Word-of-Day-Challenge-Volley

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volley

a number of bullets, arrows, or other projectiles discharged at one time

It wasn’t a volley but a single gunshot…

 

…fired from this barrel…

 

…which was mounted in this gun emplacement

which was the first allied shot fired in World War I.

 

Recently I posted a photo taken near the

Point Lonsdale Lighthouse looking over

to this side…Point Nepean.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Volley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Fire

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A Dubai fire dancer

A Geelong bonfire.

Loved this task when on the farm.

Always lit on a cool day with rain likely to fall soon.

More than I can say about others.

 

 

 

The FIrst Shot, World War 1, 100 year, Commemoration, Point Nepean National Park, Portsea, 5th August 2014.

Gunfire.

Commemorating firing of

First shot of World War I

from Point Nepean.

August 5, 2014

 

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Fire

SUNDAY-STILLS-PC-Fire

 

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An assortment of fire images…

Getting rid of the rubbish.

A fire dancer in the

United Arab Emirates.

 

 

Finally…

Ready, Aim…

The FIrst Shot, World War 1, 100 year, Commemoration, Point Nepean National Park, Portsea, 5th August 2014.

Fire!!

 

The 100 year reenactment of firing

the First Shot of World War I at Point Nepean

My Grandfather was part of the original Gun Crew.

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTO:  Fire 

LIGHT WORDS: Night-Fire

Hugh’s Views & News: Night-Photos

Daily Prompt-Ceremony

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On August 5, 1914, my Grandfather was part of a gun crew

which fired the first allied shot of what was

to become known as The Great War.

At the time he was stationed at Point Nepean which

is situated on the eastern side of the entrance to Port Phillip Bay.

The cannon on the right was the one used for the task.

The barrel on the left was used to fire the first shot

of World War II.

One hundred years later, August 5, 2014,

on bright sunny day in winter

a ceremony was conducted to commemorate that event.

 

All the ceremony the military could muster

was included to mark  the occasion.

 

We had mixed messages about who could lay the wreath,

so as my Grandfather did we took things into our own hands

and I and my two Aunties, Dad’s sisters,

to lay our wreath.

My Auntie, on the right, has since passed.

Just before 1245 a freighter came into view as it did in 1914.

 

Then at precisely 1245 a ceremonial shot

was fired from Point Nepean,

to mark the centenary of firing of the

First Shot of World War I.

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Cee-BW-Challenge-Indoor-Walkways

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge:

Indoor-Walkways.

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I’m catching up with some missed posts for the BW Challenge.

walkway_0031No quite indoor…but under cover.

walkway_0036The rest of my images come from Fort Nepean,

from where the First Shot of both World Wars was fired

walkway_0033My Grandfather was part of the gun crew which fired

The First Shot of World War I.
walkway_0035

 He would have spent many hours walking

through these passages.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Indoor-Walkways

Black_White

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Silhouette

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Silhouette

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On August 5, I paid a visit to Fort and Point Nepean to commemorate

firing the First Shot in World War 1.

silhouette_0148There was oodles of media in tow to cover the event.

We were told that it was to be reported internationally,

but not sure if this occurred.

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silhouette_0340A young soldier is demonstrating how the Pfalz was signalled on that day in 1914.

silhouette_0047Down at Fort Nepean a silhouette of a soldier pushing carts which may have carried explosives.

silhouette_0114I would like to think that these ‘Diggers‘ are honouring the men who fought in all wars

and praying that it never happens again.

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Texture

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Texture

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Found some good photos and textures at Fort Nepean last Tuesday.

fort_0084This sign is at the gun emplacement which fired the first shot of World War 1.

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fort_0028Just hope this shell did not contain any…
fort_0029powder as described above.
fort_0031The texture of the bricks and rings was eye-catching even before this challenge.
fort_0032Fascinating to think that these guns were manoeuvred manually with ropes and pulleys…

fort_0030Ausing these rings which are still embedded in the wall.

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