In this month of August, we have remembered the 100th Anniversary of World War 1 on August 4 (“Collection presents the true experience of a world at war”, Observer, August 13), but forgotten the 69th Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and August 9 in World War 2.
“Only Remembered” writer Michael Morpurgo says : “The point is that wehave got a responsibility now to tell the story to young people...It falls to the ‘grown-ups’, to teachers and to writers, to make sure that the experience of the war lives on, and that it is presented in a way which is true and balanced”
If we don’t remember, we don’t learn. If we don’t learn, we don’t remember.
Richard W Symonds, Ifield