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Folk musician Lester reflects on the human cost of The Great War.
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REMEMBERING ALBERT
By Lester Simpson
Lester’s perspective on the First World War was changed for ever when he went on a trip to Belgium in 1994.

After being booked to perform music near to the scene of a bloody battle which took place in 1917, Lester remembered hearing of a relative who lost his life there. And some research soon revealed that man to be Lester's great uncle Corporal Albert Scrimshaw of the Ox and Bucks Light Infantry.

Now after returning from another trip to Belgium, Lester reflects on the human cost of that 'war to end all wars' and sadly notes that those who survived the bitter conflict are becoming thin on the ground.

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Title:
REMEMBERING ALBERT
Contributor:
Lester Simpson
Length:
3.32 mins
Date:
06 Nov 2008
Source:
Video Nation Derby
Region:
England - East Midlands
Categories:
Identity
Memories


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