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Commando Memorial, Spean Bridge

The Commando Memorial stands above Spean Bridge in the Scottish Highlands, with a commanding view across the former Commando Training Depot to the Nevis range of mountains. The memorial stands for the British Commando units who trained here in the Second World War, and was unveiled by the Queen Mother in 1952.

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I Remember

There are some times of year when it’s strange to be at home in a country where the national history is different. In November, two of them fall within days of each other: Guy Fawkes Night and Armistice Day.

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Servicemen’s Graveyard, Loos, France

Each photo is 180° from the other, taken from the same spot. In one, the symmetric lines of life in the corn field. In the other, the symmetric lines of death in the graveyard.

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