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NauenThen

Veterans Day

My granddad Charles John "Jack" Phillips, English soldier. He was gassed in the War & died at 50. My dad's dad also fought in WWI, but on the German side. I have never seen a picture of him. This is what I wrote about him last year. 

Armistice Night! That night would be remembered down nnumbered generations. Whilst one lived that had seen it the question would be asked: What did you do on Armistice Night? .... [from Parade's End, by Ford Madox Ford]

 

Did they feel jubilant & triumphant when the Great War ended? Or simply exhausted & relieved. Perhaps regretful at the huge waste. The world changes in an instant after an agony of dread & death. 

 

 

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