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happy? – Nov 11 (Armistice)

Abby Sale 11 Nov 05 - 07:29 AM
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Subject: happy? – Nov 11 (Armistice)
From: Abby Sale
Date: 11 Nov 05 - 07:29 AM

On November 11, 1918, the Armistice was signed. Poppies were worn as the flower of remembrance, a reminder of the blood-red flower which still grows on the site of battles fought in France and Belgium. Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, during the terrible bloodshed of the second battle of Ypres, in the spring of 1915, wrote of these flowers which lived on among the graves of dead sol-diers.

        In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
        Between the crosses, row on row,
        That mark our place; and in the sky
        The larks, still bravely singing, fly
        Scarce heard amid the guns below.

                "In Flanders Fields"

ALSO:
Melbourne: Ned Kelly hanged 11/11/1880:
        Farewell to home in Greta, to my sister Kate farewell. / It grieves my heart to leave you, but here I cannot dwell.
            "Ned Kelly's Farewell to Greta," Ron Edwards, Great Australian Folk Songs

Copyright © 2005, Abby Sale - all rights reserved
What are Happy's all about? See Clicky


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Subject: RE: happy? – Nov 11 (Armistice)
From: MuddleC
Date: 11 Nov 05 - 07:43 AM

see thread >>BS: Veterans' (Armistice) Day - moderated<<


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Subject: RE: happy? – Nov 11 (Armistice)
From: Tannywheeler
Date: 11 Nov 05 - 12:15 PM

"...And the old men still answer the call;
But, year after year,
Their numbers get fewer--
Soon no one will march there at all...."

I think this song was specifying the battle of Gallipolli, during THE GREAT WAR. How right/wrong am I?       Tw


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Subject: RE: happy? – Nov 11 (Armistice)
From: Abby Sale
Date: 11 Nov 05 - 04:53 PM

Right. Same war, I'm sure you knew. WW I


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Subject: RE: happy? – Nov 11 (Armistice)
From: Snuffy
Date: 11 Nov 05 - 06:12 PM

And the last Australian WWI veteran died a month or so ago, so now Australia has no old men to answer the call.

But Britain's oldest veteran, 109-year-old Henry Allingham, laid a wreath in France at the first permanent memorial to British airmen who served on the Western Front.


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Subject: RE: happy? – Nov 11 (Armistice)
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 11 Nov 05 - 10:39 PM

My grandfather was a WW1 vet. I wrote this song with him in mind. Today I sang it at our local Legion as I have done for the past few years.
         Slainte,
             Sandy


                THE SOLDIER'S TRIBUTE
   

    NOW THE SHELLS ARE COMING FAST, HEAR THE CANNON'S MIGHTY BLAST
    SEE THE MINE EXPLODING OVER THERE
   YOU CAN HEAR THE WOUNDED MOAN OUT THERE WHERE THE BULLETS ROAM
   OH WHAT A BURDEN THE POOR SOLDIER BEARS

    NOW THE SOLDIER STOOD ALONE AND THOUGHT OF HIS NATIVE HOME
    OF HIS WIFE WHO'S WAITING FOR HIM FAR AWAY
    HE THOUGHT OF HIS LITTLE GIRL WITH HER SILKY GOLDEN CURLS
    BUT WAR WAS ON AND SO HE HAD TO STAY

    THE SUN HAS SET; THE DAY IS DONE; WORK IS OVER; WAR IS WON!
    SOON YOU WILL BE GOING HOME ONCE MORE
    AND THE SHADOWS ON THE TRAIL SEEM TO STAND ERECT AND HAIL
    THE SOLDIER WHO IS MARCHING HOME FROM WAR

    YOU HAVE LIVED THROUGH THAT GREAT FIGHT, AND YOU'RE GOING HOME   
    TONIGHT
    WITH YOUR WIFE AND LITTLE GIRL YOU'LL BE
    YOU DESERVE TO GET THE REST; IN THE FIGHT YOU'VE DONE YOUR BEST
    IT'S MEN LIKE YOU WHO KEEP OUR COUNTRY FREE
   
       (C) 1996
       A.McLean
a.mclean@ns.sympatico.ca


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Subject: RE: happy? – Nov 11 (Armistice)
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Nov 05 - 09:17 AM

Beautiful Sandy.
Snuffy!
We in Canada have 5 left from WW1


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Subject: RE: happy? – Nov 11 (Armistice)
From: The Walrus
Date: 12 Nov 05 - 09:35 AM

"...Poppies were worn as the flower of remembrance, a reminder of the blood-red flower which still grows on the site of battles fought in France and Belgium..."

I recall reading that, in France, the flower of Rememberence is the Cornflower, rather than the poppy.
Can somebody confirm (or deny) this please?

Walrus


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