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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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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. ;(