Archive for November 11, 2011

Armistice Day

Posted: November 11, 2011 in England, Historical, notes

 A Peace Tea in the East End of London celebrating the hard won victories of 1918. Virtually every family in this photograph had lost either a husband, a father, a brother, or a son, but sadly a generation later would be forced to fight again. 

The anguish of the earth absolves our eyes

Till beauty shines in all that we can see

War is our scourge; yet war has made us wise

And fighting for our freedom, we are free.

From Absolution by Siegfried Sassoon