Monday, 4 August 2014

Women in WW1

WW1 memorial stained-glass in Gnosall Church

The commemorations for the 100th anniversary of World War One went with some dignity I thought, which was good to see.  The ceremonies that I saw remembered those who died quietly and solemnly.

One interesting 21st Century element in these remembrances was the determination not to forget the part played by women in the conflict. 
In some cases of course, as in this memorial piece of 1920s stained-glass in Gnosall Church, women (nurses) were already properly remembered, as well as the male sailors, soldiers and airmen.

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  1. Nice to see a memorial like that though it would have been nice to see the whole thing

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    1. Thanks for the comment.
      Actually that pane of glass is more or less all there is to do with the War - the rest of the window is saints and prophets I seem to remember. But I did like that the village church had made the effort.

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  2. The stained glass here is beautiful. Nurses of that conflict are featured among the sculptures of servicemen, sailors, and others in our National War Memorial.

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