Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Seventy Years Ago Today

September 1, 1939, the beginning of World War II, as German forces invaded Poland.

Before it ended in Tokyo harbor on September 2, 1945 some 50 to 70 million people died.

The Ode

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

- Laurence Binyon

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