Banbury Museum

The Hornton History Group is really proud to have the soldiers display boards as part of the Banbury museum's WW1 exhibition. The boards will be there up to the 17th November covering remembrance day and armistice day.
We would like to thank the relatives & friends of the soldiers for again supplying various personal articles to support the display board stories.

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Tower of London Poppies

Jane and I visited the poppies at the Tower of London in half term week and were amazed at the amount of people there. Whether you think this is an appropriate way of remembering those fallen soldiers of WW1 it has certainly hit a chord with the public. Not only of the UK but from countries all around the world. I think it has highlighted the war and brought it to the attention of people of all ages, when you view all the poppies and try to comprehend that each one represents a fallen soldier it brings home the magnitude of sacrifice.
It is also a sobering thought that this represents the British soldiers only, 888,246 poppies! We should on this remembrance day spare our thoughts to the the loss of other nations.
The total number of military and civilian casualties in World War I was over 37 million. There were over 16 million deaths and 20 million wounded ranking it among the deadliest conflicts in human history.

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