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    The long toll of the brave
    Is not lost in darkness
    Over the fruitful earth
    And athwart the seas
    Hath passed the light of noble deeds
    Unquenchable forever.

  • #2
    A great story and it is too bad that there is not more of this going on. What will happen 10 years from now...hopefully people will not forget the sacrifice of those who gave all.
    "War is sorrowful, but there is one thing infinitely more horrible than the worst horrors of war, and that is the feeling that nothing is worth fighting for..."
    -- Harper's Weekly, December 31, 1864

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    • #3
      Touching story.
      As for the continuity: many school classes in Holland take care of war graves...
      BoRG

      You may not be interested in War, but War is interested in You - Leon Trotski, June 1919.

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      • #4
        Collaborators and whiners.
        Signing out.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Full Monty View Post
          Collaborators and whiners.
          Kevin, I find your post incorrect, insulting and sadly lacking in good taste.
          BoRG

          You may not be interested in War, but War is interested in You - Leon Trotski, June 1919.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Full Monty View Post
            Collaborators and whiners.
            We've seen you much more inspired than that FM.....

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Full Monty View Post
              Collaborators and whiners.
              You mean like the Princess Irene brigade?
              Winnie says
              ---------------------------------
              "He fell out of a Gestapo car, over a bridge, and onto a railway line. Then was run over by the Berlin Express.

              It was an Accident."
              Herr Flick.

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              • #8
                I know what happened, Full Monty and Von Richter have exchanged body and forum account!

                FM sentence here is a pure Von Richterism!

                kelt
                Last edited by kelt06; 15 May 10, 04:58.

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                • #9
                  Sorry FM, I normally enjoy your posts but in this case

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                  • #10
                    I don't think any country comes close to the Dutch in remembering and honouring those that sacrificed to liberate their country...

                    ...and they make sure their children and grand-children remember as well. Every Christmas, Dutch school children place a candle in front of each grave at Holton War Cemetery.

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                    • #11
                      Theres always an Explination.

                      Give FM a go,you never know what he knows,he may know something we dont know.


                      I do think it is very nice of the Dutch too remember all the the fallen Allies and how they taught the next Dutch generation too pay respect/honour of the ones that saved there country,its very thoughtful of the Dutch.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by kelt06 View Post
                        I know what happened, Full Monty and Von Richter have exchanged body and forum account, FM sentence was a pure Von Richterism!

                        kelt


                        The long toll of the brave
                        Is not lost in darkness
                        Over the fruitful earth
                        And athwart the seas
                        Hath passed the light of noble deeds
                        Unquenchable forever.

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                        • #13
                          Visit a War Memorial in our Country and you'll find the sentinal's rifle smashed off and the fallen's names desecrated by vile graffiti... recently the 'Dambusters' Memorial at Woodhall Spa suffered this vey same treatment.
                          Visit Arnhem in Holland and you will find superbly looked after monuments to foriegn soldiers who fell in liberating them. In the woods, miles from anywhere, are to be found simple marker posts detailing who fought and fell there. All are clean, tidy, and have fresh flowers round them. The Memorial to 1st A/B Div's Recce Squadron has green (Regimental colours) and yellow blooms around it's base.

                          Like I said above... best of the bunch.

                          The long toll of the brave
                          Is not lost in darkness
                          Over the fruitful earth
                          And athwart the seas
                          Hath passed the light of noble deeds
                          Unquenchable forever.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Heidi View Post
                            Give FM a go,you never know what he knows,he may know something we dont know.
                            He's probably aware that nearly 50,000 Dutch citizens served in the German army during WW2, but his remark was tasteless and offensive in the context of the thread.
                            Last edited by redcoat; 15 May 10, 04:01.

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                            • #15
                              He's probably aware that nearly 50,000 Dutch citizens served in the German army during WW2
                              Well, there you go,FM has got the right too be angry at some past Dutch people,even though ,they must have done this by the fear of there lives.
                              The modern Dutch people dont deserve any bad remarks.

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