Monday, February 19, 2007

Did you hear this news story about the pardoning and susbsequent adding to the memorial of two World War One soldiers? I was really moved to tears, watching Harry Farr's daughter , who is 94, saying that justice has finally been done.

It seems remarkably unfair that it's taken nearly ninety years to fix this; apparently lots of soldiers were shot for what we would now call PTSD. Facile, I know, but war and all its associated actions just don't do it for me.

I particularly like the last line of the local paper piece: "the soldiers' names will be carved on to the war memorial this summer." Because right now, in the photos, anyway, it just looks like they've sellotaped a piece of paper to the memorial.

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