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Lest we forget.

11/11/2011

Once again, we stop and remember those that laid down their lives in a futile and stupid war. World War One was a family spate that got a little out of hand and ended up costing over 15 million lives during the war itself and then millions more with the spread of the Spanish flu post the war from the filth of the trenches those who managed to survive had to fight in.

After it happened, we all vowed to never do it again and then less then 32 years later, it all began again. You got to love us Humans. Yet we are told we are made in the image of God. All I can say is God needs therapy because his creations sure do.

Man. The only creature on the planet that kills for fun. Nice one God.

It is our duty that we never forget those who lost their lives. It is our duty that we remember what they went through and more important to remember that every time we go to war, they turn in their unmarked graves.

Music, they say, can soothe the savage beast. And while Man has a host of faults, we also occasionally manage to do something brilliantly.

One such moment was in 1969 when a film called ‘Oh What A Lovely War’ hit the screens. If you haven’t seen it, do so. By employing the music of the day and songs written and sung in the trenches, the film takes a long hard look at the glory of war and what it finds is the same void that exists in Tony Abbott’s policy bag.

Lest we forget. Lest we forget what a waste war is. Lest we forget that we are a savage animal. Lest we forget that lives are not the toys of countries who have misunderstandings with other countries. Lest we forget that life is so precious.

Lest we forget.

This is one of my favourite songs from the movie and sung by the Aussies :). It is an actual song from WWI sung by the troops. The british command would swap officers when they lost a battle and the Aussies, all volunteers, had a dislike for the bullshit. Lest we forget indeed.

A. Ghebranious 2011 (Lest we forget)

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4 Comments
  1. Jennifer Baratta permalink

    Great Vetern’s Day Tribute Ash

  2. It is RedSockFriday, and RemembranceDay, so Red Socks and a Red Poppy for me! Time to make a difference and time to remember the hero’s!

  3. Armistice Day-I lost ancestors on both sides during WWI & II & both my parents saw WWII as adults from opposite sides & are still with us.

  4. Great Vetern’s Day Tribute Ash
    +1

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