Thursday, 11 November 2010

Remember.....

Both my grandads were miners so never got to go to war, I think I'll be grateful for that. A great uncle did though and suffered many horrors in an Italian prisoner camp. My maternal grandad used to joke about dodging the bombs when he was courting my nana. He probably did though! Lots of the women in our area worked at Radway Green where they made bullets. A sobering thought, you make a bullet and it could take someones life. So a day to reflect on what has been and whats going on now.

Thanks to them all.....

4 comments:

Rosie said...

Both my grandparents were miners too so they didn't fight in WW1. My father was a baker so he was called up into the Royal Army Medical Corps based in North Scotland then in the Middle East in WW2. He did come back safe - well, I wouldn't be here if he hadn't!

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

The role of miners during the war is so underplayed - they had it so hard and we could not have won the war without them! Respecting their role on this special day! xx

stefanie said...

it makes you think, huh?
thanks for the advice on dieting...I just wish they would hurry up and make a magic pill!!!!

Heidi said...

What lovely post, It's chilling to think of what those men women and children went through in the war!