G’day and this week we explain what is probably the most misinterpreted misunderstood image from World War One.The poem ‘A Soldier’s Kiss’ pops up regularly on FaceBook and with no offence meant it is clear from the many comments always made that people do not usually understand what is happening in the painting.Of course the other big misunderstanding is that the picture stems from that poem but it is actually the other way around with the Blue Cross commissioning the painting in 1916 as a fund raising exercise to help improve the health and veterinary services for WWI horses.The poem came later.The Blue Cross commissioned Fortunino Matania to do the painting, Henry Chappell later wrote the poem about the painting’s depiction.I give you my apologies now that my poem recital isn’t on par with Leonard Teale.Cheers cobbers.(And if you get to the end of the video, please hit that ‘subscribe’ button. Thanks.)

Goodbye Old Man/A Soldier's Kiss. Painting by Fortunino Matania, poem by Henry Chappell.

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I am interested in writing short stories for my pleasure and my family's but although I have published four family books I will not go down that path again but still want what I write out there so I will see how this goes

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