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The Unknown Soldier Is Chosen And Buried At The Cenotaph

This is a video of the actual Unknown Soldier being returned to Britain and buried in the Cenotaph

The Cruel Irony Of War

By Tory Aardvark

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July 1st 1916 First day of the Battle of the Somme

World War 1 ended on the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour, something we have all been taught for generations.

The terrible slaughter and suffering of the war to end all wars gave rise to the annual poppy appeal that is now all the more relevant and poignant as once again we have British Forces enagaged in fighting a war. All the histories written about the war described the moment the fighting ended, but right up until 11:00 the fighting continued and men died or were wounded.

On the Allied side on 11/11/18 almost 10,000 men were killed, wounded or missing; Read the rest of this entry