100 years since the Armistice: Have we learnt?

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My father was 10 years old when the First World War (WWI), the Great War, the war to end all war

 

My father was 10 years old when the First World War (WWI), the Great War, the war to end all wars, started on July 28, 1914. He was 14 when it ended on November 11, 1918. He was 35 when the Second World War (WWII), the sequel, started. I thus grew up with many stories about the Jamaican experience in both wars and developed a keen interest in them. I actually visited Flanders in Belgium in 2007 and saw the red poppies, symbol of the war and remembrance, growing in the fields where trenches w..

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