The Guns Fell Silent

Ninety-Nine years ago today;

on the eleventh hour

of the eleventh day

of the eleventh month

in 1918

the guns fell silent

From Great Britain and  it’s colonies 744,000 were killed in combat, or were missing in action, and 1,675,000 were wounded in the Great War ~ The War to End All Wars.

If I should die,

think only this of me,

that there’s some corner of a foreign field,

That is forever England.

~ Rupert Brooke

Jack Collier

JackCollier7@talktalk net

 

 

 

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11 responses

  1. I got all chilly when I read this post. Beautiful. Thank you—-

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    1. on behalf of the fallen I humbly thank you Kris.

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  2. Here’s to remembering the fallen and the survivors. Blessings.

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  3. The war to end all wars. I wonder what those 744,000 would have thought had they known that the world would be at war again just a generation later.

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    1. Some aver that the Great War never really ended, and that it’s still being fought today.

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  4. “We are the Dead.
    Short days ago
    We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
    In Flanders fields.”

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    1. Thank you for sharing those beautiful poignant words.

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  5. Remembrance is the only thing we have that is a preventative measure against considering doing it again. We must never forget the terrible price our ancestors paid for a conflict that should never have started.

    In memory of them all! 😢

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    1. The Great War was a horror of appalling human suffering.

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      1. Indeed Jack. Some of my relatives paid dearly.

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