Sunday, November 13, 2016

Quote of the day Remembrance Sunday 13th November 2016




Epitaph at the Kohima war cemetery.

Usually attributed to John Maxwell Edmonds.

It is sometimes suggested that the above Kohima Epitaph was inspired by the epitaph below, written twenty-four centuries earlier by Simonides of Ceos for the Spartans who fell at the battle of Thermopylae in 480BC.

To me each of those epitaphs speaks powerfully of slightly different things and so I quote them both.

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