In Flanders Fields the poppies blow...
By ROBIN NOWACKI
WE MIGHT at times consider our lives here in the UK in second decade of the 21st century tough and stressful - however consider the comparison with your average Briton a century ago.
When the German Army invaded Belgium in 1914, resulting in Britain, France, and others to coming to the aid of the Belgians - the First World War had begun. This led to millions of men throughout the UK leaving their hard, low-waged work in mines, factories, and fields, to enlist in Kitchener’s Army, heading for what would become the killing fields of the Western Front.