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Old 5th November 2014, 07:30 PM
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Default The poppies at the tower of london.

anyone been?
i went monday night and must admit it made me cry.
a stunning sight.
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Old 5th November 2014, 07:50 PM
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Id love to go lozza but a bit too busy at the moment.
but yes what a fantastic sight it is.
I had tears when we visited Omaha cemetery and bayeaux, thiepval and a few others.


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Old 5th November 2014, 10:51 PM
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I was really moved by Robert Fisk's account of why his dad (a WW1 survivor) wore a poppy - not the hypocrisy that's surrounds it now with our politicians, celebrities etc:

WWI Centenary: My father threw away his poppy in disgust - Comment - Voices - The Independent
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I think it's lovely. Not been since it's been finished but went a few weeks ago when it was nearly there.
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I'd like to go up and see it.
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It looks beautiful as a work of art and is very poignant, just wish as said above that insincere politicians would not and use it to glorify war for a current agenda and" to be seen"
I guess it will affect everyone differently - it looks stunning and what a beautiful idea
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Old 10th November 2014, 04:10 PM
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It looks beautiful as a work of art and is very poignant, just wish as said above that insincere politicians would not and use it to glorify war for a current agenda and" to be seen"
I guess it will affect everyone differently - it looks stunning and what a beautiful idea

Nicely put Farida.

Politicians all too happy to send these young men to fight an impossible war but would never send their own sons and daughters to these unwinnable conflicts to die...............
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Sorry Saad....

Theodore "Ted" Roosevelt III (generally known as Theodore, Jr.) (September 13, 1887 – July 12, 1944) was an American political, business and military leader. He was the eldest son of President Theodore Roosevelt and Edith Roosevelt.

Roosevelt was instrumental in the forming of the American Legion in 1919. He later served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Governor of Puerto Rico (1929–32), Governor-General of the Philippines (1932–33), Chairman of the Board of American Express Company, and Vice-President at Doubleday Books, and as a Brigadier General in the United States Army. He died in France a month after leading the first wave of troops at Utah Beach during the Normandy landings in 1944, an action which earned him the Medal of Honor.

but I do agree in principle... its nearly always someone elses child...

oh and just cos ive been and seen... hes buried at Omaha cemetery

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Theodore "Ted" Roosevelt III (generally known as Theodore, Jr.) (September 13, 1887 – July 12, 1944) was an American political, business and military leader. He was the eldest son of President Theodore Roosevelt and Edith Roosevelt.

Roosevelt was instrumental in the forming of the American Legion in 1919. He later served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Governor of Puerto Rico (1929–32), Governor-General of the Philippines (1932–33), Chairman of the Board of American Express Company, and Vice-President at Doubleday Books, and as a Brigadier General in the United States Army. He died in France a month after leading the first wave of troops at Utah Beach during the Normandy landings in 1944, an action which earned him the Medal of Honor.

but I do agree in principle... its nearly always someone elses child...

oh and just cos ive been and seen... hes buried at Omaha cemetery

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Agree with you there Ani but I was thinking of the likes of Thatcher, Blair, Bush (Sr. & Jr.) and Cameron.

The likes of MacMillan; Wilson and Heath fought in WW2 and knew the reality of war so were wise not to get involved in Vietnam etc.....
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Its so sad to think that each poppy represents a life lost
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