Michael Morpurgo on the pity of war

As the author of “War Horse”, Mr Morpurgo has seen the battlefields of Flanders many times. But In Flanders Fields Museum still moves him …

“From the moment we entered, words and photographs, film and sound, sculpture, paintings, artefacts and models told of how, nearly a century ago, men went mad all over Europe.

There is a sense of personal involvement in all this. On entering the museum, visitors are encouraged to choose a real character whose story they can follow through the war. Walking beside me, Flora is absorbed in the life of a Dutch girl, six years old when the war broke out, and orphaned shortly afterwards…”

A thoughtful article that is worth reading… 

From INTELLIGENT LIFE Magazine, Spring 2011

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