The Lost Generation
2014 marks the centenary of the beginning of the First World War; for this reason the upcoming Remembrance Day commemorations seem to me to be all the more poignant. The poppy sellers from the Royal British Legion will be out on the streets raising money for a cause that many of us feel is worthwhile supporting, owing to the sacrifice that was made by the Armed Forces in the Great War. However, will we ever fully understand why so many young men signed up and were willing to give their lives for their country? Or have you considered the impact that this so-called ‘Lost Generation’ has had on society?
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