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One hundred years

Yesterday I saw this on the Facebook page of musician Richard Thompson.


Very moving tribute on the anniversary of The Battle Of The Somme, enacted all over Britain.Participants dressed in WW1 uniforms, standing or sitting quietly. If spoken to, they hand you a card that says their, name, rank, and when they were killed. Photo is from King Cross Station today.

I shared it, because I too found the idea very moving, and it reminded me of a song.
But we’ll talk later of the song. Continue reading