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WW2 Remembered

#1 by Cleopatra , Sun May 31, 2015 4:10 pm

Just watched the VE Day Celebrations on the BBC for the second time and I must admit I had a tear in my eye when Jane Horrocks did her reading and I have to say I agree with the statement read by Martin Shaw "We shall remember them!"

We paid our tributes to those who fought bravely for our freedom in the 1914-1918 war and I believe we should do the same for those who fought for freedom in 1939-1945. We should also not only commemorate VE Day but the upcoming VJ Day.

Like many of you on the forum who had relatives fighting for our freedom, my father fought in the war and I had a great uncle who was taken prisoner in Burma. I just wanted to say "Thank You" to those who fought on our behalf and to those who stayed at home keeping the country going.


 
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RE: WW2 Remembered

#2 by Sheldonboy , Sun May 31, 2015 7:18 pm

DON'T WORRY CLEO

The GreatWar 1914-1918
For the Fallen
Robert Laurence Binyon, by artist William Strang.
Laurence Binyon
Poem by Robert Laurence Binyon (1869-1943), published in The Times newspaper on 21st September 1914.

With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.

Solemn the drums thrill: Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres.
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England's foam.

But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;

As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain,
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain.

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM


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RE: WW2 Remembered

#3 by astwood , Sun May 31, 2015 7:44 pm

We should never forget the barbaric treatment of our prisoners of war
by the japanese


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RE: WW2 Remembered

#4 by astoness , Sun May 31, 2015 9:44 pm

Quote: Cleopatra wrote in post #1
Just watched the VE Day Celebrations on the BBC for the second time and I must admit I had a tear in my eye when Jane Horrocks did her reading and I have to say I agree with the statement read by Martin Shaw "We shall remember them!"

We paid our tributes to those who fought bravely for our freedom in the 1914-1918 war and I believe we should do the same for those who fought for freedom in 1939-1945. We should also not only commemorate VE Day but the upcoming VJ Day.

Like many of you on the forum who had relatives fighting for our freedom, my father fought in the war and I had a great uncle who was taken prisoner in Burma. I just wanted to say "Thank You" to those who fought on our behalf and to those who stayed at home keeping the country going.





cleo it was a brilliant tribute...


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