Today marks the 90th anniversary of the end of The Great War (supposedly the war to end all wars), and is a recognised day of remembrance in many countries – be it known as Remembrance Day, Armistice Day, Veterans Day or Poppy Day.
It doesn’t matter who, or what, the many million casualties of war were fighting for, or how we may personally feel about any – or all – military conflict today: we should remember them and what they gave.
So, as we’ve done before for other (lesser) occasions, I’d like to be reminded of the most poignant songs of war and peace, to honour all those who sacrificed so much so that we may enjoy a better life.
Two that spring to mind are ‘Berliners’, by Roy Harper (with the moving stanza from Laurence Binyon’s poem, ‘For The Fallen’), and, of course, Pink Floyd’s ‘When The Tigers Broke Free’, from ‘The Wall’ film.
Comments about David’s performance of ‘Albatross’ to be left here, not here, please.