Thursday, July 21, 2016

War, bloody war...



  We've been coming to the camera market held in the Leederville Town Hall for several years now, not sure what made me, on this particular occasion, stop and take a few shots of the Leederville Fallen Soldiers Memorial, erected in 1924 by the people of Leederville to commemorate the soldiers from this area killed in WW1. Reading here about the Anzac's roll in France and Belgium during this war I could weep at what those brave young men had to endure.. the sad thing is that all these years later the threat of another world war is a constant fear. Albert Einstein's quote "I know not with what WW111 will be fought but WW1V will be fought with sticks and stones" is a bit chilling.. I know right, pretty gloomy today.. more cheerful tomorrow I promise! Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe..


30 comments:

  1. I agree...and the current poser who wants to be president (currently in Cleveland) along with his acolytes, all beat the drum for war. Not a good thing!

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  2. It scares me that World War III may be inevitable.

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  3. I feel that you spoke for many of us today.

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  4. They say that history repeats itself. When will humans learn, enough already!

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  5. Will there ever be a time without wars?

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  6. Excellent subject to photograph and photograph well.
    War comes from human nature and will be with us always or until Jesus returns.

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  7. Our world gets more and more insane every year. Einstein was very astute in his premonition. I wonder if he had a feeling there would be a whole group of people who would want to speed that process up.

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  8. Hello my friend....I only post to my other blog once a week on Sunday with a barn so I have missed out on you. I am posting to my Buttons for Baga blog more. Your post really touched my heart as my daddy was in WWI in France. I flew over a number of years ago to visit the battle fields and cemeteries in France and Belgium. I was devastated with what I saw. One thing I learned was the terrible losses Canada/ Australia/New Zealand sustained. It was like for every American there were many, many more of your people. I never got to the sea. I stayed in Ieper, Belgium for a week and learned all I could. It was not until I started blogging that I learned about Anzac Day. Your monuments to the fallen are beautiful, and it is so sad in this country in particular, that WWI is seldom mentioned anymore....It was supposed to be the war to end all ways and it was beginning of chemical warfare. Your pictures are beautiful. I have you in my sidebar on my Buttons blog, so will try to keep in touch better. Hope you are well. Hugs....genie

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  9. To children a toy is the whole world; childish adults treat the whole world like a toy. You may quote me, Mon Ami. And this is why we seek, live, and spread the light! <3

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    1. I am always moved by those who stake everything for the people and lamd they love.

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  10. War memorials are alwys sobering to lookk at

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  11. Reminds me of an Omar Bradley about our being technological giants and ethical pygmies.

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  12. You would think that humans would be smart enough to work out that war doesn't achieve much other than loss of life.

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  13. An impressive, tall memorial. Yes. Conflict afar somehow seems all too close these days. I know the feeling.

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  14. Um memorial que é um belo monumento.
    Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.
    Andarilhar

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  15. Yes, Einstein sadly might´ve predicted the truth.
    Though somehow I have the deep hope we can overcome this. Again.

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  16. I understand your feeelings, the developments in the world frightens me very much too.

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  17. It is important to remember, but sad. Sad that this whole war business isn't obsolete.

    Janis
    GDP

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  18. If only there were no need for so many memorials....

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  19. Australia has some beautiful memorials to those who fought and died in the various wars. Unfortunately mankind hasn't learned from the mistakes of the past. Very sad.

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  20. It is all so senseless and achieves very little. If only we would learn from previous wars and change the way we treat each other. Sadly I think we a re simply a flawed species. We are dealing with such appalling behaviour at present following our disastrous Brexit referendum. Somehow there are people here who seem to think it was a vote to be abusive to other people. Women in veils are being harassed young men are stabbing one another. It is just so depressing.

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  21. I hope the quote is not an accurate prediction of the future. The way the world is heading, I'm not so sure, tho.

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  22. It's a sad commentary when the potential election of a new US president strikes fear across the world. Very sad, indeed.

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  23. All the values they fought for and died seem to get lost in our so called " modern world".
    We are at a turning point and it does not look promising.

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  24. Chilling indeed. What a perfect quote it is.

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