A BELL THAT DOESN’T CHIME You’re looking for a heroThat hero isn’t meI gave up counting daydreamsAnd climbed into historyOn that day I saw a thousand gravesThey all said ‘Aged 19’Wall to wall white marble stoneStood on grass so greenThey went on for milesAs far as I could seeRelics of remembranceA cosmic storm’s debris Were
‘Etaples Military Cemetery, Northern France’ – 5 years ago Nothing comes for free in times of war You even have to pay for an unmarked grave Don’t know your name but I can’t ignore The price you paid for the life you gave CASTAWAY Respect Copyright © 2017 Zoolon Audio. All rights reserved. Unauthorised copying,
I took this photo on Christmas Eve. The statue lives in the Western Docks of Dover Harbour. I read the girl the two soldiers are holding is called ‘Victory’. The statue is a memorial created in remembrance of the 556 employees who worked on the railways and who died in service during World War I.
I’d just started blogging last year when I first posted a piece about The Étaples Military Cemetery in the Pas-de-Calais department of Northern France. The Cemetery stands on the former site of a vast military hospital complex used by the Allies during the First World War. Being away from the frontline trenches the military hospital