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Tring Town Mayor Reflects on the Losses of War after the Rememberance Day Parade

by Nick Hollinghurst on 12 November, 2012

Cllr Nick Hollinghurst, Tring Town Mayor, reflects at the War Memorial on the losses of war.

He is 67 years old and is grateful that his generation, unlike those that had gone before, was not required to participate in a major European war.

It would be sad if we were now to weaken the politico-economic structures that have contributed so much to peace, prosperity and stability in the greater part of Europe for so long.

And it would be ironic if it this were to happen, after all we now know about the origins of conflict, because of a resurgence of the same sort of naive nationalism that led us to blunder into disaster in past centuries.

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