Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Ninety years

Here dead we lie because we did not choose
To live and shame the land from which we sprung.
Life, to be sure, is nothing much to lose;
But young men think it is, and we were young.
A. E. Housman

The Cenotaph in Whitehall this morning, being prepared for the visit of three of the last four veterans of the Great War. I'd have loved to have gone, but was in a meeting at the time.

To make sure everyone could see the event, which they were calling Last Voices of a Generation, [BBC iPlayer link], a huge plasma screen had been put up at the bottom of Whitehall; it looked incredibly odd sitting there, especially from the back...

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