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LONDON, U.K.—“If they are not remembered, was the sacrifice they made even worthwhile?” asked an American veteran of the Iraq War who named his son after a fellow soldier who was killed there. It’s quite common, actually. My brother-in-law is named after a member of his father’s bomber crew who was killed over the Balkans in 1944. But the Second World War is still just within the reach of living memory. This week, we are asked to commemorate

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Opinion

How to remember the war

By Gwynne Dyer       

Forget about the 'causes of war' in the history books. Every kind of human society, with every imaginable kind of economy, has fought wars.

Almost everybody now realizes that the First World War was a huge, pointless waste of at least 11 million lives, writes columnist Gwynne Dyer. The Hill Times file photograph
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