I think this is such a great post that I had to share it. What a fitting tribute to such a terrible war and the loss of so many young men. Lest we forget.
So yesterday was the big day, the 100th anniversary of the start of The Great War – The war to end all wars until of course WW2 at least.
Like many other people I spent much of the day watching the live ceremonies from around the country and in France and Belgium. Reading extraordinary accounts of how burial parties on the western front would encounter nests of wild and fearless rats living inside the chest cavities of the dead soldiers.
In my book Lest We Forget, I mention how one unfortunate fellow got stuck in the deep mud just a few feet from the duck-boards his colleagues would run across on a daily basis. He was just out of reach and after initial valiant attempts to rescue him, it was deemed impossible and so day after day…
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