At this time of year and with a General Election looking it is appropriate to remember those who gave their lives and limbs for our democracy and freedom.
“When you go Home, tell them of us and say, For your Tomorrow, we gave our Today”
John Maxwell Edmunds 1916
The Great War’ gave rise to numerous reports of of paranormal phenomena, starting with the Battle of Mons (August 1914) when many soldiers claimed they had been guided to safety from the battlefield by the spirit of a medieval archer from the nearby battlefield of Agincourt (1415). Following the massive global casualties of The Great War millions who had lost loved ones turned to Spiritualism and Mediums for comfort by contacting the dead.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
‘For the Fallen’ by Robert Laurence Binyon (1869-1943), published in The Times newspaper on 21 September 1914.
Leslie Flint Spirit Communication Sir Oliver Lodge Part 1