We Shall Remember Them – 1914-1918. One Hundred Years Later


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Incredible WWI Tribute In London Looks Like A River Of Blood…
But Look Closer!

By Steve Rushing   
AUGUST 2, 2014 
World War I, known at the time as the Great War, was thought to be the war that would end all future wars.  All sides suffered an incredibly high number of needless deaths and the war devastated an entire generation.  In fact, the sheer amount of destruction and death has only been eclipsed by World War II.
Since it ended, all countries involved have held memorials to remember their fallen dead who sacrificed their lives for the good of their country.  This fact is all the more so in England, where nearly a million people lost their lives.  What they’ve done to commemorate their fallen soldiers is truly beautiful, while also helping us understand the true scope of these soldiers’ sacrifice.  Even a hundred years later, we should not forget their incredible acts of heroism.
 
The moat that surrounds the Tower of London has long stood empty and dry.  But now, what may look like gushing blood from it’s very walls, is actually something beautiful.
Each evening a selection of names of the fallen will be read aloud, followed by the playing of  last post.
On the 11th November symbolically the last poppy will be placed.
The Great War was supposed to be the war to end all wars, but 100 years later our soldiers continue to die for our  Country. Alas we have not learned from history.
God Bless and keep reading.

About irishroverpei

Author of "Lily & Me", "The Royal Navy & Me" and Chapter XXl Armageddon. Writer, blogger and RN Submariner, antique automobile enthusiast.
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