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    They thought the yanks were babaric.

    World War I, US forces deploy the Winchester Model 1897 short barrel, pump action shotgun, or M97 Trench Gun, to devestating effect — each round of buckshot ammunition contained nine 00 (.33-caliber) pellets. So devestating in fact, that Imperial Germany formally protests the US’s use of this barbaric weapon. From a period political cartoon, Uncle Sam laughs off the Kaiser’s protest, pointing out the extensive list of barbaric actions taken by Germany.

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    Good share mate and thank you


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    A four minute video to be respected by everyone. Show it to your children, grandchildren and gt grandchildren.

    https://youtu.be/FFav8-49XNo

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    hi peter yes it is a challenging scene to see .......row after row ......before any government declares war they should all have to spend a week in a bleedin tent in that area.....and see what they say thenregards cappy

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    To Pete Re #23.
    Thank you for entering such a well worded post emphasizing lots of 'feeling'.

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    I agree with you Kieth "for what?". Our politicians have the habit of taking our population into wars, but never ever having to take part themselves. They are experts at sticking their noses into other countries problems and taking us into wars that are none of our business. They use properganda and rely on peer bullying to get the population motivated. In answer to your "for what", we are fast losing our freedom of speech to minority groups obsessions which have established themselves within our society with compliments from the lives lost fighting for the very freedom they seek to silence.

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    Hi Peter. Just like yourself but on a coach driving down the motorway to Paris and passing the Canadian Memorial at Vimy Ridge not knowing what it was till enquires were made. We also notice small cemeteries of war graves along the route. In 2005 we took a tour of the WW1 Battle Fields, it really was an eye-opener. The Canadian Memorial at Vimy Ridge is impressive. At Tyne Cot is the largest British cemetery. Twelve Thousand graves and the rear screen contains the names of more than Sixty Thousand men with no know grave. " Known unto God" was one of the first we saw from our local regiment. Have a few photos to post.
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    Like others I have visited various war graves in a number of countries.
    But two stick in my mind, the one in Thailand at Cantchembury and the South Korean one.

    I have seen grown men weep there and am not ashamed to say I was one.

    Yes, if politicians were to study some of them then maybe they would not be in such a hurry to see the future generation of their country slaughtered as so many have been.

    But the hardest one to understand is the providing of armaments to some of the Mid East countries just so they can keep killing each other
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    About thirty years back I stood on Lone Pine Hill at Gallipoli - it is a place of courage and sacrifice for New Zealand. There are war graves, carefully tended, but not all have a marker. I saw. among the shrubbery around the margin, that bits of bone protruded from the dry earth.
    As we stood and contemplated, a little group of New Zealanders arrived. I picked up a pine cone and offered it with the words: 'Take this home and grow it in your garden as a memorial' but it was declined. She smiled and thanked me, 'But it would be against the law to smuggle an alien species into NZ.'
    At Helles Point, on the southern tip of the peninsula, are the graves of the first Allied losses. As we came away we passed a stout old man who wheeled a barrow that held a huge pumpkin. The elderly Turk set down his barrow to gave us a smart salute.
    Kamal Ataturk declared the whole area a war grave, the Turks have few cemetaries - most are buried where they fell.
    These places are worth visiting, but you can expect a hard and aching lump in the throat, and moist cheeks.
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    Victoria, go to the war cemetry in Thailand and see the ages of some there.
    They are laid out in order of age and it starts at 14.
    But during the war it was not unusual for some to lie about their age just to get into the services.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fouro View Post
    As this topic is more or less based on Military happenings, it would be interesting to find out the number of members amongst us who have actually served in HM Armed Forces.

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    In later years I had the honour and privilege of serving with this famous regiment.
    Click html to view the regiment's memorial and other interesting photos.

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