Monday, 12 January 2009

Ordinary people

Watching the hideous movie-documentary about the Battle of the Somme, I am reminded amidst statistics like ...19,000 men died...120,000 went over the top...that one of the mildest mannered people I knew was there.
He was a sunday school teacher when I knew him, a grocer who walked two miles to work every day...and two miles back each night.
he and his wife gave himself to the quiet life
That of course was only the first the end there were one million dead wounded and missing.

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