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Remembering Armistice Day

It is armistice day here we we remember the end of WW1 on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I

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Country mobilised Killed Percentage

Australia 413,000 60,000 14.5
Canada 629,000 61,000 12.2
New Zealand 129,000 16,000 12.4
South Africa 136,000 7000 5.1
Britain 5,704,000 715,000 12.5
United States 4,273,000 114,000 2.7
France 7,891,000 1,327,000 16.8
Austria/Hungary 9,000,000 1,000,000 14.5
Germany 13,200,000 2,037,000 15.4
Turkey 2,988,000 804,000 26.8

Those figures are only military personal and do not include civilian deaths.

Lest we forget
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This is porbably a better snap shot of ww1
Casualties of World War 1
Country Mobilized Killed Wounded Total Casualties
Africa 55,000 10,000 unknown unknown -
Australia 330,000 59,000 152,000 211,000 64%
Austria-Hungary 6,500,000 1,200,000 3,620,000 4,820,000 74%
Belgium 207,000 13,000 44,000 57,000 28%
Bulgaria 400,000 101,000 153,000 254,000 64%
Canada 620,000 67,000 173,000 241,000 39%
The Caribbean 21,000 1,000 3,000 4,000 19%
French Empire 7,500,000 1,385,000 4,266,000 5,651,000 75%
Germany 11,000,000 1,718,000 4,234,000 5,952,000 54%
Great Britain 5,397,000 703,000 1,663,000 2,367,000 44%
Greece 230,000 5,000 21,000 26,000 11%
India 1,500,000 43,000 65,000 108,000 7%
Italy 5,500,000 460,000 947,000 1,407,000 26%
Japan 800,000 250 1,000 1,250 0.2%
Montenegro 50,000 3,000 10,000 13,000 26%
New Zealand 110,000 18,000 55,000 73,000 66%
Portugal 100,000 7,000 15,000 22,000 22%
Romania 750,000 200,000 120,000 320,000 43%
Russia 12,000,000 1,700,000 4,950,000 6,650,000 55%
Serbia 707,000 128,000 133,000 261,000 37%
South Africa 149,000 7,000 12,000 19,000 13%
Turkey 1,600,000 336,000 400,000 736,000 46%
USA 4,272,500 117,000 204,000 321,000 8%
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The figure's vary a bit but the bottom line was is that a lot of people died and died in terrible conditions. I honour and respect the great sacrifices my countrymen have made in world wars and other smaller wars but I pray that a day comes in this world we don't have to fight wars for our freedom but agree to disagree and live in harmony regardless of skin color, creed, religion, or politics.
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A twenty-one gun salute and the playing of Taps will always be a powerful reminder to me of the losses that the world has had to endure.

It is amazing the vast separation in miles and circumstance of our group of enthusiasts yet we all share many of the same views and beliefs. Perhaps there is hope for the future.

Peace

Japanese scientists have created a camera with such a fast shutter speed they now can photograph a woman with her mouth shut.
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A twenty-one gun salute and the playing of Taps will always be a powerful reminder to me of the losses that the world has had to endure.

It is amazing the vast separation in miles and circumstance of our group of enthusiasts yet we all share many of the same views and beliefs. Perhaps there is hope for the future.

Peace
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A twenty-one gun salute and the playing of Taps will always be a powerful reminder to me of the losses that the world has had to endure.

It is amazing the vast separation in miles and circumstance of our group of enthusiasts yet we all share many of the same views and beliefs. Perhaps there is hope for the future.

Peace
There is a lot of bad out there but there is also a lot of good to, Look at what Bill gates and his wife are giving away to ease the suffering of less fortunate, billions of $$$$
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