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Friday November 11th 2011    Tim Candler

     Difficult to be around Poppy Day without venturing toward political statements, or using the word profiteer.  At the end of the First World War, German soldiers began to lose their fighting spirit, they'd sabotage the trains taking them to the front line.  And male citizens suspected of disaffection were also sent to the front line. The power and the glory, I guess.

 

 Interesting thing during the blitz.  Winston Churchill while touring the damage received a two fingered 'F... Off' from a citizen. He thought it a V for Victory.  It is the case, more often than not, those with much power are more easily deluded than those with much less.  "Yes," they look in the mirror, "I can win."  And afterwards we all remember the dead.

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