The gentle slope…
…of this Bullecourt field…
…so peaceful and calm…
…was the scene of so much death…
…during World War I.
Bees will quite happily sting
in defence of their territory
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.
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
Cut hay, raked into windrows prior to baling.
A Rosella parrot.