Thursday 8 December 2016

Hypocrisy and learning 100-year-old lessons on on war

Published 06/08/2014 | 02:30

Crosses are seen at the cemetery outside the WWI Douaumont ossuary near Verdun, northeastern France. Reuters
Crosses are seen at the cemetery outside the WWI Douaumont ossuary near Verdun, northeastern France. Reuters

The band played Waltzing Matilda, and I'm sure there will be many more poignant pieces of music played with moments of silence observed in remembrance of the men women and children who died.

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Some gave their lives fighting for what they thought was right, while the others were casualties of this senseless battle.

This all may have happened 100 years ago, so are we any the better off as a result of it?

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