Remember: not just Who and When, but also understand Why — babbitman

Re-blogged this re-blog from my friend Peter’s site, As a retired military man Peter understands this more than most. A very true and moving article and I thank him for sharing with us.

Peter's pondering

This makes so much sense to me. I hope it may make you think beyond the ceremony of remembrance!

Wars kill people. They devastate families. Wars should be a politician’s absolute last resort and they are an admission that they have failed their people.

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8 thoughts on “Remember: not just Who and When, but also understand Why — babbitman

    1. What? Oh my goodness! Out of interest, how many of those were started by women?

      I don’t do the women versus men thing, I have no desire to join the bandwagon nor do I have the patience for it but in this case I couldn’t help wondering. Such a good post Peter, thank you.

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  1. Good to have such insight as when I am out of the UK I often just get a taster and felt the why was missing. I used to teach First World War Lit and to understand the power of the poetry context was crucial too.

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