Remember Them….

It’s the 11th Hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the 11th year.

A special moment in time and history. Lets all remember those on all sides who have lost loved ones in War and conflict.

The following photographs were taken during my Tour of the First World War Battlefields in September 2010. One of the most sobering weeks of my life seeing loss of life on such an incomprehensible scale.

Photographs show memorials to British, Irish, German, Canadian, American, Austrian, French soldiers. And as the headstone says, Sacrificed to the fallacy that War can end War.

Flanders Poppy

True words on a grave of an Irish soldier bearing my family name and he even shared my birthday. He is however no relation. It was a special moment finding and reading this.

The Ulster Tower

German Memorial

Irish Peace Tower

The Somme where the 36th Ulster Division suffered heavy losses Let us remember them.

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3 comments on “Remember Them….

  1. 9 million lives lost …………….. we have to ask why ? ……. how many of those, on either side, whose decisions led to war, perished ? not many would be my guess !

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  2. Thanks for posting this reminder to all, and for including that ALL nations involved have lost lives to a futile war. How lucky are we to have never had to face war in our lifetimes.

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