Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk249-Rise

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rise

move from a lower position to a higher one;
come or go up.
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At  Battle of Bullecourt during World War I…

…the German Army was dug in on the higher ground.

To win the battle the British army had a long advance

up the rise to overtake the german Army.

It was a costly exercise largely due

to the ineptitude of British commanders

and the experience of the German commanders.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk249-Rise

FOWChallenge-Advance

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advance

move forwards in a purposeful way.
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Bullecourt Battlefield,

World War I,

France

Our guide told us that the German Army

held the high ground…

…and that British Army held the lower ground.

 

At a British General’s command soldiers

were expected/ordered to walk up these slope

without any regard for their own life.

Allegedly after three or four attempts

to advance to higher ground, and

losing thousands of soldiers for nothing…

…the British hierarchy decided that

it would be okay for the men

to try and protect themselves…

…from being slaughtered by

the German Army’s enfilade fire.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Advance

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Sting

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sting

a small sharp-pointed organ at the end of the abdomen of bees,
wasps, ants, and scorpions, capable of inflicting
a painful or dangerous wound by injecting poison.

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Bees will quite happily sting

in defence of their territory

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Sting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday-PC-Wk145_Rose

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From flippant to serious.

Cut hay, raked into windrows prior to baling.

A Rosella parrot.

 

 

Pink roses in an American

First World War Cemetery

at Bullecourt in France.

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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