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In Memorium

On Sunday most of the world will celebrate Armistice Sunday in rememberance of those who lost their lives in the World Wars I and II, as well as in other conflicts that have happened since.

On 7th.October I featured a picture of the steeple at Belton Church near us, http://brianaw.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Belton_Steeple_/ , and below the steeple on the churchyard wall is the village war memorial.

The people of the village leave the wreaths laid on Armistice Sunday in place for the following 12 months and this was taken during the summer. It is sad to note that, even in a small village like this, 10 young men lost their lives in the 1st.World War, was there anywhere untouched by the conflict? Fortunately there do not appear to be any names from World War II.

Depsite all this sadness I hope you all have an enjoyable and peaceful weekend.

 

 

 

In Memorium

On Sunday most of the world will celebrate Armistice Sunday in rememberance of those who lost their lives in the World Wars I and II, as well as in other conflicts that have happened since.

On 7th.October I featured a picture of the steeple at Belton Church near us, http://brianaw.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Belton_Steeple_/ , and below the steeple on the churchyard wall is the village war memorial.

The people of the village leave the wreaths laid on Armistice Sunday in place for the following 12 months and this was taken during the summer. It is sad to note that, even in a small village like this, 10 young men lost their lives in the 1st.World War, was there anywhere untouched by the conflict? Fortunately there do not appear to be any names from World War II.

Depsite all this sadness I hope you all have an enjoyable and peaceful weekend.

 

 

 

comments (14)

  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 7 Nov 2008, 01:02
On the 11November Australians celerbrate Remberance day.
Brian Walbey: We have the national ceremonies on the Sunday nearest the 11th.vintage but people still remember on the 11th.
The senseless slaughter of the first world war still makes me very angry and upset. Sadly we are still seeking to solve problems by means of war. Will we ever learn?
Brian Walbey: I agree Bill, and I don't think we ever will learn, there is still too much strife throughout the world.
  • Tracy
  • Staffs Moorlands
  • 7 Nov 2008, 08:02
No we will never learn and how sad is thatsad
Love the image Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your comment Tracy.
Lovely image
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chris, what a shame this and other tragic events have happened for the world to remember.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 7 Nov 2008, 09:26
Great tribute, love how you did the selective colouring, strong picture.
It is always good not to forget.....
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid, the selective colouring is done using Tint Photo Editor, a freebie download via Google. No doubt your parents generation have good reason not to forget the events a fewyears before you were born.
All wars and associated casualties are a disaster, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Your so right Chad, and yet our politicians still get us involved in them against our will.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Nov 2008, 10:20
The selective colouring is very appropriate here Brian. A strong image, but a sad one.
Ingrid
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ingrid, the selective colouring is done using Tint Photo Editor, a free download via Google.
  • mikedi
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Nov 2008, 11:45
We came across something similar in the Yorkshire/Lancashire Dales in a tiny village in the middle of nowhere. There was a memorial for 4 lost in WW1. Nice shot - what colour was the plague?
Brian Walbey: No doubt there are countless other small villages with memorials like these Mike, I doubt hardly anywhere escaped losing people in World War 1. Thanks for your comment.
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Nov 2008, 17:12
A strikingly presented picture.

You've said much the same as I've tried to say in my picture for 11th. It's hard to explain it somehow. The lists of names seem so small compared with the size of towns today that they seem almost insignificant, but for the little communities it was devastating. It's often he fittest and best, and most honourable, who were lost.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ellie, I agree with all you say. I've posted another picture in the same vein for the 11th.on Tuesday.
Quite a strong image with the selective colouring Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your comment Richard
brilliant image Brian, one of the best use of selective color i have seen mateysmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tim, I used Tint Photo Editor, afreebie download to do this.
  • Alan
  • Southampton, on the sunny south coast of England.
  • 9 Nov 2008, 09:00
Very fitting, Brian, and a good tribute to those real heroes, alas a term abused these days.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan, I am posting another one in the same vein for Tuesday which is the 11th.
  • graham pickett
  • SOUTHSEA (G.B) ENGLAND
  • 9 Nov 2008, 11:56
Just observed the 11:00 silence,before sending you a thank you for producing such an excellent posting,well done Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Graham, I am posting another similar to this on the 11th.
Nice touch with the selective colour Brian, a fitting image indeed.
Brian Walbey: Thanks les, I used Tint Photo Editor for this one.

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