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Ghosts of the Somme
« on: July 01, 2016, 05:25:43 PM »
Great commemoration today
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Re: Ghosts of the Somme
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2016, 05:28:46 PM »
Well done !

Never forget.


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Re: Ghosts of the Somme
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2016, 09:47:37 PM »
A generation lost.

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Re: Ghosts of the Somme
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2016, 11:52:04 PM »
That was an amazing and unique way to remember the fallen. In fact, the nation as a whole did them proud in its uniquely British way. We will never forget their sacrifice.  See the link below....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36674451
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Re: Ghosts of the Somme
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2016, 04:31:27 AM »
i just finished watching a segment on BBC World news about this effort. too bad i wasn't there to see it in person. handing out cards identifying the lost was a rather telling touch. many have never faced that sort of loss---how do you "bring that home" to them? i also noted the incongruity of empty bayonet scabbards. i hadn't realized the weapons proscriptions extended to blades as well. all in all, a fine effort, and thanks to all who participated.
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Re: Ghosts of the Somme
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2016, 05:32:06 AM »
Ron...the carrying of potentially offensive blades in public is also an offence.
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Re: Ghosts of the Somme
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2016, 05:58:09 AM »
Quite brilliant, a very emotional and fitting tribute to the memory of those who fell.  Although it seems very simple this is without doubt one of the most haunting and moving acts of remembrance I think I have ever seen. 

Thanks for posting John.
 












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Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.


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Re: Ghosts of the Somme
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