As Remembrance Days go, 2020 is going to be a bit strange. The purpose of the day, however, hasn’t changed. In fact, this year, as we struggle with the restrictions and uncertainties placed on us by the global war against Covid-19, it’s even more relevant to reflect on the fears and uncertainties thrust on people by two world wars, and the sacrifices people were asked to make.
That life ceased to be normal during the two wars goes without saying, but we tend to forget, perhaps, that like us, they suffered the difficulty of being separated from loved ones and the anxiety of not knowing whether or not they would see them again, or whether a bomb might drop from the sky and lay waste to their lives.
We forget that the economy went into depression, that…
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