“What is the greatest lesson the war has taught us?”

Famed Canadian portrait photographer Yousuf Karsh took many photographs of World War II leaders to be added to the Canadian National Archives. Among the people whose portrait he took was Viscount Alexander, who led British soldiers to victory in North Africa and Italy. During the portrait session, Mr. Karsh asked him, “What is the greatest lesson the war has taught us?” Viscount Alexander replied, “Not to have another war. Next time all of us will be obliterated.”

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