Jo’s Monday Walk
The Thiepval Memorial is dedicated to the
Missing of the Somme Battles.
It is an Anglo-French Memorial
dedicated to a total between 72,000 and 73,000
The number varies as some remains are identified.
The Thiepval Memorial is an Anglo-French battle memorial
to commemorate the joint 1916 offensive.
The British flag flies on the north side of the monument
while the French flag flies on the south side.
Although I confess that the flags could be
on the opposite sides to those stated.
I have read which sides the flags fly.
Naturally cannot find my source today.
In Australia the south side of anything is nearly always shaded,
logic tells me this should be reversed for the northern hemisphere.
This was our first encounter with tributes…
such as these.
Whether students of history…
or the mouths of babes,
the sentiments are the same.
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We all wish it had never happened, Woolly. So much heartbreaking destruction!
Many thanks for sharing 🙂
I am in awe too – thanks for sharing (and sad about so many missing….)
Just hope we don’t have a repeat.
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