Sunday, November 09, 2008

Pro patria mori

Sometimes, a simple fact really brings the scale of the death toll of the First World War back to you. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is embarking on a project to sharpen up the weathered engravings on the grave stones across France and Belgium. It isn't the fact that across those two countries alone, there are almost a thousand sites, but that the process is scheduled to take 28 years.
And then they'll start on the Second World War graves.

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