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Remembered Today:

11th November


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Geoff,

Possibly the saddest 4 and a half minutes i have ever spent.

thank you for the link

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Geoff,

Thanks for the link.

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Couldn't look away.

Bernard

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Geoff

Thanks for the link - we will remember them all.

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Brings it home, doesn't it?

Sod the Festival of Remembrance, it should be on prime-time television for a few nights.

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Steven,

I have put a comment saying exactly that on youtube. Probably to antiwar for the establishment though

regards

Geoff

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The song is "My Immortal" by Evanescence.

These wounds won't seem to heal

This pain is just too real

There's just too much that time cannot erase

When you cried I'd wipe away all of your tears

When you'd scream I'd fight away all of your fears

And I held your hand through all of these years

But you still have

All of me

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Beat me to it Derek! Emily recognised it - Goth band, she has the CD ("Fallen"). The track even has the Morse Code at the end.

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Heartbreaking, my blood ran cold for a few seconds, one of my sons know one of these lads, his kip was only three doors away from my son. Also my lad and several others had been stood where the Cpl. was fatally wounded, ten minuets before, if the mortar had landed then---- well no need to say any more.

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Moving, heartbreaking, thought provoking--right in the gut that one--and I thank you. If I may be so bold as to share, please check out the video rePvt Sam Huff at this link.

Chris

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I may risk something here (a job) but I think we'll play this one and the accompanying one for US forces on Nov 11 ... it may be something worth being ... chastised over ...

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Sometimes I still forget, that those lads are doing now, what I think of when I think of my Great Grandfather. For the sake of their country .....

What a moving video and song. We shall remember them all.....

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What can I say!!!

One of the most moving video's I have ever seen. All of it sad, but the picture of the kids with there Dad it really got to me. "LEST WE FORGET"

Rob

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Excellent. may thanks for posting the URL.

A few years ago I saw a short slide show at a Photographic Society. It was an audio visual show, three projectors, fading slides etc with music. The photos were taken in the Somme cemetaries and memorial sites. The music was 'Brothers in Arms' by Dire Straights. At the end there was a stunned silence. I was in tears. It was so moving words cannot describe.

Gunner Bailey

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Very very moving.

I think the wedding photos and pictures with kids are the saddest. Thanks for posting the link.

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' To the Others':

....Rhymes are halting and verses weak,

Thoughts ring truer than words can speak.

Proudly I fill the wine-glass up

And I pledge you all in a loving cup.

Here's to the cheery days gone by

When we marched in the ranks of the old M.I.

And still in the future, come what may,

Be it sport or war, be it work or play,

I ask no better than just to ride

Shoulder to shoulder, side by side,

With the men whose mettle I've proved and tried,

Comrades of mine.

Capt George Robins KIA 5th May 1915

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Thanks for the link, Geoff.

I had the honour of carrying Al Squires on his last journey - the hardest job I've ever had to do.

Roxy

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Hard to know what to say really - without saying something that the Mods would have no option but to remove.

Thanks Geoff.

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