Interesting history of a wartime quote…
“The universe is so vast, and so ageless that the life of one man can only be justified by the measure of his sacrifice.” – Vivian Rosewarne, Wellington bomber copilot
Such were the words of officer Vivian Rosewarne, Wellington bomber copilot, stationed at RAF Marham, Norfolk during the Second World War. His letter was published in The London Times and had become so popular that over 500,000 copies in pamphlet form were eventually sold.
You can read the entire account here: An Airman’s Letter To His Mother
Interestingly, a short propaganda film was produced of the account by the same name as the original article headline: An Airman’s Letter to His Mother