Sunday, November 06, 2011

Lest We Forget the Damage of War

Lesley Docksey, uruknet.info, November 5, 2011

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The Triumph of Death by Peter Brueghel the Elder (courtessy of museumsyndicate.com) 
At this time of year, as red poppies sprout on British coat and jacket lapels, people remember all the service men and women who have lost their lives fighting our wars, whether those wars were justified or not. We are asked to remember that they died ‘for our country’, that they ‘sacrificed’ themselves. And they are still dying today; each year there are yet more names to remember. But little is said about those others who did not fight yet still died because of war; whose lives have been ruined by war; whose names are not on war memorials or even recorded.

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