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In England and Scotland too whole public school classes went to the Recruiting Offices. They didn't finish school and went straight to the war. These boys often served together in the same units. The consequence was that when such a unit was ordered to attack, many or all contemporaries of a certain school, could die. This happened at the Somme and in Flanders, where the picture above was made.

A sad photo, one of many of young boys never to be men but instead killed in battle fields far from home. My they all Rest In Peace

Austria - stunning photos and travel tips

Austria lies at the crossroads of Europe. It is a landlocked country that connects the West (Germany, Switzerland, Italy) with the East (Czech.

WWI, 6 August 1917; The Battles of Ypres. The canal at Boezinge, after it had been passed by the British advance, showing bridge destroyed. © IWM (Q 2682)

WWI, 6 August The Battles of Ypres. The canal at Boezinge, after it had been passed by the British advance, showing bridge destroyed. © IWM (Q

DREAM DRAW CREATE Art Lessons for Children: Poppy paintings, follow up to Georgia O'Keefe, or to honor veterans (symbol of Flanders Field from WW1).

Site features art projects to complete with children, all devised by an elementary / primary school teacher.

Trooper Bert Main and Songster (the oldest horse to serve in WW1) in France 1915. Photo © Loughborough Carillon Tower and War Memorial Museum (This image is licensed under Creative Commons BY NC SA)

Reference inspiration - Trooper Bert Main and Songster (the oldest horse to serve in in France Photo © Loughborough Carillon Tower and War Memorial Museum (This image is licensed under Creative Commons BY NC SA)

rouge, red.

outdoormagic: bella-luna-cha-cha: Giant Red Poppies So wonderful! Wish they lasted longer.

Marie-Claude Vaillant-Couturier (1912-1996) was a member of the resistance until 1942 when she was arrested, and sent first to Birkenau on 24 Jan 1943, then Ravensbruck. Marie-Claude remained at Ravensbruck even after the war, caring for the sick until the last POW left. Her powerful testimony at Nuremberg was devastating to the defence. Afterward, she slowly walked past the Nazis, looked each one in the eye, effectively unnerving them. Most bowed their heads; others, unrepentant, did not…

Marie-Claude Vaillant-Couturier was a member of the resistance until 1942 when she was arrested, and sent first to Birkenau on 24 Jan then Ravensbruck. Marie-Claude remained at Ravensbruck even after the war, caring for the sick until the last POW left.

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