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    Ypres, 1915

    The comfort of peace
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    subject to war's horrors
    none should have to suffer!

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    Those remnants of the beautiful Cathedral & Cloth Hall you can see have all been wonderfully reserected & just to the right is a tranqil British Military Cemetery , which I have visited . Ron

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Ham View Post
    Those remnants of the beautiful Cathedral & Cloth Hall you can see have all been wonderfully reserected & just to the right is a tranqil British Military Cemetery , which I have visited . Ron
    Thanks, Ron. Yes I have been to Ypres and it is amazing what they have done to reconstruct the old town. I was there on a school trip to Bruges in the early Sixties.

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    Very nice Chris,


    Ruined churches; Phoenixes
    every one of them all,
    Where the church bells once shared
    their majestorial communion,
    they are now silent,
    the sniper furnishes his nest with
    clips of deadly silence, an anti-christ
    aloft; his is for the taking of life,
    and yet there is still grace
    in those places we call hell
    Hope, everlasting.


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    Nice, Dazza.

    I don't know if you have the 1920's TV series "Boardwalk Empire" over there yet... it's about gangsters and corruption in Atlantic City, New Jersey and features among other characters the young Al Capone and Lucky Luciano. It has been on HBO here in the U.S. for the last couple of months. In any case, a couple of the characters in the show are veterans of World War I. One is a sniper who wears a mask because half his face was shot off. There are some tremendously strong scenes in the show, one in which the sniper shoots a man sitting in a bar from a room on the other side of the street.

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    Hi Chris, thanks.

    I don't think the HBO series has reached here yet? I'll have to look out for it. I always thought lofty white towers were a place of refuge for utopias and dangerous ideas. Libraries were once placed very high, away from earthy realities below. The sniper has some of this detachment. Remember those famous scenes in Saving Private Ryan, a little prayer, a squeeze of the trigger. Man run amok; man playing god.

    Cheers,

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