12 November 2012

Veterans Day

World War I officially ended on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918. Today that date is celebrated as Veterans Day in the US (Armistice Day and Remembrance Day elsewhere) and honours veterans of all of the armed services. 

Yesterday I started reading Robert Capa's Slightly Out of Focus, his memoir about his experiences as a war photographer during World War II. Filled with descriptions of the realities of war along with a healthy dose of humour, it's an excellent read that reminds us of some of the sacrifices made by those who serve. Get a copy here.

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