Word-of-Day-Challenge-Imagine

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Can you imagine what it must have been like to be ordered…

out of the relative safety of trenches at Bullecourt

to march towards the German army lines…

…all the while knowing that German machine gun posts

were set up so that they could cut down

enemy soldiers marching up this rise.

Three or four attempts were made to reach the German lines

before the English officers allowed

Australian troops to protect themselves,

take cover etc while trying to advance..

Can you imagine the carnage?

It brings tears to my eyes every time I try.

The paddock was so peaceful and calm.

Millions of lives have been lost because of politics.

I pray it does not happen again.

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Word of the Day Challenge: Imagine

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FOWChallenge-Contrast

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The editing to these images is

to add extremes of contrast

to each….high and low..

A Western Front headstone….high contrast…

and low contrast.

High Contrast

Low Contrast

High Contrast

 

Low Contrast

 

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Contrast

SUNDAY-STILLS-PC-Work-2

 

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Seeing as there is no official challenge this week,

I thought I would add to last week’s offering.

Last week I posted this photo and commentary….

Amid that crowd is a Beefeater at work

guiding tourists around the Tower of London.

and did not realise…

 

I had a better/close up photo of the man at work.

This from my 2017 trip to Arras, France.

Phil, an Aussie, operates Sacred Ground Tours

out of Arras across World War I Battlefields.  

Serre Road Cemetery No. 2 was

the first cemetery we visited. 

Phil is showing us how easy it is to find

a grave of a relative who perished in France.   

Easy if you know which cemetery to visit. 

If your relative is one of the tens of thousands

with no known grave, or an unknown soldier’s grave….

then that is a different story.

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTOS: Work

Remembrance-Day-2017

At 11 AM, on November 11th, 1918

War ceased in Europe.

The guns of the Western Front fell silent

after more than four years

of continuous warfare.Since then November 11 has always

been remembered as

Red Poppy, Armistice or Remembrance Day.

When we started daylight saving time

a few decades ago, there was some discussion

about remembering ‘an hour earlier’.

On the other side was a discussion that

either Australia had daylight savings time

during World War I, or it was

daylight saving in Europe.

I’m not sure if answer was found to that debate.

Now its a case of

Lest We Forget

at the eleventh hour,

of the eleventh day,

of the eleventh month.

Today is remembered with a

Poppy from the Somme Battlefields,

a scene displayed on a water tower

at Pozières.

And the Last Post at Menin Gate, Ypres.

Recently I discovered that the

Menin Gate Lions

actually belong to Australia….a 1936 gift,

  to the Australian War Memorial

from the Mayor of Ypres.

This year the Australian War Memorial has

loaned them back to Ypres.

 

Lest We Forget~~~~~