War

WWI Wednesday: The Care of the Dead

[The WAACs] look after the gallant dead, who are lying in the soil for which they fought. Between the pines and the gleaming river with its sandy shoals are the rows of crosses, sparkling, the ash grey wood of them, in the effulgence of the spring light, making hundreds of points of brightness above the …

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War

Armistice Day, 1920: Homecoming of the Unknown Warrior

The war brought many a great funeral ceremony to England and France, but the whole world’s history had never witnessed such a funeral as that which each of these two countries held on Nov. 11, 1920. The second anniversary of Armistice Day had come and each nation had elected, as the most solemn consecration for …

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