It's Veterans' Day here in the States. Armistice day elsewhere, or as I've come to think of it, "Poppy Day".
War is horrifying. I think we can all agree on that. Here's a great slide show of WWI. Which reminds me of the source of the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy all over again.
I just finished A Thread of Grace, by Mary Doria Russell, about the horrors of another war - WWII and how regular people made a way through, and in some cases, did the right thing. It's about the Italian resistance and the Jews who fled to Italy from all over Europe looking for a safe place. I read it with my book club and we all loved it.