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originally posted by: stonerwilliam
a reply to: stosh64
UK military deaths in Afghanistan , number of deaths stands at 456
The total number of UK troops killed in operations in Iraq has reached 179
A far cry from the tens of thousands who were killed on a single day back in WW1 on many occasions
Their sacrifice for democracy will always be remembered.
originally posted by: Kester
a reply to: stonerwilliam
Many of the best of the upper classes were slaughtered, leaving estates shattered. The class system in place was an unbalanced and oppressive system, but it did work. There are many old farm buildings that have steadily deteriorated since WW1, a visual sign of the loss of knowledge and tradition.
I think it's right to point out the snobs up front got shot a lot and it was the bankers who put them there.