Monday, 20 June 2016

I admit defeat!


 





























Budleigh Salterton War Memorial

Well, I’ve stuck out WW1 for almost half of its grim catalogue of senseless slaughter. But as the centenary of 1 July 1916 approaches, with its list of eight men from the Lower Otter Valley who lost their lives on that one day alone, I simply cannot go on.  

As readers of The Great War at Fairlynch http://fairlynchgreatwar.blogspot.co.uk/ have seen, I had originally intended to mark the centenary of each of the 168 casualties linked to the area with a commemorative post on the above website.

In most cases an account of their lives has already been published on excellent sites like the one at http://www.devonremembers.co.uk/  in which researchers from Fairlynch have already been involved.  Inevitably there were extra details which I wanted to explore, or photos that I felt could add to the picture.

But there are limits!


The two-year Great War at Fairlynch exhibition ended at the Museum in 2015. Inevitably, with the centenary of the November 1918 Armistice, there may be thoughts of what theme a future and final WW1 display might take. 

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