On the 11th of November 1918 Private Arthur Wrench of the Seaforth Highlanders wrote in his diary:
“I think it is quite hopeless to describe what today means to us. We who will return to tell people what war really is surely hope that 11 am this day will be of great significance to generations to come. Surely this is the last war that will ever be between civilised nations.”
Thanks to Christian Art:
for spotting this.
We must hope that, in addition to the politicians' belligerent posturings, somebody somewhere, for the sake of today's private soldiers (and Ukrainian civilians) somebody somewhere is trying to broker a peace.