Damascus walks, April 26-28, Stores Re-Opened, Life in Streets

Normal life NOW in Syria’s Damascus as filmed by Eva Bartlett, one of the very few western journalists who has been regularly travelling to and around Syria for the past few years:

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During my hours-long daily walks all around Damascus, I’ve been delighted to note (as always) the calm and people interacting as normal on the streets, but also the re-opening of stores. That started over a week ago, with shops (non-essential) re-opening on alternate days. As of some days ago, they are allowed to open daily till 5 pm.

The government continues to find ways to both take precautions and help people survive economically.

For my thoughts on Syria’s dealing with C19, see this post

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Remembrance

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Private Giles Victor Rowles  14th Battalion 1402 AIF

Died of wounds at the Battle of Lone Pine, Gallipoli, age 19 years.

Buried at sea August 10 1915, 2 miles off Mudros Harbour, Lemnos.

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Born in Hollinfare, Cheshire, England 1896, son of Mary Ann Williamson Rowles and Charles Rowles. Remembered by his step-siblings on his parents’ gravestone in Hollinfare cemetery.

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Also worth remembering, in Britain, 16-year-olds are still recruited into the armed forces. War veterans call for a re-think on recruitment of sixteen-year-olds

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No Glory in War 1914-1918

#NoGloryInWar  @WarNoGlory