BBC HomeExplore the BBC
This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Find out more about page archiving.

15 October 2014

Make this my Homepage make this my homepage  
Archive

BBC Homepage

VIDEO NATION
FEATURES
FILM ARCHIVE
HISTORY

Contact Us



As a Falkland veteran Ian is well aware of the horrors of war and he reflects on what life must have been like for soldiers in the trenches.
WATCH THIS VIDEO 

To view the video you will need REALPLAYER

EVERY GRAVE'S GOT A STORY
By Ian Winter
Ian served onboard HMS Hermes in the Falklands conflict of 1982. When he was getting ready to return to the Falkland Islands on the 25th anniversary of the conflict, he was suddenly struck by all the World War One graves in his local cemetery and the information they held - the names, regiments and ages of the soldiers and sailors who were remembered there.

Looking at the graves, Ian was amazed by the age range of the men, from teenagers to men in their fifties. He feels this shows just how many people were involved in the First World War, compared to the conflicts of recent years.

Standing looking at the graves marking the deaths of these WWI combatants, Ian thinks back to the Falklands conflict and to his friends who were lost at sea.




Title:
EVERY GRAVE'S GOT A STORY
Contributor:
Ian Winter
Length:
2.59 mins
Date:
06 Nov 2008
Source:
Video Nation Cumbria
Region:
England - North
Categories:
Memories
Sadness


Latest Videos


A HAPPIER HANNAH


A HARMLESS LIFE


AT PEACE





About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy