and was advised to stay overnight before returning to his base as it was late, but the tent he was in was bombed and he was killed. He is in a war grave in Hazebrooke, France and we are planning to visit the grave next year as nobody from the family has ever been. His parents also lost a son in the second world war in a Japanese POW camp. It is unimagineable what these normal people from a small seaside town in Norfolk must have suffered.

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