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(Yahoo)   100 bags of soil were brought to London from the battlefields of Belgium, for a garden to commemorate World War I   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 13
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GBB
2013-11-30 07:27:35 AM
That's a lot of pomp and circumstance for just dirt.
 
2013-11-30 07:30:09 AM
I hope they plant a lot of Flanders Poppy.
And that people don't pick them for the status symbol on Remembrance Day.
 
2013-11-30 07:33:55 AM
Just finished Robert Graves "Goodbye to All That".

We don't memorialize that war enough.
 
2013-11-30 07:35:16 AM
Did they include all the unexploded bombs and grenades?
 
2013-11-30 08:14:01 AM
Stupid Flanders.
 
2013-11-30 08:28:02 AM
It's a bit late isn't it? London is full of memorials, bomb damage that is still visible, the Imperial War Museum and Blackadder Goes forth DVDs
 
2013-11-30 08:34:40 AM
70 bags ? They got ripped off .
 
2013-11-30 10:15:02 AM
I like this kind of symbolic gesture. It reminds me a bit of the statue of George Washington in London. Washington once claimed he'd never set foot on British soil again, so when they installed the statue, they laid down a footing of soil shipped over from Virginia.
 
2013-11-30 10:24:42 AM
Well that sounds totally sane.  Because dirt.
 
2013-11-30 12:54:54 PM
It's a trap! It's really so a Belgian vampire lord can establish a foothold in London. Better keep an eye on the insane asylum...
 
2013-11-30 12:56:43 PM

August11: Just finished Robert Graves "Goodbye to All That".

We don't memorialize that war enough.


If you can find it, try "God Have Mercy On Us" by William T. Scanlon.  Written in 1929 by a Marine in the 6th Marines.  It was banned in some locales when it came out for its graphic account of trench warfare.
 
2013-11-30 12:58:35 PM

trappedspirit: Well that sounds totally sane.  Because dirt.


It's the superior dirt, full of additives:

media.hydroponics.net
 
2013-11-30 07:16:51 PM
And no, it's not "sacred" nor "hallowed"...
 
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