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the telegram you hoped you would never get
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Hugh MacLean

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Thu, 23 February 06 13:27

Many a family the length and breadth of the country received the dreaded telegram.

Lest We Forget.

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"If Blood was the price
We had to pay for our freedom
Then the Merchant Ship Sailors
Paid it in full”
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Doxfordman

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Thu, 23 February 06 13:48

Real wordsmiths wearn't they???!!!

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John Rogers

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Thu, 23 February 06 14:03

During the height of the Vietnam war it was the norm to deliver the news with the Chaplain and one other person,but because of the increase in deaths they would send out the telegram with a taxi driver and when a taxi would pull up next to the house the wives/mothers would go into shock. Glad to say the delivery by taxi soon stopped and they created a Casualty Notification Officer for the local area.
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Tmac1720

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Thu, 23 February 06 14:11

Very emotive document, thank you for sharing it with us. Reminds me of the truth in the saying "Old men start wars but it is the young who fight and die in them"

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Oul hand
Money can't buy happiness but it's more comfortable to cry in a Porsche than a Skoda
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william dillon

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Thu, 23 February 06 15:29

Oul Hand,
I agree totally with your comment, so sad !!!, perhaps in future the "Old Men" should send their sons to war first.

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John Rogers

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Thu, 23 February 06 16:59

No Billy,the "Old Men" should go and show the young men how its done.
John
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Ngaio 62

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Fri, 24 February 06 07:54

"perhaps in future the "Old Men" should send their sons to war first."
or their daughters.

My family were lucky never to get one. Dad was passed over due to his arches.
My Dad would have gone otherwise and only God knows what the experience would have done to him.

thanks to Grahem for the image and everyone for their thoughts

Siochain in Ainm De - Peace in God's Name
from Cobh Lusitania Memorial

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John Rogers

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Fri, 24 February 06 08:36

By "Old Men" I think we are referring to the politicians,because when I was a young boy my father (My Old Man) went off to war, then when I was a ("Old Man') I went of to war and left my son,now he is off to war leaving me the( Old Man.)
The cycle never ends. Why do we go to war?? is it money,greed,any thoughts.???
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Jeff Egan

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Fri, 24 February 06 08:39

Oil
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gdynia

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Fri, 24 February 06 08:57

Yes Jeff the Black Gold as half the places our nation has fought it wasnt for the locals

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If theres a way theres a will
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John Rogers

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Fri, 24 February 06 11:18

Then Oil becomes money and power,so isn't money the bottom line. Remember that old song "Money is the Root of all evil"
John
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Jeff Egan

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Fri, 24 February 06 11:31

You could be right, but it's not the people who get shot at who are making the mega bucks. I think B & B have a lot to answer for.
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william dillon

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Fri, 24 February 06 11:35

Religion is one of the biggest causes of conflict.

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Jeff Egan

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Fri, 24 February 06 11:52

Ah a man after my own heart, tends to stir up a hornets nest that one.
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John Rogers

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Fri, 24 February 06 12:57

Thats for sure, along with tribal hatred among the middle east countries.
John
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