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Subject: [Leica] Armistice Day and the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize
From: photo at (Nathan Wajsman)
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2012 06:23:39 +0100
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Indeed, I always note those little monuments in French towns and villages.


Nathan Wajsman
Alicante, Spain


On Nov 11, 2012, at 8:50 PM, Jean-Michel Mertz wrote:

> Yes, this is Veterans' Day and it takes a new meaning in Europe since the 
> 2012 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded not to the European Union as such but 
> to the efforts Europeans have deployed to put an end to centuries of 
> warfare and violence. We still call November 11 "Armistice Day" because, 
> for the time being, we want to remember the suffering, the deaths, both 
> civil and military, and the destruction that took place during WW1 first 
> between France and Germany and which then became global. This is why you 
> will come across monuments like this one everywhere in France even in the 
> tiniest of villages - here Bruniquel in southern France (d?partement du 
> Tarn). The monument you see in the two other pictures is a war memorial 
> dedicated to the millions of people who were killed in WW1, WW2 - though 
> it all started in 1870 ... 
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