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Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 13 October 2007 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

A group of schoolchildren listening to a sound and light show at Manchester's Imperial War Museum using archive photos which tries to explain, as best it can in language they can understand, the terrible consequences of war.

This is a letter from a soldier to his small child as he leaves for war perhaps never to return.

This was designed for children - I have 2 myself but I saw it without them. I found it so sad and moving that I am still thinking about it now

FUJIFILM FinePix F31fd 10/53 second F/2.8 ISO 1600 8 mm

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Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Ian, it is very, very've given the photo the proper sense of war, that's very impressive

13 Oct 2007 10:01am

Nick Passantino from Bronx, United States

the photo is moving as well. nice shot

13 Oct 2007 1:35pm

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Very moving. Perhaps one day wars won't be necessary. Perhaps, if the children grow up to live in peace. But I fear that may never happen. It starts so young when children pick on one another over silly things on the playground and grows from there into adulthood. It just seems like an incurable human condition, from the playgrounds to the battlefields.

13 Oct 2007 2:18pm

agathe from pau, France

and it makes me cry! it is very touching!

13 Oct 2007 7:23pm

Reza from Montreal, Canada

This is touching. Simply beautiful.

14 Oct 2007 12:02am

Lucca from Cologne, Germany

"… I might not return …" Makes me feel sad. I'd like to see this photo together with the one from yesterday in an exhibition.

14 Oct 2007 9:00am

Damon Schreiber from Toronto, Canada

Very moving - fine work!

14 Oct 2007 6:34pm

FUJIFILM FinePix F31fd
10/53 second
ISO 1600
8 mm