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tomm2thumbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 03:39 PM
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Horses of War Celebrated - Amazing Puppetry & Story
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPEmBBVtN08
 
Posted on YouTube: April 10, 2011
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Posted on DU: April 17, 2011
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The story is about Joey, a boy's beloved horse, who is sold to the cavalry at the start of World War One, and shipped to France. The horse is swept up into the battle where it takes him on an extraordinary journey, on both sides of the war. The horse's young owner, Albert, not old enough to enlist, embarks on an odyssey to find Joey and bring him home.


War Horse" originated at the the National Theater in London and now opened in New York on Thursday, selling so strongly that the Lincoln Center changed their plans for the show scheduled as a limited engagement, it has been extended indefinitely, the Lincoln Center Theater announced this week, beyond its intended June 26 closing.

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thought it was a well done feature

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BanzaiBonnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 03:45 PM
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1. I saw the story about The Warhorse.
Its a play detailing the story of a boy and a horse facing the horrors of World War I.

That was the first time living flesh bent under steel boxes that gave no ground. The use of tanks that only was an echo into the future of all the wars to come. The cold brutality of absolute unyielding force.

All around the world, there are monuments to war. Magnificent in splendor, huge in the heart they display. Some simple and stark in their black and white homage to those who died. All asking us to remember. Remember the hardships, remember the sacrifice, remember the pain and destruction of war. Remember the potential in each of those persons lost.

The monuments ask us to remember... but when will we learn.


I hear some call for continuing war by saying Dont give up the fight. Do not let your sons sacrifice be in vain. I say, lets stop the needless suffering of war, so those who have given their lives will not have done so in vain. Do not let their memory die.

Do not think that war is ever about the honor of those who serve. It is about arrogance. The arrogance that one person, party or group, knows better and wants control of the lives of another group.

Honor their service by learning the true lesson of war. While it may appear that one group or another is in the position of winning, there are no lasting gains for humanity to be made through war. Ultimately, war hurts everyone and everything.


I dream that in my lifetime, there will be no more monuments to war. Honor those who have died in service by learning to live in peace.

The truth of war is witnessed in the long lists of names. Ten million men lost in WWI and nearly the same number of horses. Those men are remembered and mourned by monuments. In London, theres even a monument to honor all the animals including the horses, that served. Part of the inscription on that monument reflects that, "They had no choice."

The monument asks us to remember... we have a choice.
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Voice for Peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 05:08 PM
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2. amazing! k&r
and moving (heart moving)
thanks for posting!
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