Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The boys did win that war

Always it is the extreme youth of the First World War soldiers that I find most striking.  They were boys mostly.  It is important we remember them as they often had no children to remember them (they were children themselves).

Complex iconography in this stained glass window commemorating the end of the First World War.  But notice the two archangels - on the left proclaiming Peace, on the right proclaiming Victory.  The boys did win that war, whatever the current revisionists might tell you.

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