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Lest we forget

PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:38 pm
by stormclouds

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

- Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae.

On this day in 1918, the western front fell silent. The first world war, the great war, was over.

Sometimes it feels odd making a game about a real-world event that took the lives of millions.