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This review is from: Remembered: The History of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (Hardcover)
This is a beautiful book covering an important and moving subject. Of course, "the subject" is not just the war cemeteries covered so well here, but the whole tragedy of war, especially World War One.
As I grow older it is increasingly sad, and even more humbling, to think of those thousands of men dying for - in so many ways - nothing.
All the more important then that we remember them, their loss and - here's the real point - that we as a nation of people collectively show our debt and gratitude to all servicemen by tending the graves of the fallen.
We should also provide today's soldiers with decent equipment, housing and pay, but that's another story. Maybe by paying homage to the dead of the last century we can better appreciate the service of those today.
After I bought a copy for myself I immediately got another one for a friend.