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Thread #104524 Message #2142157
Posted By: alanabit
06-Sep-07 - 02:27 AM
Thread Name: BS: Ypres 90 years on
Subject: RE: BS: Ypres 90 years on
A couple of weeks back, I was at the Imperial War Museum. I went through the exhibit, which tried to recreate, "The Trench Experience". Of course, there was no way to include the noise, the filth, the screams, the boredom, the terror and all the other things the men were expected to endure. Yet somehow, just the smell of the rubber took you that little bit closer. Hand written letters. Real men writing about the normal mundane aspects of life - pretending they were on holiday... I bet there are still letters like that coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan. No wonder those men sincerely hoped that their war would end all wars.