Dulce et Decorum est
- Posted Nov. 11, 2007 by David Swatton in Landscape. Viewed 3582 times
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Dulce et Decorum est Pro patria mori.
Wilfred Owen called it “the old lie” back in 1918 in his staggering poem from The Great War and today we are still questioning the reasons why young men and women continue to have to die in seemingly futile wars. Apparently this is progress.
Today is Remembrance Sunday. The picture is of a churchyard in a Lincolnshire village which also contains a small military cemetary and in this tiny plot the universality of death is so poignantly made - there are graves of British, Australian, Canadian and German airmen - comrades and adversaries, all equal in the end.
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