And Still Men Die

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Spare a thought, good people, for the two workers killed earlier today when a shell exploded on a construction site near Ieper (Ypres), and of their injured colleagues, one of whom is now in hospital fighting for his life. The Great War still claims victims to this day.

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7 Responses to And Still Men Die

  1. John says:

    A moment of silence observed.

  2. Dena Fanshawe nee Bullas says:

    Can’t tell you just how I felt when I read this. I wanted to share it with others! Thought you might have Facebook Page. I would have shared it if you had! Maybe something for consideration?

    • Magicfingers says:

      Thanks Dena. The number of post-war casualties, as Filip tells us in the comment below, is horrendous. Afa Facebook is concerned, well, you tell me exactly why it would be a good idea, and I’ll consider it. I have a personal Facebook page which I use bi-weekly or thereabouts, but I really don’t use or understand it as well as I should. Baldrick, of course, is an Ace Face. Perhaps we could persuade him…?

  3. Filip says:

    About 350 people (civilians) have died since the end of WWI, due to exploding shells in our region. Between Moorslede and Passendale, the Belgian army have already found 850 German gas-shells dating from 1917 (3rd Passendale) since March 6th, and they are still unearthing more and more. This war never ends…

  4. Magicfingers says:

    Too true, Filip, too true.

  5. John says:

    Could you tell us where the rusted artifact pictured at the top of the post is located? And, if you know what it was once part of?

    • Magicfingers says:

      Not sure exactly what it was used for, and not sure exactly where it is. By which I mean that when I took the picture it was in the grounds of the Passchendaele museum, but as that has been refurbished in recent times I couldn’t guarantee you that it is still there. Let’s hope it is, anyway.

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