|Fearlessness and futility ... Wikipedia's reminder of the appalling cost in human life of the first world war. Thanks to Wikipedia for the painting by Georges Scott - L'Illustration & RMN, Public Domain, Link|
While society remembers the astonishing number of people who fought in the first world war, and the huge number who died in the horrendous 1914-18 battles, let me pass on the message from a fighter who survived.
Richard illustrates his short documentary with a number of photographs taken on the battlefields.
Among the men caught by the cameras was the brother of Richard's grandfather.
Lest we forget? All I want to do is forget ...
The message that his grandfather offered more than 50 years ago, and has lived with Richard since childhood, was decidedly sardonic. 'Lest we forget? All I want to do is forget.'
Richard had some kind words for the Sailing to Purgatory blog.
'I really find your blog inspiring and I would like with your permission to share it on my Facebook page.' Thanks very much, Richard.
Thanks very much for visiting the mostly Tuesday and Thursday blogs for my ocean adventure book, Sailing to Purgatory, which are introduced each time on Facebook Facebook dot com/Sailingtopurgatory and on Blogger,