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Home is where the heart is — 2 Comments

  1. Hello you have no idea who I am but I live in a Harrogate myself and I visited this exact same headstone and seeing it completely surprised me. When we learn about World War II or any other war, we usually see it only as statistic in books and we sometimes forget that each number is a human being who had hopes, dreams and aspirations. I do not know Mr Marshall but seeing his home address Harrogate, home as you say hit me so I decided to look up his address and to my surprise i found your article. Knowing that this man died so that we can live freely in Harrogate in England and the world is a debt that cannot be repaid and all we can do is ensure that they’re remembered. Going from reading textbooks and watching documentaries seeing big numbers of how many were lost can’t be imagined, it’s simply too much for the brain but visiting Northern France quite frankly shocked me with row after row of gravestones marking the dead and unknown and the fact that such a beautiful place was once called hell on earth. I believe every person who lives freely in Britain has a duty to visit these fields of what was a place of Great War but now great beauty because those men made it that way with their sacrifice to the free world. Thank you for writing this article in remembrance of R.Marshall

    Henry

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