men. They have lain so long in‘a foreign field -for almost one hundred years -their lives unlived instilled a moment of explosive violence. Meanwhile the world they helped bring into being has moved on. Our family has developed and prospered in myriad ways they could never have imagined. They were denied a future –friendships love, marriage children careers prosperity -were to be ours not theirs. Of them who running on that last high place Leapt to swift unseen bullets or went upOn the hot blast and fury of hell's upsurge, Or plunged and fell away past this world's verge, Some say God caught them even before they fell. (3) Diane Maybank (1) lyrics of a song sung by soldiers during the First World War (2) Strange Meeting Wilfred Owen 1918(3) Spring Offensive Wilfred Owen 1918
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