Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk240-Line

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line

a long, narrow mark or band.

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When I think of a line it is

usually a straight line…

…as at the Heath Cemetery on France’s WW I,

Western Front Battlefields.

However this depiction of the Hindenburg Line

is anything but straight.

As is this Le Hamel trench.

Some lines have long sweeping bends in them.

Even the Australian Memorial

at Le Hamel has a bend in it.

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  3. Lines held; Lines fell: abstractions on a map drawn by generals, manifest in the blood of those tasked with making them real.

    That’s quite a story in pictures and words you tell there, my friend. Very moving.

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    • One of my most memorable trips, Patrick. And lines on maps controlled by Generals. The Aussie operator was scathing in his comments about said Generals. Although my Grandfathers both returned it was a moving visit.

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      • History is generally unkind to evils such as those perpetrated through and by war. Kudos to it.

        Only one of my Grandfathers served. Alive, he returned, but with a shrapnel induced and very pronounced limp he never recovered from.

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      • My maternal grandfather lost a leg at ANZAC Cove. He cried the day WW 2 commenced and died in 1942.
        Dad’s father was part of gun crew which fired the First Shot of WW 1 from Point Nepean (eastern side of Port Phillip heads). He went to the Western Front serving in all well known battlefields, awarded a DCMedal and was gassed at least once. The only photo, the only one of which I am aware, of a grumpy looking 18 month old Woolly and Grandfather Bill taken a week before he died in 1952.

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      • Man, that’s harsh. As much as this time now really sucks rocks, I can’t imagine living through two World Wars. What kind of messed up world is that?

        The only thing that came close was the height of the Cold War, especially before Nixon’s negotiation for Detente, but even after that.

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