Archive for the tag 'War'

This weekend marks the Centenary of WWI, a time for reflection and remembrance…

I share a personal family anecdote.

My grandfather’s brother served in the Royal Army Medical Corps during WW1, serving some time in Egypt.  Within his line of duty, he treated casualties from both sides. It is difficult to comprehend the atrocities he would have [...]

9 Comments CherryPie on Nov 10th 2018

One of the books I am currently reading is ‘The Poppy; A history of conflict, loss, remembrance & redemption’ by Nicholas J. Saunders. The book presents aspects of the beauty, pain, pleasure and tragedy of the poppy throughout history. Nicholas takes us on a journey from Ancient Egypt right through to the current day and [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Jan 26th 2015

Only the dead have seen the end of war.
Plato (428 – 347 BC)

11 Comments CherryPie on Mar 14th 2013

We should never forget the cost of idealism, ambition and greed. It leads to unacceptable atrocities and tragedy.

Untold Stories – Margret from Holocaust Memorial Day Trust on Vimeo.

These photos and video are from the Holocaust Memorial Day website:
Holocaust Memorial Day provides an opportunity for everyone to learn lessons from the Holocaust, Nazi [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Jan 27th 2013