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As a youngster, of 36, I have so much admiration for all, of our war heroes, both living and dead because they gave so I could sit and have a peaceful life!
I also had family die in WW1 and though I never knew them, I still think of them. My grandfather and great uncles also fought in WW2 doing a number of very admirable and heroic things such as working the north sea convoys, fighting at Anzio, Sicily and Monte Cassino, and in North Africa and several other fronts.
I can safely say that they were heroes one and all.
I SALUTE THEM FOR ALL TIME!
WE SHALL NEVER FORGET THEM!
I also want to thank whoever put this website together because it is so easy to forget.
I SALUTE YOU ASWELL.
Bob Anderson Mid-West, U.S.A. ORIGINALLY ENGLAND! - USA [05/10/2002 at 19:02:20]
I am interested in the words that open up the first page of this site: a war is not over until the last person who took part in it has died. I wonder if a war is ever over if the issues that brought it about or the settlement that is supposed to have ended it remain. If the US wants to attack Iraq, this is another battle in WWI is it not: Iraq being a creation of Britian as an attempt to eliminate the causes of that War. How can we be sure any war has ever ended?
AG Linzi Concord - USA [25/09/2002 at 16:34:27]
Superb informative site.
I visited the Ypres Salient and Verdun battlefields this spring (2002)and everywhere I went and saw the cemeteries and thought about the tragedy of it all for the gains, it brought tears to my eyes.
Not only that, for those who returned "The land fit for Heroes" never materialised. As I write this, a 106 year old WW1 veteran is told he will have to wait 6 months for a cateract operation.
What price sacrifice?
Ian Smith Blackburn - United Kingdom [19/09/2002 at 09:20:53]
I'm a regular visitor to the Western Front battlefields, and have only just returned from Ypres where i was asisting for the day on my daughters school history field trip. This was a golden opportunity for the history teachers to impart the wealth of history and emotion found in the Ypres area to these 14 year olds. BUT sadly this was not meant to be. The three teachers involved were more interested in having a day out and doing some shopping in Ypres, and the real purpose of the trip was almost totally ignored. Not one of the teachers explained anything about Ypres and the area to the children, and by the end of he day none of the 14 year olds were any the wiser as to the significance of Ypres. Thankfully my daughter is a little more informed about such things due to my interest in the subject and family history( my Great-Uncle was gassed at Ypres), but what chance have the other children got in learning our history whan the teachers themselves are plainly not interested? According to my daughter their history lesson at school last week comprised of the children re-arranging their school desks to resemble the layout of trenches. Then the teacher gave then all toy plasic swords and told them to atttack each other. What future has history if this is the way it is taught??
Geoff Melling Marlow - United Kingdom [14/09/2002 at 16:29:09]
Superb site: not only for Great War historians and students but for all with an interest in this fascinating and significant part of British heritage. Please feel free to visit my (and my brother's) site at http://leaving.isawesome.net) - we are researching the 1600 or so souls of Cheltenham who made the ultimate sacrifice in the Great War.
Jimmy James Cheltenham - United Kingdom [28/08/2002 at 21:24:40]
I have a newspaper section from the Evening Chronicle November 11, 1918 proclaiming:
"THE END OF THE WAR"
"DAY OF REJOICING"
Any collectors interested?
e-mail at above location
Don Milwaukee - USA [02/08/2002 at 14:50:25]
Hi! I would just like to add my congratulations on your site to all the other visitors words. I love researching into First World War articles and have been looking for information on Private William McBride about whom the Green Fields of France song was written. It was great to find what I needed on your site. My grandfather was in the Royal Enniskilling Fusiliers in World War 1 and I used to listen enthralled as a child to his stories of the awful conditions they had to endure. The blood, the mud, the cold and rats. Man's inhumanity to man. What for? It doesn't seem like half a century ago I was asking that question and today it is still being asked.
Jean McKirgan - Ireland [27/07/2002 at 00:12:19]
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