It seems to have been the ancient Greek dramatist Aeschylus who first said that truth is the first casualty in war.
This poster sums that up. It was intended to attract young Irishmen to join the colours during the Great War of 1914-18. I return to the question we asked on November 6 two years ago: What sacrifices have been offered in modern industrial war and to what deities?
Truth, in this case, was sacrificed to the idols of Nationalism and Xenophobia. And all too many young men were sacrificed.
Let nation speak peace unto nation.