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27 April 2007 @ 12:00 am
Anzac Day  
Vincent 14yrs old,
one of my great grandmothers sons
lest we forget we sent our babies to war

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I wasn't going to do anything for Anzac Day as I'm against fighting in general. I think Vincent was the youngest ever in our extended family to go to war. Some more boys, men and women in the collage below. When you start following the lines of your family tree it's surprising how many lives cut short through war that you discover. I've uncovered quite a few more relatives who went to war, I just don't have photos of them at present.

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Artist Shannon Kringenshannonkringen on October 21st, 2007 04:44 pm (UTC)
very cool photos. i love family history stuff. nice.
velvets_bonesvelvets_bones on January 26th, 2008 10:13 am (UTC)
thank you! sorry I took so long, haven't been updating in this journal. Have to get back to it soon.
Yathinyathin on January 26th, 2008 07:31 pm (UTC)
So, the school I went to was built in 1865 for British children living in Bangalore and it pretty much remained a British school till India's independence in 1947. However, we still have names of those children who were sent to the wars on the walls of our school and every time I used to pass by that, I used to wonder what it meant for kids like us who were growing up playing to be sent to fight and to die.

And we still have so many child soldiers in Africa today. :(
velvets_bonesvelvets_bones on January 27th, 2008 11:47 am (UTC)
Oh that is so sad, I can imagine you as a child reading those names and being scared too, I would have been knowing they were so young.

Oh the situation in Africa breaks my heart. I have seen several docos about that, and various attempts to rescue some of the children soldiers. The rehabilition of them takes ages since they were so young when indocrinated. ;(