Weekly Photo Challenge-Corner

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

VC Corner

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I was under the impression

VC Corner was so named… 

 because there were a large number of

Victoria Crosses awarded in that small area

of the Battle of Fromelles.

However, this morning’s research shows

that it was a nickname given by soldiers

and probably indicates the level of bravery

required when fighting there.

 There is 410 unknown soldiers buried in

individual unmarked graves under the

two in-ground crosses.

Including the 410 soldiers buried at this site,

there is another 700-900 names on the wall

of missing soldiers, taking the number

of soldiers memorialised at this site to

between 1121 and 1296,

depending on your source.

VC Corner was located at the cross roads of
the D171 road and Rue Delvas in the village of Petillon.
Source: https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C117755

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Travel Theme-Behind

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My

Behind

 Travel Theme.

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A few years ago while in Africa…

I developed a totally unfounded reputation of

being a tail-end Charlie.

Nothing has changed and this year,

at Hill 60, in Belgium, the only…

time I was in front (of the crowd) was when

I scrambled up this bunker to have my photo taken.

These days however, the ascent is far easier than the descent.

So by the time I had carefully descended from

my precarious position,  most of the crowd

had reach our starting point again.

And yes, there I was back, bringing up the rear of

my fellow travellers and the next group

of school children to visit Hill 60.

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Where’s My Backpack: Behind

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