A chill­ing re­minder

The Courier & Advertiser (Fife Edition) - - COMMENT -

In th­ese po­lit­i­cally un­pre­dictable times, the week­end’s com­mem­o­ra­tions of the cen­te­nary of the Bat­tle of Pass­chen­daele bring a sober­ing re­minder of the dread­ful cost of war.

The car­nage is be­yond com­pre­hen­sion – an es­ti­mated 325,000 Al­lied ca­su­al­ties, and 260,000 to 400,000 Ger­mans ei­ther died or were in­jured in the bat­tle.

It is a time to re­mind our­selves that th­ese hor­rors must never be re­peated. Lest we for­get.

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