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The Hero

War Hero

THE HERO

This drawing by German artist George Grosz in 1936 depicts a crippled war veteran, apparently trying to sell flowers to eke out an existence. This timeless picture is a stark reminder of the horrors of war.  You can see this picture and others from WWI from the  website The Heritage of the Great War. Don’t expect the site to glorify war- it doesn’t.  It does show the grim reality of warfare and it also is great for those among us who are students of history. I only wish our politicians would take the time to learn from the past.

Here are a few more samples:

Always someone’s
father, always
someone’s son

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 New Battles

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