Sunday, 3 August 2014

We Walk In A Shadow

100 years ago on August 4th 1914 ...... well we all know the rest ....

I found this book, left lying in the cobwebbed dust in the attic when we moved in 37 years ago.
It's a little 'Active Service' Testament 1916

In the front of the book is a hand written message  from Lord Roberts to his troops. It's dated 25th May 1914 -
'I ask you to put your trust in God. He will watch over you and strengthen you.
You will find in this little Book guidance when you are in health, comfort when
 you are in sickness, and strength when you are in adversity'

There was a name and address at the back of the book -
'Chas. Wm. Ling
18, Egerton Road, 
South Norwood,
It was dated 13/8/16

They said that it was the war to end all wars ...... but the pain goes on.

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  1. Beautiful and totally appropriate, Molly.

  2. If only it HAD ended all wars.... we learnt nothing, it seems.

    1. No, it doesn't seem to happen does it!

  3. Hi Molly,
    I have just popped over from John at Going Gently. An interesting post, so I hope you don't mind me following you? Have a good week.

    1. Gary, thank you. Have a good week yourself.

  4. A great find, Molly. Did you ever find out what happened to Chas. Wm. Ling?

    We have learned that wars will never end as mankind will always find a reason to hate.

    1. I went into but didn't get very far. One thing I did find out though is that the house where he lived is still standing. It's in a nice quiet suburb of London and has been converted into several flats

  5. We do walk in shadows....shadows of giant men who were willing to sacrifice everything for the sake of peace.

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  7. Beautiful analogies here Molly. Have a great Tuesday!!

  8. The pain goes on and so do the wars.
    Human kind will never learn. It’ll always be a matter of them and us somewhere in the world.