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. After such a poignant day, I thought it deserved a blog post. These are two of my pictures that I have seen up on the internet, and the poem that is read out every Remembrance Day. Remembrance Day gets me thinking every year and this year it feels like I have been thinking a little bit more. I like to watch the cenotaph walk past, and the programs on tv like everyone else but this year two maybe three programs have really brought back home what people especially in WW1 went through and what soldiers are going through now in places like Afghanistan and Iraq. Remembrance Week on BBC1, five episodes where Gethin Jones visits Afganistan, and pays tribute to soldiers past and present. WW1’s Tunnels of death:The big Dig on channel 5OD is the biggest archaeological dig ever happening in Messines in Belgium uncovering the best preserved trenches, bunkers and tunnels. This program shows you the horrors and the reality of the western front. The last program is WW1 The Lost Britallion, a program on Channel 4 that covers the journey of identifying the British and Australian soldiers in a unmarked mass graves near Fromelles in northern France, the largest unmarked war grave found in modern times in the west. These real life programs are really something and they got me all emotional. I urge you to watch them as they really are special and really well edited. I think they should be a must watch in schools too, which is a common feeling on the comments walls of these programs too. Let me know what you think if you do watch these programs and maybe even your thoughts on today. Happy Sunday, Hope you have had a lovely weekend. 🙂
This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.