Inspired by The Ghost Of You video but different. On a school trip to a cemetery for the fallen, a teenager finds 5 graves...
- I loved it. Very original. Just one thing, though. You forgot Frank.
Author's responseOops. Iv`e changed it. When I was writng it there was something up with my laptop.
Sorry, I have changed it. Now I am going to yell at my shitty laptop. Thanks for letting me know.
(#) lugerlover7 2011-05-17 08:57:50 AMI loved it, made me cry, anything like this does. My dad was in the army, and my grandad and his dad etc., and so are two of my big brothers. The other one is in the R.A.A.F (Royal Australian Air Force). I know I can lose them at any moment, and I'm growing up with my brothers-and still sometimes my dad-all the way on the other side of Australia, so I know what it's like. It's great that other kids our age (I'm also 14) know about the wars. Quite frankly, I'm disgusted by the lack of knowledge and respect my schoolmates have for our diggers.
Aaaaaaaaaanyways, I loved it, you write well, and sorry for my little rant :P.
Author's responseI`m gald you like it. I too am disgusted about peoles lack of knowledge. At my old school got in trouble because I hada go at one of the kids `cause they said they didin`t give a damn about the 2nd world war.
I really hope that everyone you know stays safe.
- 'they shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old, Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them' (yes i do know that by heart :'( )
i went to Ypres at the start of the summer, the shear numbers that were lost in WW1 and WW2 is devastating, my whole family has been involved with the armed forces some how, from me being involved with the Royal British Legion to My 'brother' (hes not actually my brother, but i tell everyone he is as he is like the older brother i never had) is in the Army, he is set to go back out it Afganistan soon, he said a very intresting thing to me for my history project, he told me that the people whining about the government not bringing out troups home are dumb (he used a much stronger word..) if they wernt out there, we would have a war going on on home turf, started by people like the IRA and such as they are funded if you like by the drugs that they grow in the middle east, its not all about oil like i used to think.
I cried reading this, i really did, with out the second world war, with out our men (and women) fighting we would not be speaking English right now.
People don't understand, im glad i found someone else my age (im also 14!! :D) who does
i love all of your work if im honest, i do go on abit.... i apologise :D
Author's responseThanks for reading, I`m glad you liked it, I didn`t mean to make you cry. I cried writing this if I`m being honest. I wrote it ages ago, but I saw some mistakes and had to fix them.
I wish him luck when he goes back, hope he stays safe and everything. Lots of my family/friends have been involved in some way too. My cousin`s boyfriend lost his best friend out in Afganistan, he died in his arms. He is due to go back out there soon as well, I am scared for him. He is like a brother to me (I`m an only child) and I can`t imagine him not being around.
War is such a terrible thing, and those amazing, brave men and women deserve to be remembered and respected. I am disgusted by the lack of interest that many of people in my old school have, they simply do not care that people have died and are still being killed so that we can live and be safe.
Sorry for going on and on, history is one of my most favourite subject, along with law, and I do tend to go on about it a lot.
Thanks for reading this and my other stories, glad you like them.
- just to add, it is actually very warm in the cemetery's in Flanders, its strange, you feel numb, most of them are near busy roads but you cant hear the traffic, you also spend a hell of alot of time in there without realising it, its gut wrenching, i mostly went to ww1 cemetery's, but the same goes for both wars, they were horrible,
as i said, i do alot of work with the RBL and i ended up laying a wreath at the Menin gate in Ypres. the amount of people in that small space watching as you march under the names of the missing of WW1 is over whelming. I hope to go on remembrance day like my dad did, and do the same again. Remembrance is the least we owe the Fallen of any conflict.
Lest We Forget
(#) Love_it_or_leave_it 2011-10-22 06:50:09 PMThat was beautiful. Well researched and all around it was a good read. I love history too so I guess we have that in common. Why you had to make all five of them die, I don't know but still it was good. ;D and btw, you spelled Michael wrong. Doesn't matter cuz I'd be lying if I said (wrote) that I haven't spelled it wrong before. Anyways... Good story!!