Letter: Lessons of war

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The Independent Culture
Sir: As one who lost three great-uncles, who were all brothers, to the First World War, I was struck by the irony of today's (12 November) front-page of The Independent.

Atop Peter Macdiarmid's beautifully shot photograph of the Queen marking Armistice Day in Belgium, we read David Usborne's report that the United States and Britain are set to lead a punitive military strike against Iraq.

We will remember them? Plainly not.

GEOFF BAKER

All Cannings, Wiltshire

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