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I think most people here know my thoughts, particularly as I'm the daughter of a Normandy Veteran. I couldn't be more proud of my father or others who stand up for what they believe. I too don't want any more wars but sometimes there's no choice (war on terror) and then there's peace to maintain
My mother is now 92 and she will be laying a poppy wreath on Sunday on behalf of the France and Germany Star, as she's done for the last 5 years, having taken the duty over from my father.
No-one in the UK is expected or forced to wear a poppy or participate in the 2 minutes' silence. That's called freedom of choice and I also would like my views respected. Thank you.
As a Brother in the R.A.O.B. (Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes) we take a toast to absent Brethren each Lodge night, this also includes all her majesty's Armed Forces near and far
I noticed more poppies being worn here this year than in the past. Maybe I was just looking out for them.
I didn't wear one, mostly because I didn't find any for sale in the public places I went at the times I was there. This is a side effect of keeping odd hours.
Pleased to say the whole lab came to a standstill at 11am.
Remembering, and grateful.
The whole court building stopped for the two minutes silence.
mom is german and was still a kid during the war, so she's got a different point of view about it, including the air attacks on german cities.
still, war is a terrible thing for everyone. all around.
BTW, mom and i were in the turkey 2 years ago and visited the Galpoli peninsula which is now an international peace park, and the graves and memorials. I still cry when i think about it, it was very poignant.
there were awful air attacks on British cities too - it's not called a Blitzkrieg for nothing...
The point is that, especially people in and/or connected to the forces, remember ALL people who suffered in the war, from whichever side.
*nods in complete agreement with Sho*
Excuse me, but the Blitz ( = lightning) in Blitzkrieg refers to the speed with which the German invaders moved forward, running down any defenders
Simply saying "The Blitz" is understood in the UK and the US as a reference to the aerial bombardment of the major cities of the UK by the Germans, early during WW II.
"Blitzkrieg", in the German, as applied to martial efforts like those of the invasion of Poland and the invasion of France that led to Dunkirk, is usually simply referred to as 'lightning war' in the English.
heroics and atrocities were committed on bot sides
why can't warmongers settle things by dueling or playing chess?... oh, wait. the armaments and muntition companies would be out of business.
yes, I know but there's an explanation in the next post.
I'm not sure if there's a word in German to describe the English bombing of places like Dresden but I do know there is a great history (well, 60 years or so of it) of people on the "allied" side being totally shocked and horrified by it.
Many people have suggested that putting more of the money on Space exploration would pay better long term returns without inconveniencing the arms manufacturers.
re 12 & 14: Okay, we are on the same page then
I know the bombings of English cities is referred to as The Blitz, but I have never heard a special German word describing the bombings of German cities either