RESPECT at FigureWorld Oundle

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by Nap, Jul 13, 2018.

  1. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi everyone

    We all know of the tragic loss of life in the Great War , whilst walking around noticed this fabulous display of old boys from the Oundle school .......

    Just look at the ages ..so so young , so brave , so many name places we know , now places of peace and resting places of all those lost

    Wonderful to see and very moving

    These are just some of the pictures


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  2. housecarl Forum Moderator

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    [IMG]
    Cecil Arthur Lewis, pupil 1912-1916.
    Witness to the detonation of the mine at Lochnagar, co-founder of the BBC.


    We were over Thiepval and turned south to watch the mines. As we sailed down above all, came the final moment. Zero! At Boisselle the earth heaved and flashed, a tremendous and magnificent column rose up into the sky. There was an ear-splitting roar, drowning all the guns, flinging the machine sideways in the repercussing air. The earthly column rose, higher and higher to almost four thousand feet. There it hung, or seemed to hang, for a moment in the air, like a silhouette of some great cypress tree, then fell away in a widening cone of dust and debris. A moment later came the second mine. Again the roar, the upflung machine, the strange gaunt silhouette invading the sky. Then the dust cleared and we saw the two white eyes of the craters. The barrage had lifted to the second-line trenches, the infantry were over the top, the attack had begun.Cecil Lewis, whose aircraft was hit by lumps of mud thrown up by the explosion.




  3. Jimbo A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Thanks for posting all of this Kev, I wish I could have been at Oundle this year, I would have liked to have been able to spend time taking this display in, it's great to see the respect given to these brave lost young men of the Great War, long may it continue(y)
    Jim
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  4. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Your there in spirit mate ....but I am still in awe at the display

    Nap
  5. garyhiggins A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    I put a like on this but I'm not entirely sure that's appropriate, I think it should be humble respect.
    Best wishes, Gary.
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  6. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England

    Indeed Gary

    Also found this in the market square



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    Nap
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