At The Eleventh Hour On The Eleventh Day Of The Eleventh Month
In 1918 silence fell across the Battlefields of the Great War or First World War. At Eleven ‘O’ clock please join the two minute silence to remember those, who in times of peace and conflict, gave and still give their service for our protection and safety. Both for those who returned and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
This is especially important this year as many of us will have and are still seeing military personnel deployed in a battle on the home front.
THE BELGIAN ARMY IN LIEGE 2020
The Last Post At The Menin Gate, Ieper 2020
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
Such a lovely post Prefectdt, joining you in grattitude and appreciation of all those who have and continue to serve in our allied forces and their families.
Thank you Roz.
Thank you for a wonderful post. What an absolute waste of life fighting World War One. The goals of empire and colonies to exploit is so disgraceful. At least it rid the world of many kings ruling empires, but sadly, the winners kept their royalty.
And on top of all that, it was the poor peace accords from that war that created the international situation that exploded in World War II.
So very true. Wilson held out against England and France, then was sick. Reports now seem to indicate that he had the “Spanish flu”, which left him in a weakened state, so he gave in. Another disaster was disregarding the fervent requests of Ho Chi Minh from Vietnam, wanting freedom. Instead, no, it remained a French colony
I rate Wilson as one of the great presidents but I think that he gets forgotten about a lot because he was also a boring president. Unfortunately effective is not always entertaining.
Yet he surrendered to England and France, and that, as you say, directly lead to world war two, and so many problems because England divided up The Arab area.
Our history, including Belgium’s, is very sad
I don’t see it that he surrendered to anyone except the isolationists in congress that prevented the USA from joining and being a leading force in the League of Nations, that he was mostly responsible for the initial idea of inaugurating as an organisation. Leaving it to be misused by the old colonial powers.
The Sykes Picot accord was a massive mistake that we are still suffering from and will continue to for decades at least.