I FOUND Robert Fisk's poppy day diatribe insulting to BBC presenters, old women such as myself, and the thousands of others who, according to Mr Fisk, are incapable of understanding the true nature of war.
My father served on the Somme, missed Passchendaele by being in hospital, but returned to Flanders for the last months of bitter fighting.
Only too aware of the horrors and pity of war, he annually wore his poppy until his death in 1973.
Why? In memory of his comrades and all who had by then fallen in wars.
I intend to continue the tradition until my death. I hope my sons and grandchildren will do the same.
JOYCE MARLOW (MRS)