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11-11-2019, 04:42 PM
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Re: 11th November

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Those were heroes, and are still glorified, in europe too. But your generation are accepted as equals and friends. Why do you feel the need to share in the glory of your (grand)parents?
Not the glory. Their sacrifice.
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Re: 11th November

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Those were heroes, and are still glorified, in europe too. But your generation are accepted as equals and friends. Why do you feel the need to share in the glory of your (grand)parents?

That's a strange way of putting it Solly.
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11-11-2019, 04:48 PM
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Lest we forget Solasch....
That's quite different from basking in their glory. That smacks of an inferiority complex.
We too remember those who fought in wars. Both those who lost their lives then, and those who lost their lives slowly and gradually afterwards, wondering why they survived while comrades fell? Feeling guilt about the bombs they dropped, that killed innocent women and children, not only those of 'the enemy', but those of friendly nations too.
Yes OGF lest you forget.
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11-11-2019, 04:50 PM
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Re: 11th November

Originally Posted by Solasch ->
Those were heroes, and are still glorified, in europe too. But your generation are accepted as equals and friends. Why do you feel the need to share in the glory of your (grand)parents?
For your tomorrow, we gave our today.
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11-11-2019, 04:51 PM
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For your tomorrow, we gave our today.
Twice ....
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11-11-2019, 04:52 PM
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Not the glory. Their sacrifice.
And those who were not called upon to make the sacrifice? Those were heroes too.
Those staying behind on airfields, and after a raid had to scrape the remnants of their comrades out of the planes. They too sacrificed a lot.
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For your tomorrow, we gave our today.
They did. And what are you making of the lives they gave you?
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11-11-2019, 04:56 PM
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Re: 11th November

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They did. And what are you making of the lives they gave you?
What a strange question to ask on this day of all days, a day which means so much to this country and those of us who have lost relations in two wars.
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Re: 11th November

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They did. And what are you making of the lives they gave you?
Doing our damnest to stop being taken over for a third time, only this time by stealth rather than weapons and loss of life.
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11-11-2019, 05:03 PM
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What a strange question to ask on this day of all days, a day which means so much to this country and those of us who have lost relations in two wars.
My father-in-law flew on a lancaster, above dresden. He used to ask me that question. It is worth thinking about.
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