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Remembrance Day 2011 November 11th
Poppies – the only thing that could live in  ‘No Man’s Land’
The Menin Gate Ypres Belgium The Last Post is sounded  At 8.00 pm  every  night On the walls are the names of 54,896 soldi...
R e membrance Day The 11 th  hour of the 11 th  day of the 11 th  month…
<ul><li>Well how do you do young Willie McBride,  </li></ul><ul><li>Do you mind if I sit here down by your graveside,  </l...
<ul><li>And rest for a while 'neath the warm summer sun? I've been walking all day, and I'm nearly done.  </li></ul>
<ul><li>I see by your gravestone you were only nineteen,  </li></ul><ul><li>When you joined the great fallen in 1916.  </l...
<ul><li>I hope you died well, and I hope you died clean,  </li></ul><ul><li>Or, young Willie McBride, was it slow and obsc...
<ul><li>Did they beat the drum slowly, did they play the fife lowly?  </li></ul><ul><li>Did they sound the  Death March  a...
<ul><li>Did you leave any wife or sweetheart behind,  </li></ul><ul><li>In some faithful heart is your memory enshrined?  ...
Or are you a stranger without even a name,  Enclosed and forever behind the glass frame, In an old photograph, torn and ba...
<ul><li>Did they beat the drum slowly, did they play the fife lowly?  </li></ul><ul><li>Did they sound the  Death March  a...
The sun now it still shines on the green fields of France,  There's a warm summer breeze, it makes the red poppies dance.
And look how the sun shines from under the clouds,  There's no gas, no barbed-wire, there's no guns firing now.
But here in this graveyard it's still no-man's-land,  The countless white crosses stand mute in the sand,  To man's blind ...
Did they beat the drum slowly, did they play the fife lowly?  Did they sound the  Death March  as they lowered you down?  ...
Ah! young Willie McBride, I can't help wonder why. Do all those who lie here, know why they died?  And did they believe wh...
Well the sorrow, the suffering, the glory, the pain,  The killing and dying, were all done in vain.  For young Willie McBr...
And again, and again, and again, and again…   Since the end of the First World War there has been an armed conflict in som...
Did they beat the drum slowly, did they play the fife lowly?  Did they sound the  Death March  as they lowered you down? A...
 
 
Since 1914  (the start of the First World War)  Nearly 471 million  have died as a result of conflict! That ’s nearly 8 UKs!
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  1. 2. Remembrance Day 2011 November 11th
  2. 3. Poppies – the only thing that could live in ‘No Man’s Land’
  3. 4. The Menin Gate Ypres Belgium The Last Post is sounded At 8.00 pm every night On the walls are the names of 54,896 soldiers who died in the Ypres Salient before Aug 16 th 1917
  4. 5. R e membrance Day The 11 th hour of the 11 th day of the 11 th month…
  5. 6. <ul><li>Well how do you do young Willie McBride, </li></ul><ul><li>Do you mind if I sit here down by your graveside, </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>And rest for a while 'neath the warm summer sun? I've been walking all day, and I'm nearly done. </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>I see by your gravestone you were only nineteen, </li></ul><ul><li>When you joined the great fallen in 1916. </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>I hope you died well, and I hope you died clean, </li></ul><ul><li>Or, young Willie McBride, was it slow and obscene? </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Did they beat the drum slowly, did they play the fife lowly? </li></ul><ul><li>Did they sound the Death March as they lowered you down? </li></ul><ul><li>And did the the band play The Last Post and chorus? </li></ul><ul><li>Did the pipes play the Flowers of the Forest ? </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>Did you leave any wife or sweetheart behind, </li></ul><ul><li>In some faithful heart is your memory enshrined? </li></ul><ul><li>Although you died back in 1916, in that faithful heart are you forever nineteen? </li></ul>
  11. 12. Or are you a stranger without even a name, Enclosed and forever behind the glass frame, In an old photograph, torn and battered and stained, And faded to yellow in a brown leather frame?
  12. 13. <ul><li>Did they beat the drum slowly, did they play the fife lowly? </li></ul><ul><li>Did they sound the Death March as they lowered you down? </li></ul><ul><li>And did the band play The Last Post and chorus? </li></ul><ul><li>Did the pipes play the Flowers of the Forest ? </li></ul>
  13. 14. The sun now it still shines on the green fields of France, There's a warm summer breeze, it makes the red poppies dance.
  14. 15. And look how the sun shines from under the clouds, There's no gas, no barbed-wire, there's no guns firing now.
  15. 16. But here in this graveyard it's still no-man's-land, The countless white crosses stand mute in the sand, To man's blind indifference to his fellow man, To whole generations that were butchered and damned.
  16. 17. Did they beat the drum slowly, did they play the fife lowly? Did they sound the Death March as they lowered you down? And did the band play The Last Post and chorus? Did the pipes play the Flowers of the Forest ?
  17. 18. Ah! young Willie McBride, I can't help wonder why. Do all those who lie here, know why they died? And did they believe when they answered the call, Did they really believe that this war would end wars?
  18. 19. Well the sorrow, the suffering, the glory, the pain, The killing and dying, were all done in vain. For young Willie McBride, it all happened again… Dunkirk Memorial – World War 2
  19. 20. And again, and again, and again, and again… Since the end of the First World War there has been an armed conflict in some parts of the world every single day!
  20. 21. Did they beat the drum slowly, did they play the fife lowly? Did they sound the Death March as they lowered you down? And did the band play The Last Post and chorus? Did the pipes play the Flowers of the Forest ?
  21. 24. Since 1914 (the start of the First World War) Nearly 471 million have died as a result of conflict! That ’s nearly 8 UKs!
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