Autumn a time for Remembrance

Autumn a time for Remembrance, particularly today Remembrance Sunday. This week the post features some wonderful autumnal shots. Elaine caught the Aurora over Shropshire. Whilst Karen saw the steam trains. Similarly Colette enjoyed a trip to Queenswood, Herefordshire and Hayle Cornwall. But Rich was out and about in Ludlow and only captured a Sprinter train!. Jane posted “Lest we forget” on the 11th of the 11th. So Autumn, a time for Remembrance for everyone.

Anthem for Doomed Youth

BY  WILFRED OWEN

What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?
  — Only the monstrous anger of the guns.
 Only the stuttering rifles’ rapid rattle
Can patter out their hasty orisons.
No mockeries now for them; no prayers nor bells; 
 Nor any voice of mourning save the choirs,—
The shrill, demented choirs of wailing shells;
 And bugles calling for them from sad shires.

What candles may be held to speed them all?
 Not in the hands of boys, but in their eyes
Shall shine the holy glimmers of goodbyes.
 The pallor of girls’ brows shall be their pall;
Their flowers the tenderness of patient minds,
And each slow dusk a drawing-down of blinds.

British women photographers of WW1 Imperial War Museum https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/british-women-photographers-of-the-first-world-war

World War One Photography https://www.bl.uk/world-war-one/articles/photography

World War Two Photography

https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/the-photographers-and-filmmakers-who-captured-the-second-world-war