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11/11/2003

The Aftermath of the War to End All Wars

Filed under:General — eric @ 11:11 am

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The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918 may have brought an end to the Great War, but the ending was merely the beginning of the aftermath.

The aftermath years were a time of paradox, where the men who returned from the horrors of the trenches wanted to forget, and where those who had stayed behind, and had lost husbands and brothers, and sons and fathers were equally determined never to forget. It was a time where remembrance of the dead became a way of life, and where it was somehow assumed that all the best, and the finest young men of a generation had died. The other side of that assumption was that those who had survived were somehow less than those who had died. . . The exploration of that time, that world, is the theme of these pages.

[Listening to: The Ballad of Bill Hubbard - Roger Waters - Amused to Death]

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    Man! What a great page! How did you find this, Eric?

    Comment by Matt — 11/11/2003 @ 11:45 am


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    Matt, my google-fu is strong.

    Comment by eric — 11/11/2003 @ 11:53 am

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