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Another of my little soldier at War & Peace - these really were some of my favourites from the whole five days of the show! To me, what W&P is all about - the atrocities of yesterday for our tomorrows!

Thanks for your time and as always, your thoughts/comments are very welcome.

Regards - Sarah J x

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Title:For Our Tomorrows
Username:Sezz Sezz
Uploaded:26 Jul 2012 - 9:46 PM
Tags:Battle of Bierdorf, Beltring, Boy, Child, Hop farm, Kent, Living history, Portraits / people, South east, W&P Show 2012, Wwii
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stretch123
26 Jul 2012 - 9:53 PM

another excellent shot sarah

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
26 Jul 2012 - 10:13 PM

More like our yesterdays! no thanks, regards Leon.SadSadSadSadSadSadSad

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 342 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2012 - 10:27 PM

I knew it was yours as soon as I saw the thumb...great image Sarah J.

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2012 - 10:27 PM

Leon, never my intention to upset or offend anyone ever, and if I have done so then I apologise. I appreciate an emotional subject but I do feel that these shows/Living History,Re-enactors etc do a wonderful job - teaching the younger generation about the mistakes of our past so that they may never repeat it. I for one have learnt so much through my interest in this subject from Living history groups, they bring it much closer to home than the text books ever did at school.

Sarah

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johnjo58
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26 Jul 2012 - 10:35 PM

Great photograph Sarah
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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4137 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2012 - 10:51 PM

I appreciate your reply remarks, Sarah: this sort of living history could well be more educational for younger generations than some sterile classroom studies. We must never forget our history and hopefully become wiser so that atrocities of the past are not repeated.
There is a horrible truth to this image as children of tender years were cooped in the fighting services in the not too distant past, so the helmet and stuffed toy are symbolic of that awful situation.
Your images are most welcome by myself and serve as timely reminders.
Ronnie.

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2012 - 7:56 AM

I agree with your and Ronnie's comments. Your little boy is so adorable and I can't begin to imagine what it must have been like to have lived through any war as an adult, let alone a child.
Ann

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Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2012 - 9:46 AM

I wonder if it would be less offensive if the helmet was British? Children of all sorts of nationalities and races were carted off away from war and some as Ronnie points out were pushed into the war not much older than this little lad with his teddy bear.
The more we know the less we would want it to happen again, sadly it's happening around the world daily, smaller scale maybe for us but not for the children killed and dying as we read this. Man's inhumanity to man is boundless it seems.
That's a cold fact we need never forget or brush under the carpet because of our memories which hurt.

Dougie

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27 Jul 2012 - 10:23 AM

I don't see how anyone can find these offensive - as Ronnie says, they show history better as it was rather than reading books. This is another superb image Sarah, well captured and of course your usual super quality processing Smile
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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2012 - 10:44 AM

Thank you everyone, I know it's an emotive subject.


Sarah x

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2012 - 6:00 PM

What a great shot this is Sarah, and I agree with your sentiment.

John Smile

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derekhansen e2 Member 5179 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2012 - 5:53 PM

A wonderful shot Sarah and of course a very emotive especially if you of the generation that lived and fought in the war. For younger generations its just history but if you are old enough to have fought in the Normandy campaign you might have come across someone not much older than this boy trying to kill you. The 'youth' regiments such as the Hitler Jugend were the most dedicated Nazi's and fanatical fighters so I have some sympathy with those who actually experienced the real thing and find it distasteful. Personally I think we should keep the history of this war 'alive' by whatever means for as long as possible. We owe it too the millions that suffered and sacrificed.
Derek

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2012 - 6:07 PM

John and Derek, thank you.

Derek, thank you for your words and I agree with them wholeheartedly! We must never forget and that is my own personall reason for posting the image. I thought long and hard about taking it down but for the reasons you mentioned above, felt it should stay. I think we all have connections to this War, my own Father lost several of his Uncles and his own Father got badly injured! We owe them all so much!

Sarah x

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LesF  7175 forum posts8 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2012 - 9:32 PM

A strong super image this Sarah


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