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Just posted on the net for the first time. A must read:

Link: "The Glories of War" by a soldier in the trenches. (1917)

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A must read, indeed and as true today as it was then

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...the Press and politicians may talk of the “glory of war,” but the casualty stations tell the true tale. And when that wealthy newspaper owner writes about the wounded, let him tell the real truth, and not deceive the public with cruel lies, which help to lengthen the war and thus bring death and indescribable suffering to thousands. This is what we in the trenches think!

"I have no country to fight for; my country is the Earth, and I am a citizen of the World." - Eugene V. Debs

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As an after-thought, i think one of the most effective anti-war documentaries that never got its full coverage was one about ...not the dead soldiers but the wounded. 

The modern miracles of medicine and the equally amazing capacity to move swiftly battle-front wounded to high-tech hospital facilities mean that those who one time were doomed to death because of injuries are living ...but as paraplegics with permanent severe damage and with horrifying damage to mind and body. The documentary concentrated on those survivors. 

Wouldn't it be useful if the benefits anti-cuts concentrated on those destroyed by war now being further destroyed by losing their disabled benefits. Strike two birds with one stone

"I have no country to fight for; my country is the Earth, and I am a citizen of the World." - Eugene V. Debs

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