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Field Marshal

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About a week ago the last surviving veteran to have participated in the famous christmas truce died in Newtyle, Scotland at the age of 109, his name was Alfred Anderson he served with the British army

Let us not to forget that even in barbarity fo war human nature of compasion is always strong the christmas truce is by far one of the warmest stories to come out of the war
and I think its only fair that we honor it by not forgetting

God bless him








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You are so right Eugene, While we may all be interested in the vehicles of War, Let us not ever forget those men, (In any War) that gave there lives fighting for what they believed in. God Bless Them All, And God Bless all those who went own and shaped our respected countries.and are still doing so.


God Bless you all as well, whether or not you are religious, or what ever your faith is a little goodness never hurts


{Mr.Alfred Anderson may you rest in peace you have fought the good fight.}


All The Best


Tim R.



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Absolutely. My own interest in all this was sparked by a conversation with my great-uncle, who was a PoW in 1918. The last Australian to take part died a few weeks ago, and (this will interest Peter K) a man who was in the Austro-Hungarian Army in the Great War has just died in England at the age of 111. So he was 20 in 1914. He went on to fight for Polish independence against the Soviets and was still in the Polish army when Hitler invaded.


As the number of survivors falls into single figures in the UK, there are calls for each of them to be given a state funeral when the time comes. http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,6903,1664649,00.html


Terribly sad, and hard to believe that they will soon all be gone.



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Thank you, Eugene, for the timely reminder. A story that brings a lump to my throat whenever I hear it.

There's a very fine folk singer named John McCutcheon, who did a terrific song on the Christmas Truce a few years ago: "Christmas in the Trenches," done as a reminiscence by a British soldier. Rounder Records is the label. You can hear it:

http://music.yahoo.com/track/1099422

Not a dry eye in the house. I guarantee it.

A Christmas truce to all,

sf

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.... Amen, .. let it be said.....

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