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World War 1.

Post  Lioned on Mon 4 Aug - 19:23

100 years since the most hideous of wars was begun.

Turn off your lights and light a candle tonight for all the fallen soldiers who perished.Regardless of what side they were fighting for and including those who were shot for 'deserting'.

No one should be expected to lay down their lives in such circumstances.


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/world-war-one/11008731/World-War-One-anniversary-marked-in-Liege-and-Mons-in-Belgium-watch-live.html

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Post  Guest on Mon 4 Aug - 19:50

May I politely ask everyone to turn their lights out between 10:00 and 11:00 tonight and light a candle of rememberance. Thank you.

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Post  wjk on Mon 4 Aug - 19:54

I will be joining in the mass lights out tonight and lighting a candle to remember all those who lost their lives xxx

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Post  AnnaEsse on Mon 4 Aug - 19:58

Some years ago on a trip to Amiens, I went to a WWI museum, where there were mock-ups of trenches. There were shelves dug into the sides of those deep holes in the ground for the men to sleep and most of the time, the trenches were flooded and the men got foot rot from their boots being permanently sodden. It was actually quite hard to imagine all that from looking at dry earth walls of the mock-ups and to try to picture men living for weeks in holes in the ground, wet, tired and being blasted with missiles and "going over the top."

Tonight I'll light a candle for all those people who died and those who suffered terrible injuries.

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Post  Lioned on Mon 4 Aug - 20:37

The Tower of London is 'planting' 888,246 red ceramic poppies pouring out into the Moat around the Tower.It will grow into quite a sight.

http://metro.co.uk/2014/08/03/tower-of-london-marks-wwi-centenary-with-dramatic-art-installation-4819866/


You can register to 'buy' one of these poppies for £25 with the proceeds going to a number of Service Charities.

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Post  Lioned on Mon 4 Aug - 20:41

Here...


http://www.hrp.org.uk/TowerOfLondon/stories/firstworldwar/TheTowerofLondonRemembers#form

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Post  Guest on Mon 4 Aug - 20:47


Very striking Lioned, and very appropriate.

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Post  wjk on Mon 4 Aug - 20:48

That is beautiful!
I've registered my interest to buy one.

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Post  Lioned on Mon 4 Aug - 21:05

I am hoping to get up there on Sunday.I anticipate it will become quite an attraction.I was up there a couple of weeks ago and the setting is amazing,we had an evening on the embankment in the sunshine with the Tower on our left and Tower Bridge opening and closing on our right with tall ships going under.


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Post  Lioned on Mon 4 Aug - 21:25

37 million military and civilian casualties.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I_casualties#Classification_of_casualty_statistics

How on Earth was that ever allowed to happen ?

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Post  wjk on Tue 5 Aug - 9:22

It was nice to see the lights out well respected around my area last night.
I went for a little stroll with one of the dogs and most houses were in darkness with there TV's flickering.

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Post  Lioned on Tue 5 Aug - 9:34

wjk wrote:It was nice to see the lights out well respected around my area last night.
I went for a little stroll with one of the dogs and most houses were in darkness with there TV's flickering.

Yes likewise,would have been good for all the street lights to go off as well.

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Post  AnnaEsse on Tue 5 Aug - 13:09

wjk wrote:That is beautiful!
I've registered my interest to buy one.

I'm going to do the same since the proceeds will go to charities for veterans.

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Post  wjk on Tue 5 Aug - 13:16

AnnaEsse wrote:
wjk wrote:That is beautiful!
I've registered my interest to buy one.

I'm going to do the same since the proceeds will go to charities for veterans.

Yes, they are all great charities   

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Post  AnnaEsse on Tue 5 Aug - 13:25

wjk wrote:
AnnaEsse wrote:
wjk wrote:That is beautiful!
I've registered my interest to buy one.

I'm going to do the same since the proceeds will go to charities for veterans.

Yes, they are all great charities   

Yep!   

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Post  Guest on Tue 5 Aug - 13:39

I just bought one, £25 plus p+p, comes to £30.95. Worth every penny.

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Post  AnnaEsse on Tue 5 Aug - 13:42

Iris wrote:I just bought one, £25 plus p+p, comes to £30.95.  Worth every penny.

Thanks Iris. A small price to pay to support those who paid a much higher price.

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Post  Guest on Tue 5 Aug - 13:45

AnnaEsse wrote:
Iris wrote:I just bought one, £25 plus p+p, comes to £30.95.  Worth every penny.

Thanks Iris. A small price to pay to support those who paid a much higher price.

My grandparents survived, many others did not. Although what I am going to do with a big ceramic poppy when it comes, I'm not exactly sure.   

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Post  wjk on Tue 5 Aug - 14:11

Bought mine too   

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Post  Lioned on Tue 5 Aug - 15:23

And Me   

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Post  Lioned on Tue 5 Aug - 15:27

Iris wrote:
AnnaEsse wrote:
Iris wrote:I just bought one, £25 plus p+p, comes to £30.95.  Worth every penny.

Thanks Iris. A small price to pay to support those who paid a much higher price.

My grandparents survived, many others did not.  Although what I am going to do with a big ceramic poppy when it comes, I'm not exactly sure.   


Well assuming we get one of the 888,246 i think we will be the lucky ones to have got in early.May be a bit heavy to pin on my jacket for the remembrance day ceremony up the local war memorial !   

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