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Village reflects

By jadus      
Today is a day of reflection, reflection upon WW1 and its aftermath.
I, for one, cannot begin to imagine what it must have been like to fight that war. What I do know is that 105 men from our village were killed. The majority of them were friends who worked in the mills making cloth, or cloggs. They were the sons of shop keepers and shoe makers. They were ordinary working men who simply wanted to escape their grinding poverty.

V1 shows our memorial statute carved in 1922 in Portland stone. Some young monkey has put reflective sun glasses over his eyes. At first i was annoyed and then I realised those glasses make him look more like a modern day soldier, and you can see the village he stands guard over reflected in them.
V2 is the soldier in its context.
V3 is part of a wreath as it juts out from behind the plinth.

Jade

Tags: Photo journalism Wreath Ww1 Memorial garden Memorial statue Reflective sun glasses

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ddolfelin Plus
9 103 3 Wales
4 Aug 2014 9:25AM
Very good pictures and sentiments.
Strange to think that all who fought in that War are now gone although their relatives are still with us and remember them.
Hope it's not forgotten after this year.
NDODS 11 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2014 9:28AM
Thought evoking imagery...

Regards Nathan
4 Aug 2014 9:46AM
Excellent images Jade, my grandfather fought in this war then joined the Territorials,
Fred.
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2014 10:41AM
Thankyou for these memorable images
mrswoolybill Plus
14 3.0k 2461 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2014 11:56AM
It's the modern day reflected in his eyes that I see, moving and thought-provoking.
Moira
4 Aug 2014 12:31PM
For me, V3 is the most telling. An image of great poignancy, great eloquence.
SlowSong Plus
13 9.9k 30 England
4 Aug 2014 3:23PM
V3 for me too. Just a little corner of a forgotten field.
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Nikonuser1 Plus
9 168 16 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2014 5:02PM
Lest we forget.

Cliff
Source 11
4 Aug 2014 10:24PM
Very clever v1.A great set.
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capto Plus
9 6.8k 25 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2014 10:57PM
An excellent set. Smile

ivor
6 Aug 2014 11:01AM
V1 is my favourite but it's fascinating to see how the same subject has been dealt with in different ways.
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