November 10, 2008
Its 90 years since the “war to end all wars” did no such thing. I was watching a documentary on TV this weekend about the life of Vera Brittain and her “Letters from a Lost Generation”. Her husband-to-be, her brother and all his friends died between 1914 and 1918 whilst still in their very early twenties. What a waste of life. It puts whatever problems you have in your own life into perspective.
My Grandfather fought in WW1. Although he lived to return home, having been exposed to mustard gas he spent much time in convalescence and died whilst still in his early thirties.
As I always do I will pause for a minute’s reflection at 11am on November 11th.