A Week of Remembering – A Writer Speaks

“If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow,”

Kansas City, 1918, Ernest Hemingway signed up for Red Cross duty to become an ambulance driver in Italy. In May of that year, he arrived in Paris  to find a city under bombardment from German artillery; by June, he was at the Italian Front. He knew first hand the devastation that came with war. July 8th,  he was seriously wounded by mortar fire, sustaining severe shrapnel wounds to both legs. In spite of his injuries, Hemingway carried an Italian soldier to safety, for which he received the Italian Silver Medal of Bravery.  He was only 18 years old. For those of us who have not seen military action, we simply do not know the horror or fear that comes with the life of a soldier.  But we can listen and learn from their experiences.

 

“You can wipe out your opponents. But if you do it unjustly you become eligible for being wiped out yourself.”

“No weapon has ever settled a moral problem. It can impose a solution but it cannot guarantee it to be a just one.”

Ernest Hemingway

13 Comments

  1. I’m a real Ernest Hemingway fan.. The pictures are beautiful, where are they taken?

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    1. Clanmother says:

      Ernest Hemingway was truly amazing. The pictures were taken in Split, Croatia – it was love at first sight for me. A magical city…

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  2. Angie says:

    Breathtaking photograpyhy,such a beautiful country!
    I am also a fan of Hemingway beautifully written. 🙂

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    1. Clanmother says:

      Thank you so much for stopping by and adding your encouraging comments. I’m so glad that we connected…

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  3. Beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing them.

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    1. Clanmother says:

      And thanks so much for stopping by for a visit and adding your uplifting comments…much appreciated…

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  4. A moral problem, probably the very best evaluation for the problem of war. “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he”.

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  5. petrel41 says:

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    Enjoy!

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    1. Clanmother says:

      My dear friend, I am honoured to receive your nomination!! I am so grateful that we connected – there are so many adventures that are waiting for us as we continue our blogging journey together…

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      1. petrel41 says:

        Thank you! All the best for you and all your four blogs!

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      2. Clanmother says:

        You truly are an encouragement me to me! I look forward to everyone of your posts – you really give us the world…

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