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Reminder - The Killing Fields

The Great War also remains a great warning. In the days of mass terrorism and nuclear proliferation, it is a reminder of what can happen when two causes collide, each armed with technologies of mass destruction and each driven by a blind faith in its own righteousness.
– John Lichfield, The killing fields of the First World War, 1 November 2008

The wind was cold, silently cold.

“There was an Eastern Front and a Western Front.”

Everywhere we looked there were crosses.

“There were machines. Ideas. Words. There where orders, goals and targets.”

The monument stood tall. It didn’t judge, just reminded.

“1914 – 1918. The Great War.”

The wind brought clouds and snowflakes started to fall. On us. And on the graves.