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castalla

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WW1 reflections
« on: 14:46:15 | 04 August, 2014 »
I've watched some of the WW1 commemerative programmes on BBC today ...

Made me realise just how much of my life has been marked by this horrendous event - which stretches from a gassed grandfather, a mother machine-gunned by Nazi Stukas, a communist father who fought for 'King & Country'. and a conscientous-objector uncle.

Lest we forget - und Nie Wieder

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Re: WW1 reflections
« Reply #1 on: 15:58:14 | 04 August, 2014 »
My grandfather fought in that war and came out unscathed.  No college deferments in 1918.  He might have fared worse if he'd stayed home and faced the Spanish flu.
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Re: WW1 reflections
« Reply #2 on: 02:23:49 | 10 August, 2014 »
Both my grandfathers fought at Cambrai - on opposite sides.
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Re: WW1 reflections
« Reply #3 on: 15:38:51 | 10 August, 2014 »
Both my grandfathers fought at Cambrai - on opposite sides.

I guess you're lucky one or both of them weren't better shots.
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