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We Shall Remember Them

We Shall Remember Them

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Another beautiful tribute
Lisl: Sad that not all the names are known
Surtout ne pas les oublier ..bel hommage !
Lisl: Yes, we must not forget
a sobering thought, Lisl. those men would not recognize the world a century on.
Lisl: They certainly wouldn't, though they would not see many changes in the Church that the memorial was in
My grandfather rode a horse in WW1. Maybe his mount came from North Stoke.
Lisl: That is interesting, Michael. I trust your Granddad and his horse came out unscathed
A fine memorial Elisabeth. How nice that they mention the horses too.
Lisl: Yes - that struck me to as a thoughtful touch
Bel hommage ;
Lisl: When I saw it last week, I thought I will save it for today
A lovely remembrance
Lisl: I had several pictures to chose for 11th November, but this one, which I found last week, seemed to be just right
  • Chris
  • England
  • 11 Nov 2019, 06:36
A fine memorial Lisl. I don't think the country could cope with something as traumatic as the Great War these days..
Lisl: People are made of different stuff today, Chris
Indeed, how wonderful that humans AND horses are remembered in this memorial, Lisl!
Lisl: I was so pleased to see the horses acknowledged, in view of how many went and suffered alongside
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 11 Nov 2019, 06:53
I am glad that they made a reference to all the horses that went as well. Man and horse were one in many battles. What a wonderful remembrance.
Lisl: Yes, that was thoughtful, Astrid
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 11 Nov 2019, 07:11
A fine memorial - and today is also St. Martin's Day.
Lisl: I didn't know - thank you. They think the origins of the Church this is in could possibly be early Roman Christian
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 11 Nov 2019, 07:12
I read that more horses died during the two Wars than men.
Lisl: I didn't know that either, what another very sobering thought
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 11 Nov 2019, 07:25
I a. Surprised that all the names are not known Lisl
Lisl: I found that very surprising. What is interesting (the little brass panel beneath that you can't read) is that Harry Patch was there for the commissioning ceremony
A poignant memorial to those whose names are not known and the horses that were sacrificed
Lisl: It is - the ones we don't know shine through, too
A powerful message, Lis!
It's hard to believe the loss, when I stop to think.............
Lisl: As I get older, for some reason it has a greater impact, Martin
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Nov 2019, 09:50
We will and I hope future generations never forget, either. The number of horses in WWI is staggering.
Lisl: Their suffering must have been appalling
  • Devi
  • India
  • 11 Nov 2019, 10:15
a very sad tribute..beautifully , poignantly carved here .
Lisl: Yes, a real and lasting sadness
A very poignant memorial isn't it.
Lisl: It is, Brian - I wanted to share it
There are war horses memorialized here too. I museum I worked at has one such memorial. They pulled the field ambulances thus saving many lives.
Lisl: They were war heroes, too
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 11 Nov 2019, 17:44
small in number
big in heart and honor
Lisl: Yes indeed, sherri
What a touching tribute Friendship
Lisl: It is sad that not all were remembered. I wonder how their names were lost - someone must have known once
How said that the rest are unknown. My Grandfather survived the war - having volunteered in spite of being in a reserved occupation - he was a miner. Twelve men from the colliery joined up and only two returned - both had insisted on joining the Royal Artillery (as horse minders!) rather than the infantry.
Lisl: That is a high percentage of losses, Tom. I am pleased your Grandfather survived. My Great-Uncle died of wounds on Armistice Day. He was a professional soldier, and had fought from 1914.
Nos dirigeants politiques feraient bien de s'inspirer de ce noble geste.
Saint Martin hommage !
Lisl: Yes, good to see a St. Martin Church

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