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In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.​

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpApgfdDq2A
 

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Superb posting, lets pray that the guys & gals currently serving in area's of conflict come home safely.
 

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Hope all you guys will be observing the 2 minutes silence at 11 this a.m - my Dad passed a year ago - he fought at Monte Casino and still had nightmares about it until the day he died - there is a corner of some foreign field that is Forever England
 

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Hope all you guys will be observing the 2 minutes silence at 11 this a.m - my Dad passed a year ago - he fought at Monte Casino and still had nightmares about it until the day he died - there is a corner of some foreign field that is Forever England
My old dad was on the rearguard at Dunkirk...got captured and spent 5 years as a POW in Poland and East Prussia.....was on the Death March.Passed away in 1999 aged 89....my hero. Pete.
 

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Never forget our heroes. All we have today is because of their sacrifice, unconditional respect for the fallen
 

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I agree, thier sacrifice should NEVER be forgotten.....

We couldn't even begin to imagine the HELL them poor lads went through....

We will never forget, we will forever remember the fallen whom never made it home.......

God rest thier souls....
 

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I think my Dad only ever spoke to me about it twice - once on the night before I joined up over a Beer and once not long before he died - he never wore his Medals,never watched war films(Loved Westerns)and loud noises reduced him to a shivering wreck for years after the War. I wish he had talked more about it but I respected his wishes not to - I know the Sussex Regiment were involved in Hand to Hand fighting at one stage in that conflict - it doesnt get much more personal than that
 

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I fully understand what your saying :( your father should have joined the Italy Star Association they all vets from Italy conflict or the DDay dodgers as they where called. My pops spoke about to me but during his chats he would fall silent then there would always be a tear run down his cheek:( I miss my pops so much
 

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I think my Dad only ever spoke to me about it twice - once on the night before I joined up over a Beer and once not long before he died - he never wore his Medals,never watched war films(Loved Westerns)and loud noises reduced him to a shivering wreck for years after the War. I wish he had talked more about it but I respected his wishes not to - I know the Sussex Regiment were involved in Hand to Hand fighting at one stage in that conflict - it doesnt get much more personal than that
My old dad used to scream in the night....never spoke about the war because the government told him not to say anything because people were not interested.Told me a few things though......to the day he died he loathed the Germans.....and the French.
 
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