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As a father…. I’m not crying, you’re crying.
Hope they both had at least a happy life after all
The movie 1917 had a similar scene where the British soldier was in Paris and was trying to feed and comfort the baby I think
I hope they both went on to very full lives. ❤️
Good man. Humans can be such an incredible force of good when we want to be.
There’s no such thing as a good war but my God was WWI dumb as hell
Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,
Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge,
Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs,
And towards our distant rest began to trudge.
Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots,
But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind;
Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots
Of gas-shells dropping softly behind.
Gas! GAS! Quick, boys!—An ecstasy of fumbling
Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time,
But someone still was yelling out and stumbling
And flound’ring like a man in fire or lime.—
Dim through the misty panes and thick green light,
As under a green sea, I saw him drowning.
In all my dreams before my helpless sight,
He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning.
If in some smothering dreams, you too could pace
Behind the wagon that we flung him in,
And watch the white eyes writhing in his face,
His hanging face, like a devil’s sick of sin;
If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood
Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs,
Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud
Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues,—
My friend, you would not tell with such high zest
To children ardent for some desperate glory,
The old Lie: Dulce et decorum est
Pro patria mori.
Looks like that child may have downs syndrome
edit: not sure why I’m being down-voted for this comment, I was just making an observation.
These are the pictures that get me. The children permanently affected by conflict. Nothing got to me in Afghanistan like the little kids. I hope the meek inherit the earth as we have put them through hell
Uncertainties exist about the number of civilian deaths attributable to the war. There were no agencies established to keep records of these fatalities. It has been estimated that the number of civilian deaths attributable to the war was higher than the military casualties, or around 13,000,000. These civilian deaths were largely caused by starvation, exposure, disease, military encounters, and massacres.
History seems to remember the Generals not us poor bloody civilians whose lives are destroyed in the name of preserving the peace ….
Am I the only one who sees the irony in this?
hopefully that kid grew up and was able to live a full life. Who knows he may still be alive.
This photo from 1918 is based off of Vin Deisel’s character in Saving Private Ryan.
Proud to be a Canadian. Don’t mean to brag, but we rock
It looks like the age of my son, almost 2yo. My father heart is hurting when I see this. Thinking of my own son in this kind of situation making me sad. Now days we we don’t live in wat, where I come from. With this in mind I’m a very happy father that my son don’t have the same faith as this kid.