Tuesday-PC-Wk186-Slope

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The gentle slope…

…of this Bullecourt field…

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…so peaceful and calm…

…was the scene of so much death… 

…and bloodshed…

…during World War I.

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Remembrance-Day-2019

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At 11 AM, on November 11th, 1918

War ceased in Europe.

The guns of the Western Front fell silent

after more than four years

of continuous warfare.Since then November 11 has always

been remembered as

Red Poppy, Armistice or Remembrance Day.

When we started daylight saving time

a few decades ago, there was some discussion

about remembering ‘an hour earlier’.

On the other side was a discussion that

either Australia had daylight savings time

during World War I, or it was

daylight saving in Europe.

I’m not sure if answer was found to that debate.

Now its a case of

Lest We Forget

at the eleventh hour,

of the eleventh day,

of the eleventh month.

Today is remembered with a

Poppy from the Somme Battlefields,

a scene displayed on a water tower

at Pozières.

And the Last Post at Menin Gate, Ypres.

Recently I discovered that the

Menin Gate Lions

actually belong to Australia….a 1936 gift,

  to the Australian War Memorial

from the Mayor of Ypres.

This year the Australian War Memorial has

loaned them back to Ypres.

 

Lest We Forget~~~~~

FOWChallenge-Manual

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manual

relating to or done with the hands.
a book giving instructions or information.
“a computer manual”

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Although not quite the manual

I was thinking  of…

…this booklet does provide similar  information

in as much as it directs visitors to particular graves

in Western Front Cemeteries.

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RyanPhotography-WeeklyPC-41-Books

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When MGW’s cousin asked me to look up

her fallen relatives in their Western Front Cemeteries…

well I can’t print my initial reaction.

At the time I was crossing the English Channel

in the Eurostar Tunnel.

Not to be put off I asked for and received almost immediately

their names and the cemeteries in which

these men were interred.

This was forwarded to my guide while still underwater.

Thank goodness for Facebook Messenger!

Serre Road Cemetery No. 2 was our first stop

where 7,127 fallen soldiers are buried.

And I had to find one grave!!

As we walked through the gate’s arch

I noticed this in one wall.

Our guide pulled the knob

and the door opened.

Reaching in he withdrew a book in which was listed

every soldier buried in Serre Road Cemetery No. 2.

The row in which they were buried and their grave number.

That book, which was at each cemetery we visited,

made grave hunting on

The Western Front

so much easier.

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Ryan-Weekly-PC-41-Books

Word-of-Day-Challenge-Antagonistic

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antagonistic

showing or feeling active opposition
or hostility towards someone or something.

Taji will, one day, definitely show

active opposition…

…to this kelpie’s behavior.

Then Candi will know her place in the world.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Antagonistic

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Native

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native

a person born in a specified place
or associated with a place by birth,
whether subsequently resident there or not.

My guess would be that there were not many

Parisién or French natives (in general)…

…in this queue at Palace of Versailles.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Native

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