27 June 1917

Why should we murmur, short-sighted and vain,
Since death to our loved one is undying gain

What, oh! for the time, when one can wash, bathe, shave, and shave daily. One does not appreciate these benefits in civilian life, but this war has taught us all wonders—how to appreciate things by finding out we never knew when we were well off.

Eleftherios Venizelos returns to Athens, 27 June 1917. Image courtesy Agence Rol – Bibliothèque Nationale de France.

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This entry was posted on June 27th, 2017.