The editing to these images is
to add extremes of contrast
A Western Front headstone….high contrast…
and low contrast.
If I had the ability I’m sure cemeteries of
would have many onlookers
such as those imposed over this shot.
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.
At 11 AM, on November 11th, 1918
War ceased in Europe.
The guns of the Western Front fell silent
after more than four years
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.
Poppy from the Somme Battlefields,
a scene displayed on a water tower
And the Last Post at Menin Gate, Ypres.
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.