Monday, August 04, 2014

100 years ago this week -- the catastrophe of World War I . . . and pondering what would have happened had Germany won (sometimes, war can only be postponed, and not to your safety or advantage)

This sobering discussion is well worth pondering, even as our own time slides out of control:

Beyond that, let me simply post a snapshot of Capt. Chavasse, the gravestone of the only British soldier to have a VC and Bar in the Kaiser's War (as I heard it called by an elderly Jamaican veteran when I was a child):

Notice, Aug 4th 1917, and that citation from Jesus on a man laying down his life for his friends

Yes, awarded to a medical officer for his courage in trying to save lives under fire, in the end at the cost of his own. END