The Great War and Barton Church – a Blog

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    "Most historians regard the Great War of 1914 – 18 as the cardinal tragedy of European civilisation from which flowed all the subsequent horrors of the 20thcentury. They have pondered upon the complex issues that lead to the catastrophe, but it is unlikely that any man named on Barton lych-gate, with the possible exception of Donald Parry, was aware of those weighty matters. Yet they all grasped one harsh truth. In August 1914, when the Germans invaded Belgium, the British people faced a simple dilemma; to go to the aid of a nation they were bound by a treaty to defend, or back down. They did not back down....."
  • Owner

    St Michael’s Church, Barton
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    Local (Co-Curate)
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    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 5 years, 2 months ago
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