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Today I look out into a cloudless sky, the epitome of a summers day.

One Hundred years ago ‘the war to end all wars’ started, and pretty much everyone who reads this blog will have been touched by those events, even though to many those years may as well be as far away as the ice ages

The picture below was taken originally on Kodachrome 25, in a field next to the Welwyn viaduct. I recall taking it like yesterday. A few days previously my late father had returned from a pilgrimage to the Menin Gate in Ypres, Flanders. There, on one of the plaques is his late uncle, killed on May 13th 2015.

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He, like so may others of all nations, never came home.

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  1. Phil says:

    Thank you for posting that; “lest we forget”.
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