Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Thursday, February 1, 2024

The Better Part of Valour: Combatant Courage on the Western Front (Video)

New Zealanders at Quesnoy

Presented by Dr. Edward Madigan, 
Commonwealth War Graves Commission


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  1. Doctor Edward Madigan's multi-faceted approach to courage during World War One helps us appreciate the complex nature of bravery. Courage is a big word, meaning it's not about the acts of valor but how you endure the hardships of war, maintain your composure, and face fears in inhuman conditions. Courage to survive the immense psychological and physical toll on individuals comes from deep within your soul, constantly pushing one to the limit. This highlights the importance of shared experiences, support, and friendship in overcoming adversity. In the lecture by Doctor Edward Madigan about courage challenges, our thoughts about how we honor and define courage in the military context.