Tag: Veterans Day

Reflections on War

The Second World War is the largest single event in human history, fought across six of the world’s seven continents and all its oceans. It killed fifty million human beings, left hundreds of millions of others wounded in mind or body and materially devastated much of the heartland of civilisation. — John Keegan, The Second World War (New York: Penguin,…

A Thought for Veterans Day

“Rest easy, sleep well, my brothers. Know the line has held, your job is done. Rest easy, sleep well. Others have taken up where you fell, the line has held. Peace, peace, and farewell…” — Inscription at Arlington National Cemetery (authorship unknown)