World War I,
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.
…now so peaceful.
adept using Photoshop…
…so I have settled for a lamp post…
…and a preset filter.
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.