We will remember them

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    Today is Remembrance Sunday when our nation comes together to remember the fallen and to ponder the hideous sacrifice of war.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njK5K_Vk5ys&feature=related[/ame]

    They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
    Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.
    They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
    They fell with their faces to the foe.

    They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
    Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
    At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
    We will remember them.


    3 Para. Mount Longdon

    Sergeant Ian McKay VC
    Corporal Stephen Hope
    Corporal Keith McCarthy
    Corporal Stewart McLaughlin
    Cfn Alex Shaw REME
    Corporal Scott Wilson
    Lance-Corporal Peter Higgs
    Lance-Corporal Christopher Lovatt
    Lance-Corporal James Murdoch
    Lance-Corporal David Scott
    Private Richard Absolon, MM
    Private Gerald Bull
    Private Jason Burt
    Private John Crow
    Private Mark Dobsworth
    Private Anthony Greenwood
    Private Neil Grose
    Private Peter Hedicker
    Private Timothy Jenkins
    Private Craig Jones
    Private Stewart Laing
    Private Ian Scrivens
    Private Philip West

    When you go home
    tell them of us and say,
    for your tomorrow
    we gave our today
    .​
     
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    A noble and warming gesture to those who answered the call and gave so much in return for so little, Colin. Good show.

    I don't think I've ever seen anything that quite captures the spirit and gallows humour of trench warfare as they did in the final push in Blackadder Goes Fourth...

    Enjoy:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IglUmgYGxLM&feature=related"]An ode to the mud and slaughter on Flanders field. [/ame]

    Great grandswagger: Grenadier Guards, Passchendaele, 1917. Survived the Great War and lived right-up to the grand old age of 93. He died eating a corned beef sandwich. Most Brits will appreciate the irony of that.
     
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    Hey, you have US Marines marching with yours today at the Cenotaph. How cool is that!

    Its very touching to watch all those from the 'great generation' marching. Bless their hearts for their huge sacrifice.
     
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    A stirring display of solidarity, California Girl. Much appreciated.
     
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    21+ million deaths of
    the War to End All wars

    source

    Thank GOD we had that war, huh?

    It's been smooth sailing ever since, hasn't it?
     
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    Many blessings on the UK Military, the veterans and all their families.

    Godspeed to you all.
     
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    The worst was suffered after the first world war, with the influenza pandemic (otherwise known as Spanish flu 1918 flu pandemic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) that killed not only the returning soldiers but inadvertently their families, friends, and relatives back home.

    The 1918 flu pandemic (the Spanish Flu) was an influenza pandemic that spread across the world. Historical and epidemiological data are inadequate to identify the geographic origin.[1] Most victims were healthy young adults, in contrast to most influenza outbreaks which predominantly affect juvenile, elderly, or weakened patients. The flu pandemic was implicated in the outbreak of encephalitis lethargica in the 1920s.[2]
    The pandemic lasted from March 1918 to June 1920,[3] spreading even to the Arctic and remote Pacific islands. Between 50 and 100 million died, making it one of the deadliest natural disasters in human history.[4][5][6][7][8] An estimated 50 million people, about 3% of the world's population (1.6 billion at the time), died of the disease. Some 500 million, or 1/3 were infected.[5]
     
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    We will remember them.​
     
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    Raise a pint o' Newcastle in salute to 'em from me, Colin!
     
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    All gave some, some gave all.
     
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