Lest We Forget

Nov 3, 2020 | Uncategorized

Westminster Abbey This Morning

Lest we Forget. 

Early this morning on my way into Parliament I took this picture of a team who were lovingly placing thousands of commemorative crosses into the ground around Westminster Abbey – the fallen who gave us today’s freedoms and liberties which we must continue to defend with vigour. Just reading Robert Harris’s novel “V2”. 40,000 civilians – which brilliantly recalls those who died in the seven-month period between September 1940 and May 1941, almost half of them in London – and many in Liverpool – from aerial bombardment.

The parliamentary Research Unit has produced this excellent briefing note with tabled and charts detailing UK casualties and deaths from military combat during the World Wars 

https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/research/olympic-britain/crime-and-defence/the-fallen/

Lest We Forget the Fallen Who Paid With Their Lives For Our Liberties And Freedoms
Lord David Alton

For 18 years David Alton was a Member of the House of Commons and today he is an Independent Crossbench Life Peer in the UK House of Lords.

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