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Passchendaele and beyond.

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Passchendaele and beyond.

"We must not see Passchendaele through the fog of a belief in a false idea of heroism. We must record the lesson"

Wise words from Paul Flynn MP on this the saddest of days when I think of two great uncles of mine who fell and never returned.

All views expressed are my own but you can express them too if you want to be right about everything like I am.
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Re: Passchendaele and beyond.

@Minivanman We don't regret having visited " Wipers" in 2000 - definitely something eerie about the place and SWMBO wouldn't get out of the car at Menin arch.

Back in 1954/55 I was stationed at REME workshop in Colchester and worked with civvies in the instrument repair section. One had lost a leg at Flanders and had tin replacement and another had been gassed. Neither talked about it much.

Best not mention Roy James who also worked there and made my mum a broach.