Dulce et Decorum est

by David Swatton November. 11, 2007 3762 views

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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Persi Burzo 9 years, 10 months ago

i love the angle...
very good :)

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David Cardona 9 years, 11 months ago

Touching. Great take and deep thougs. A very special post -as usual- Well done!

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Jenn 9 years, 11 months ago

Thank you for the photo and the reminder.

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Freyja 9 years, 11 months ago

Great capture!!

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Miclaud 9 years, 11 months ago

Peace in the world!!!

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Alicehume 9 years, 11 months ago

Very poignant. Thanks for helping us to remember all those lost to war, no matter where they were from.

9 years, 11 months ago Edited
Jet28 9 years, 11 months ago

Moving post ...

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