Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
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The Shooters Not The Shot, The Bombers Not The Bombed

Ailz came across these figures.

33 million service personnel of all nations died in the big wars of the last century. And 48 million civilians.

And yet in our commemorations we mostly mourn the combatants-  the combatants who were also the killers.
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