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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Sep 2019 4:06 p.m. PST

"I like to think I've been open about my disappointment with the way the centenary of the Great War was handled in the UK.

Four years of endless plastic sorrow stirring up a queasy mix of futility and fudge were our lot. We might have taken the opportunity to remember the thousands who came home to live again, but no, all we got was maudlin grief for the dead.

The opportunity to celebrate the living and recall their experience to remind us that their lives were more than just the sum of a war was thrown away. Sometimes it was difficult to recognise there was a victory at all. I know quite a number of historians and aficionados of the Great War who feel the same way as I do. But it's done and good riddance…."
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Silurian20 Sep 2019 4:32 p.m. PST

Heven't read this one. Sounds like a great memoir. Thanks

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