Scoop Images: Goff At Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier
Here are shots of
Foreign Minister Phil Goff at a wreath-laying ceremony in
Moscow at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Monday (Moscow
time). The ceremony was to commemorate New Zealanders and
Russians who took part in and died in the Northern Convoys
in World War II.
The message on the wreath, written in
Russian and English says "In memory of the sons and
daughters of Russia lost in the Northern Convoys and in
other great battles of World War II".
It then quotes a
Russian veteran's comments to writer and poet Denis Glover,
himself a veteran of the convoys....
"Twenty million lives
are certainly a high price to pay for victory, but ask any
mother in New Zealand, England and Russia, is it too much,
or too little, to lose even one son?."
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