World War II

armistice 100 they shall not grow old

Armistice 100: They shall not grow old…

Black and white is another world: they do not feel because there are no tears; where blood is grey, there is no pain. The grainy ghosts are trapped in trenches or hanging on the old barbed wire. We've seen them,…

We will remember them, won't we?

  We will remember them. We intone it ritually every year. We even make a chronological covenant: 'At the going down of the sun and in the morning..' There have…