Sunday, 9 November 2014

Remembrance Sunday

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
      Between the crosses, row on row,
   That mark our place; and in the sky
   The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
   Loved and were loved, and now we lie
         In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
   The torch; be yours to hold it high.
   If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
         In Flanders fields.

~ In Flanders Fields by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae ~

Lest We Forget

1914-1918, 1939-1945

WW1 Recommendations

by Michael Morpurgo

by Adèle Geras, Melvin Burgess, Berlie Doherty, Mary Hooper, Anne Fine, Matt Whyman, Theresa Breslin, Sally Nicholls and Rowena House

by Sebastian Faulks

by Anna Hope

by Pat Barker

WW2 Recommendations

by Elizabeth Wein

by John Boyne

by Markus Zusak

by Ken Follett

by Peter Ho Davies

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