Thursday, 3 September 2009

A Moment to Pause

Today is the 70th Anniversary of the start of Britain's involvement in what became World War II. While we are very good at remembering other key anniversaries - D-Day, Battle of Britain, VE Day - this tends to be downplayed somewhat. Indeed, even for this significant anniversary, there are no official events to mark it.

As those who can remember the events of 1939 diminish in number, anniversaries become increasingly important in keeping them in the national consciousness.

Perhaps, then, we should all take a moment to pause and reflect on what happened in the lead up to Chamberlain's Declaration of War and the 5 years that followed.


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