posted on Sep, 28 2006 @ 02:24 AM
WW1 was a great tragedy and believe it or not the reason for it was oil and the industrialisation of Europe. The western front was an industrial
slaughter house where many men never got the chance to fire a shot but we shelled to death, a complete and utter waste of hummanity, and even worse we
keep repeting it.
Each time I go over to France I visit the sites where my relatives fought and died, for many of them they have no final resting place but are
remembered in name only. The strangest thing of all is the battle sites have not changed, its still open country, rolling hills and flat plain's,
just as it was in their time. The ground is richly fertilaised by the bodies of millions and the sites are strangely quite as if nature itself is
paying respect to the fallen. One can only feel sadness in these places, that so many died for the few. And even today we the people, the great
multitude are still fighting for the rich, greedy and powerful, when are we goining to learn to say no.