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The Great Peace

Click here to hear the author read his words: The Great Peace The pain surprises me. The rain falls steadily, but it is not the cause of the pain. The wind blows briskly, but it is not the cause of … Continue reading

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Man’s Inhumanity to Man Makes Countless Thousands Mourn*

I have seen them in many parts of the world. From Scotland to Canada and the USA. From France to Australia. Each one rips at my soul. But the saddest thing about War Memorials, strangely enough, is not the heart-breaking … Continue reading

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Man’s Inhumanity to Man Makes Countless Thousands Mourn*

I have seen them in many parts of the world. From Scotland to Canada and the USA. From France to Australia. Each one rips at my soul. But the saddest thing about War Memorials, strangely enough, is not the heart-breaking … Continue reading

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AnElephant Never Forgets

Today, November 11th, is Remembrance Day in many parts of the world, including Great Britain, the Commonwealth, France, Belgium, Germany and Poland. In the USA it is known as Veterans Day. On this day, the anniversary of the official end … Continue reading

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Entranced in France

AnElephantCant spend too much time here He really must leave far too soon But he’ll give you a feel For this lovely wee ville With some pictures he took in Bethune In the Departement Pas-de-Calais It was bombarded during World … Continue reading

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