THE DEATH OF WAR
Canon David Jennings, Canon Theologian, Leicester Cathedral
‘It’s all magnificent really – it’s purging us all’
(Gilbert Talbot, a son of the Bishop of Winchester, to
his parents, September, 1914; killed in 1915)
The centenary anniversary of the commencement of the First World War, for Great Britain, was 4th August, 2014. 2016 will witness the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. The war has sometimes been referred to as The Great War, the Third Balkan War (there having been two previous wars in 1912 and 1913), and even ‘the war to end all wars’. None of these descriptions held much truth, and even the First World War could only apply after the experience of the Second World War. Continue reading...