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Remembrance Sunday

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2014/11/09 22:39:16 (permalink)

Remembrance Sunday

Having never really thought much about WW1 in the past I have done some research on it recently, after seeing the amazing poppy tribute in London.

You can not comprehend the conditions they had to live and die in. All 888246 of them, to put it in perspective that was on average 11000 people a day. 60000 people died during the Battle of the Somme. Soldiers as young as 13 were known to be on the front line.

If you haven't given it much thought today maybe just take a couple of minutes to pay your respects and think about what they had to go through.
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    Re: Remembrance Sunday 2014/11/09 22:43:57 (permalink)
    Horrendous. Utterly unimaginable for anyone who has not been through it. I got talking to an old soldier today who is scarred for life by his experiences of war. He will never wear his medals and will never wear a poppy. Not because he's against it but because it gives him flashbacks and reminds him of the horrors that he witnessed.
     
    He is clearly suffering from PTSD even now all these years later, but he says in those days such things were not recognised. You were just supposed to get on with it. I find war despicable but those brave soldiers who are sent into the unknown have my total respect.
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    Re: Remembrance Sunday 2014/11/09 22:47:53 (permalink)
    my brother's in the air training corp and was marching today. i was talking to him on the way home and was discussing how 100 years ago, both of us would have been either on our way to or already at the western front - probably dead.
     
    it's scary to think about it. especially seeing as he's 16 - he can barely get himself to school, never mind survive in a ****ty trench in france.
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    Re: Remembrance Sunday 2014/11/09 22:52:50 (permalink)
    Never Forget. 



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    Re: Remembrance Sunday 2014/11/09 23:41:06 (permalink)
    Well said 😔

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    Re: Remembrance Sunday 2014/11/10 07:55:57 (permalink)
    They shut the high street today in the town where I live to let the cadets, war veterans, nurses, etc walk through and place wreaths at the local monument. Because of this the traffic was pretty bad. What saddened me was the amount of people who were giving abuse to the kid holding a 'stop' sign, and even trying to edge past and onto the high street. If you think about it it's only 15-20 minutes out of their day; a day when so many men, women, and children gave their lives. It's sad that people have forgotten
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    Re: Remembrance Sunday 2014/11/10 10:16:07 (permalink)
    Im glad to see now that they are getting our recent troops involved more as well. I know its tough to do with such a poignant occasion but I would love to see it be less sombre/depressing. 
     
    I was in Manchester and there were loads of people stopped for the cadets and soldiers was very nice. As above you just can't fathom the conditions that these poor chaps endured. It just makes the mind boggle. Guns are your back guns in front whole towns losing populations etc tragic waste of life. 

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    Re: Remembrance Sunday 2014/11/10 12:58:36 (permalink)
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    They shut the high street today in the town where I live to let the cadets, war veterans, nurses, etc walk through and place wreaths at the local monument. Because of this the traffic was pretty bad. What saddened me was the amount of people who were giving abuse to the kid holding a 'stop' sign, and even trying to edge past and onto the high street. If you think about it it's only 15-20 minutes out of their day; a day when so many men, women, and children gave their lives. It's sad that people have forgotten



    Line the c**ts up so I can bitch slap them. Where I was the police did it. I attended my first service and it was a great crowd. Rained the whole time and every bugger got soaked but it was nothing to the service of the soldiers back then. I had more tingles as people arrived and marched past than I did during the actual service.

     
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