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Let Us Never Forget Our Heroes and Heroines of Two World Wars

November 11, 2013 in General
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A young cadet remembers  our heroes from two World Wars.

A young cadet remembers our heroes from two World Wars. Image Jo Monck.

Let us celebrate our heroes and heroines of two World Wars. One of my favourite columns in The Times and Telegraph, is the remarkable obituary column. They are filled with the most incredible stories that read like Hollywood film epics. They tell the stories of extraordinary men and women who helped keep Britain safe through two World Wars. From ordinary soldiers showing great courage in the Blitz and Dunkirk – to the dashing pilots who flew bombers and won the war in our skies.

My godfather was a talented physicist who flew Wellingtons during the Second World War. When he returned to civilian life, his beautiful mind was severely broken  by the terrible things he witnessed in wartime; but he still had a wicked sense of humour and his intelligence was undimmed. I will never forget him enchanting my ten-year-old mind with his mathematical theories about the pyramids of Egypt.

It was also wonderful to see Darcey Bussell and many of the stars and dancers out in Covent Garden yesterday, selling poppies to the public, and putting on a rather fabulous, impromptu show. This is what makes Britain great.

 Remembrance Parade. Image Jo Monck.

Remembrance Parade.
Image Jo Monck.

IRemembrance images – www.jo-monck-photography.co.uk

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Alison Jane Reid

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