Sunday-Stills-0912-Going-Back…

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going back

(of a clock) be set to an earlier standard time,
especially at the end of summertime

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In a few weeks, October 3 to be precise,

we are going to be thrown out of gear

for a few days as we go back to

Daylight Savings Time

which will last until then the

1st Sunday of April.

In 1976 I set off on my overseas trip

as was the norm in those days.

I spent a month touring around Great Britain,

before heading over to Canada,

my real destination.

In 2016 we returned to Great Britain,

for a few days, prior to crossing

the English Channel, from Dover,

for our European holiday.

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It was not until we were home a few weeks

that I began thinking of going back

to France to visit the Western Front battlefields

where my Grandfather served during World War I.

 

In late May 2017, I again landed at Heathrow

where I boarded a London bound train to

St Pancras International Station.

At St Pancras, I boarded the Eurostar

for my trip across to France,

disembarking at Lille.

From Lille, it was only a 45-minute

train ride south to Arras.

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Sunday-Stills:…Going-Back

FriendlyFriday21-Found-Objects

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Fishbait on Point Lonsdale Pier

French farmers are still finding unexploded

ammunition in their paddocks.

These munitions are taken to a depot

outside their town, which is cleared

every two or three weeks.

Shrapnel is also in plentiful supply

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FriendlyFriday:...Found-Objects

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Cee-BW-Challenge-Landscapes

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge.

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Geelong sunset.

Beachscape

A landscape or the result of landscaping?

Many South West Victorian farms have

changed their landscape from one

which grazed sheep and cattle to one

which grows trees and is far less intensive.

A little over 100 years ago this idyllic

French landscape would have appeared

anything but idyllic as Villers Bretonneux

was in the middle of some of the

heaviest fighting of World War I.

As the sun goes down…

…near Geelong.

Yearling Herefords

Spring sown canola crop on its way to maturity.

Canola in flower

 

Saint Kilda Pier

 

Moorabool Valley eucalypts.

In the distance are

The Grampians.

The southern end of

The Great Dividing Range.

Moorabool Valley

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Cees-BW-Photo-Challenge: Landscapes

Black_White

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FOWChallenge-Upper

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upper

*  situated above another part.
*  situated on higher ground
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The Upper part of a shoe is tht part which surrounds the sides and ttop of one’s foot

At the Battle of Bullecourt allied armies

had to attack the German army which

was situated on the higher (upper) ground.

There was little or no way for allied soldiers to

gain any protection from German bullets

on these open fields.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:..Upper

Cee’s-FOTD-Challenge21-2504-ANZAC-DAY

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On

ANZAC DAY

It is appropriate to feature

Flanders Field poppies.

It wasn’t until my visit to the Western Front in 2017

that I realised how prolific these poppies are.

Like wildflowers turning fields of battle, red.

Found on

the Somme Battlefields

of France.

Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk254-Nightmare

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nightmare

a frightening or unpleasant dream.
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We often complain or are

frightened by a nightmare.

But many of our defence personnel

along with many civilians

have lived the nightmare

from which there was

no awakening.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk254-Nightmare

Word-of-Day-Challenge-Recovery

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recovery

a return to a normal state of health,
mind, or strength.
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After ‘hosting’ major infantry fighting

in two World Wars…

…the recovery process still continues in

France’s Western Front Battlefields.

 

 

Many towns have small ammunition dumps

similar to this one.

These dumps contain unexploded ammunition

and shrapnel which farmers recover

while working their fields.

Dumps are emptied every three to four weeks

according to our guide.

 

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A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Opening

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In war movies underground bunkers

are depicted with oodles

of room move around.

These images of the Gibraltar Bunker,

near Pozieres (Somme Battlefields)

in France…

…clearly show the opening are barely wide enough for one person to walk along

without hitting each wall.

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A Photo a Week Challenge:  Opening

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