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And we were young

Gone but not forgotten  – the Weekly Photo Challenge.  In this Centenary year, a memorial to the Great War dead of the little Commune of Lugarde, high up in Cezallier, Cantal keeps watch in all weathers.   The names, too many, cut down when they were young.  Gone, they can’t return but we can remember them.


The title is from A E Housman’s Here Dead We Lie:

Here dead we lie
Because we did not choose
To live and shame the land
From which we sprung.

Life, to be sure,
Is nothing much to lose,
But young men think it is,
And we were young.

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  1. There are some memorable posts tonight on WPC and this is one of them…

    December 6, 2014
    • Thank you 2far2shout … I am delighted that you think so. Memorable of course is an appropriate to use in the context. I am now following your blog – I need time to explore it but instinct tells me that I will really enjoy it. Bon Dimanche a vous 🙂

      December 7, 2014
  2. impressive and emotional tribute… <3 unfortunately, history has been repeating itself for centuries…
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    bon appétit, un dimanche agréable et pensées ensoleillées… à+! 🙂

    December 7, 2014
    • You are, of course inarguably right – but I shall continue to hope and to have those sunny thoughts! Bon app a vous aussi et passe un bon dimanche 🙂

      December 7, 2014
  3. Beautiful!

    December 7, 2014
    • Thank you Carter Vail 🙂

      December 15, 2014

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