One-Word-Sunday-Volume

 

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Volume

Lochnagar Crater.

Created by 27,000 kilograms of detonated explosives

in the Somme Battlefields, France.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:  Volume

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Emotional

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emotional

relating to a person’s emotions.

 

Although my only connection to

this cemetery is via MGW’s cousin…

Fromelles Military Cemetery

…it did not matter if it was Fromelles Cemetery

or any other Western Front War Cemetery,

it was impossible not to become

a little emotional when thinking of all

the dead, missing, injured and the age

of those lying in these graves.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Emotional

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Glimpse

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glimpse

“she caught a glimpse of the ocean”

see or perceive briefly or partially.

Each morning of our European holiday,

our tour director would begin with the phrase…

‘...well you’ve done (insert city name), 

tonight we will be in (insert city name)…’

 

While I thoroughly enjoyed our trip…

I did feel that we were only getting

a glimpse of each city…the highlights.

The following year I returned

to Arras in France for a

Western Front Battlefields tour.

Arras, Bell Tower

Because I was in Arras for 5 nights

I think I enjoyed that brief trip

as much as any of the cities

we visited the previous year.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Glimpse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Word-of-Day-Challenge-Tear

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tear

a hole or split in something caused by it
having been pulled apart forcefully.

This hole in the ground,

known as Lochnagar Crater,

was created after British soldiers 

detonated 27,000 tons of explosives

under German lines during

World War I.

The force created a tear in the ground

measuring 220 feet (67 metres) diameter

and 450 feet (137 metres) across

Debris from the explosion rose

about 4,000 feet into the air.

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Word of the Day Challenge: Tear

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOWChallenge-Surreal

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surreal 

a situation or experience that is surreal

is very strange and difficult to understand,

like something from a dream

I am choosing my visit to the

Western Front Battle Fields in 2017,

for this post.

 Seeing all the cemeteries we visited

and the names of the missing in action was

a reality check, if not surreal.

I created this photo for a

‘ghost’ challenge some time ago.

Every time I look at my Western Front photos,

it brings back memories of those now

tranquil French and Belgium fields,

  where death once ruled and they were

covered with bloody bodies.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Surreal

 

 

 

Word-of-Day-Challenge-Target

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target

a person, object, or place selected as the aim of an attack.

Bullecourt Battlefield

World War I.

British forces were gathered at the bottom

of the hill with their target,

the German Army, at the top of the hill.

Thousands over men were lost in this battle

mainly because British Officers forbade

their men to take cover as they rose from their trenches.

Apparently there were four or five of these abortive

attempts to take the high ground before

the generals in charge gave the okay

for soldiers to protect themselves from

the German Army’s enfilade fire

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Target

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-View

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Some French views.

Beginning with a German Military Cemetery

at Rancourt.

There is 11,442 soldiers lying at rest here.

 This cemetery appears to have far fewer graves

here than other similar sized cemeteries,

because each headstone

represents three soldiers.

 

A beautiful drive in the French countryside.

 

Approaching Quennemont Farm Military Cemetery

for American soldiers of The Great War.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: View

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