August 4th 2014
On the centenary of the outbreak of The Great War, I find myself remembering all those ordinary families and individuals drawn into the conflict, as soldiers and civilians.
Whatever language they spoke, whatever country they lived in, all that those men and women and children wished for was what we wish for: to live our lives – our one and only life – to the best of our ability and with those we love.
May they – and their dreams – never be forgotten.
‘Your battle-wounds are scars upon my heart…’
‘I am the enemy you killed, my friend….’