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In Flanders Fields, the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the dead, short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
- Lt. Col. John McCrae


I find it odd that one should feel personal pride when a member of his tribe does something noble.
Do you also feel shame for what your tribe has visited upon this planet ?
Boer concentration camps.
Amritsar massacre. .
Partitioning of India.
Mau Mau Uprising.
Famines in India.
The slave trade
The long despicable history of colonialism.

You can't have it both ways.
If you feel proud to be English when listening to Elgar, you must hide your head in shame for so much else the British have committed.

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One of the greatest pieces of British music ever composed.


10000000 % right


When my Dad died 14 years ago after a long illness and the funeral guys had just left. I got in my car and went for a drive in the rain. I pulled over in a nearby park and this suddenly came on the radio. I sobbed my eyes out on that steering wheel. Now I think of it not just of my Dad who was in the RAF, but all those lads who died alone in action in both WWI and II.

Old Edwardian

@mary elizabeth petty I had an uncle who was in the RAF at the beginning of the war, he flew in the 2 engined Hampden bombers.
One night in 1940 his plane was returning from a bombing raid and the pilot lost his way ran out of fuel and crash landed, fortunately they were over England. Everyone survived the crash unharmed except my uncle who was badly injured with a fractured hip.
He was taken to hospital where they fixed his hip but it was 1940 and did not have the incredible facilities that science has developed today. He was badly crippled and although he could walk he had a most peculiar gait, he was 19. Your comment about Malta triggered my memory as my uncles nurse was a young woman from Malta who was evacuated to Britain at the beginning of the war. They fell in love and married, my uncle was a very handsome young man as was my aunt a very beautiful young woman and they had 2 daughters, my cousins.
The irony of this is that with such an injury my uncles flying career was over, the rest of the crew went back to flying duty and to our knowledge none of them survived the war, my uncle was the only one.
Fate is a very strange companion, I am NOT RELIGIOUS and see no intervention of any god, my mother who was my uncles elder sister gave me my uncles name as my middle name, Dennis.
Best wishes.

mary elizabeth petty

My half brother was in the RAF during the 2nd world war n for a while was stationed in Malta.German bombers used to fly over Malta on their way to North Africa n one time bombs were dropped on the airfield.My half brother wss injured in the blasts. He wss nurses back to health by the Nuns at the hospital.He was one of the lucky ones who made it back home at the end of the the music there is a crescendo n I imagine the aircrafts coming home in formation.A very powerful piece of music.i love it.


My dad was raf thru and thru aNd would never ever talk about the war. Come to think about it, it probably was because of respect to brave comrades he lost and having to been reminded of them. Must say though humanity has not improved ecause of their ultimate sacrifice.

Alan Woolmer

Just something about this music that gets to you.very moving.

mary elizabeth petty

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Dave Hannigan

This was played at my Father's funeral during Covid. A funeral I was not permitted to travel to. 89 years of life as an incredible Son, Brother Husband, Father, Grandfather and Uncle. And only 2 people could get to the funeral. This beautiful piece by Elgar will forever remind me of him.

Count Richard Von Coudenhove kalergi

@Anne Donnellan Hi Anne, he sure did with Bill "the Gates of hell" watching Erin go Bragh.

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