Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veterans Day

Veterans Day 2014.  My friend Justinian posted a link to Passchendaele,  Up to 800,000 dead and 11 nations on the battlefield.  It's not glorious, despite the ending scene.  It's horrible.  It's a hand to hand fight in mud and blood with rocks and knives and hands that makes you understand why Armistice Day is so important in Europe.

And here's Shell Shock 1914-1918, a fitting documentary to ponder on Veterans Day and a testament to the fact that war isn't always hardest on the body.

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