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Shattered illusions and shattered lives

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Shattered illusions and shattered lives

Shattered illusions and shattered lives

The fourth issue in Royal Mailís five-year series commemorating the First World War

Julian18/07/2017 23:29:46
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I think this is just a half hearted attempt by RM and a pretty poor one. Dressing up this foul war and loss of life is why people forget! Its the shock of images that will keep the memory alive.

Carmen22/07/2017 15:08:15
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Oh I don't know Julian, I think there's room for both? (i.e. even in this case the cemetery with crosses "row on row" and the life-saving Bible... but also showing us that war affected all people (and culture, literature etc.) as well, not just the soldiers themselves as important as it is to "center" them within the series for sure (I speak as former military myself and a military wife now)

Just my thought because I can't quite remember what other stamps have been issued in this series so far...

C.

Julian22/07/2017 19:35:28
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Hi Carmen,

I agree with your sentiments but I think once you move away from the war as such we lesson the thought.

this was 2016 set below

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2015 SET BELOW

greatw war 1_l.jpg

2014 SET BELOW

great war 2.jpg

As you can see the difference is way different to previous years maybe RM thought there had been enough?

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