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We shall remember them.

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One hundred years ago today the armistice came into effect to end the First World War.

16 million people died in what was termed 'The War to end all Wars'. 

The war was so horrific it was thought no more wars would ever be fought. Sadly, that never came to pass.  

"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; 
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. 
At the going down of the sun and in the morning 
We will remember them."

 

Lest we forget.

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My Grandpa was a involved for years in the Kokoda campaign during WWII.  Some of the stories he told of the nightmare they all went through was eye opening.  Thank you Grandpa for your sacrifice and help giving us the freedoms we enjoy today.

I'll never forget what you did for us all.

/Salute

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Heard the family legends about my Great-Grandpa,

 

Story goes, he was drafted and sent to France by 1918. Got gassed by the Germans 3 times with faulty/no gas mask, and ended up finishing the war fighting heroine addiction. 

Finally kicked the habit by the end of the 30's and lived to see the first moon walk in mostly good health the rest of his life. 

 

Everyone agreed, he was a tough old b@#$!$d.

 

A salute to all those tough old  b@#$!$ds from all the nations who fought. You truly changed the world, in some ways more than any other generation.

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No Aussies were drafted, voted twice against it. Those votes split the country. So your Grandpa enlisted.

Lest We Forget.

 

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Took my 14 year old daughter to They Shall Not Grow Old today

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/nov/10/the-faces-are-unbelievable-peter-jackson-on-they-shall-not-grow-old

Amazing work by Peter Jackson and Weta. Pretty harrowing film, was hard for her to watch. If you get a chance, see it. 

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