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On Friday, July 10, 2015, Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> What is that sound high in the air
> Murmur of maternal lamentation
> Who are those hooded hordes swarming
> Over endless plains, stumbling in cracked earth
> Ringed by the flat horizon only
> What is the city over the mountains
> Cracks and reforms and bursts in the violet air
> Falling towers
> Jerusalem Athens Alexandria
> Vienna London
> Unreal
>
> A woman drew her long black hair out tight
> And fiddled whisper music on those strings
> And bats with baby faces in the violet light
> Whistled, and beat their wings
> And crawled head downward down a blackened wall
> And upside down in air were towers
> Tolling reminiscent bells, that kept the hours
> And voices singing out of empty cisterns and exhausted wells.
>
>
> On Friday, July 10, 2015, David Boyd <[log in to unmask]
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml',[log in to unmask]);>> wrote:
>
>> please refer to my recently-forwarded post re this topic. I should have
>> mentioned that things got worse for that particular wife - further research
>> re casualty records etc revealed that another of her brothers was killed a
>> year or so later, so two young men from the same family were wiped-out -
>> doubtless not uncommon then, but almost inconceivable now.
>>
>> On 10 July 2015 at 04:38, P <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>>> There’s a new archive available telling the stories of families who went
>>> through World War I. “The Army Children of the First World War project was
>>> set up as a digital archive to tell the stories of ordinary people who
>>> lived through the 1914-1918 conflict. The aim was to inspire both young and
>>> old to connect with the events of a century ago. Those behind the site have
>>> stuck to their promise of uploading a new image every week and few months
>>> on the website is packed with images and postcards written by soldiers on
>>> the frontline and sent back to loved ones in Leeds.”
>>>
>>>
>>> http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/your-leeds/nostalgia/leeds-nostalgia-pictures-from-the-past-as-war-postcards-go-online-1-7341340
>>>
>>> http://www.archhistory.co.uk/
>>>
>>>
>>