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Re: Graveyards

Post by Hugh » Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:56 pm


Folks might be interested in a book by the tv personality Neil Oliver, "Not Forgotten" ISBN 0-340-89873-9 The book tells the story of many soldiers and their families.

I have a copy if anybody would like to have it. Send me a PM and I will post it to you.

Slight change, the two cemeteries in Paris, Montmartre Cemetery in the north, Père Lachaise in the east plus our own Highgate East and West in London are worth visiting. We had a guided tour of West Highgate and the guide explained the symbolism of the grave stones and tombs. The Bayeux War Cemetery also respects both Allied and German graves. RM recruits visit and place a remembrance cross.



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Re: Graveyards

Post by dodursley » Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:42 pm

One of the earliest WW1 war memorials was at Woodchester near Stroud, the picture is a page from our Armistice Challenge in 2018 .
A link to further info ... -memorial/
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Re: Graveyards

Post by Flintlock » Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:16 pm

gbags wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:16 pm
Flintlock wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:05 pm
Came across this grave yesterday evening.

Two brothers, both served in WW1 and both survived, between them awarded

Three DSO's
One MC
Three Croix De Guerre
Mentioned in Dispatches twelve times.

Returned home to Ireland and both killed in the Irish War of Independance

I agree that graveyards are very interesting as well as peaceful.

I’m not being flippant but I wonder if those officers were still serving the crown and killed by Irishmen or Irish patriots and killed by the Crown forces?

In Exeter there’s a Commonwealth War Grave with Allied airmen from all over the world, laid almost beside German airmen, which is pretty poignant.
Both were killed serving the Crown

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Re: Graveyards

Post by Flintlock » Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:19 pm

Richard Simpson Mark II wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:35 pm
The Irish war was a tangled web for sure.

This man's life (and death) is as good an example as any

British patriot and decorated soldier, Irish patriot, a martyr to the republican cause executed by the republic. Make sense of that!
Sums up the madness & pointlessness of the wars within Ireland

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Re: Graveyards

Post by MotoCP » Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:31 pm

On a lighter note and a lot further from home, I once visited the incredible rock hewn subterranean churches of Lalibela in Ethiopia.
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Whilst wandering around I was shown how they lay their priests to rest.

Space must have been at a premium (unless this chap actually had three legs!)
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Re: Graveyards

Post by Elmer J Fudd » Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:34 pm

Nigel wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:41 pm
There is a graveyard at the back of my house, quietest neighbours I've ever had :lol:
Aye, bet you thought you had tinnitus; it was actually the residents next door ringing their bells..... :lol:

I have a primary school over the back fence, you wouldn't believe some of the screams that come out of them (all in play) but gives you a jolt.

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