2014 is, of course, the centenary of the start of that conflict known as The Great War or the First World War. Although the age of photography captured previous major conflicts, the Great War stands out for both its devastating scale and the fact that by 1914 photography was in the hands of the people rather than the experts. So many of us have photographs of family members who were caught up in the conflict, poignant reminders of the scale of loss and sacrifice. Our theme image this week features the face of Private Morton Neill of 9 Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment, who was reported missing, aged 19, on 30 July 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. He was just an ordinary soldier, commemorated now in the Faces Project of the Imperial War Museum which is available on Flickr Commons. Thus Sepia Saturday 211 provides us with a chance to remember loss in any of its manifestations. Just post your post on or around Saturday 18 January 2014 and then link your post to the list below.
Here is a quick preview of what is around the corner on Sepia Saturday:-
212 : Let it snow and get out those skis.
213 : Suitcases, bags, trunks and portmanteaus
214 : Pianos and players - and pictures within pictures
But snow, travel and music are all things for the future, things to look forward to when peace and sanity returns to the world. For Sepia Saturday 211 our theme is of a more sombre nature.