Inspired-January19-Corner

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This is not the type of corner I was thinking of

when I began my search for ‘corner’ photos.

However, VC Corner, near Fromelles in France…


…was the site of some terrible fighting.

No VCs, (Victoria Crosses…our

highest bravery award at the time)

were awarded during that battle.

V.C. Corner Cemetery contains the graves of 410 Australian soldiers

who died and whose bodies were found on the battlefield.

However, not a single body could be identified.

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One Word Photo Challenge-Selfie

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Although not a true selfie…

it is the best I can do.

I’m  not a selfie person and prefer

to be behind the camera.

Details about where this was taken can be found

here at yesterday’s Word of the Day Challenge.

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One Word Photo Challenge: Selfie

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Hero

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In June 2017, I visited France for a short tour of

the Western Front Battlefields

where my Grandfather served

during The Great War.

One of the Battles which has made headlines

in Australia over recent years is

the Battle of Fromelles in July 1916. 

After that battle 250 Australian soldiers were buried

in mass graves just this side

of the Pheasant Wood treeline.  

 

 

In 2009 these graves were discovered and

remains exhumed and re-buried in

the new Fromelles Military Cemetery.

 

However, it was not until 2016 that one of

the soldiers was identified as

being MGW’s (Maternal) Grandmother’s relatives.

According to this 2016 article there are

still 100 australian soldiers who remain

unidentified at Fromelles.


Although not related to this soldier it was an

honour and a privilege to be able to visit his grave

and bring back some images for his family. 

Every man, woman and child involved in

those years of two Wars is a hero in my opinion.

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Word of the Day Challenge: Hero

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As we approach ANZAC Day I thought of some

of the memorials and cemeteries visited last year. 

Toronto Avenue Cemetery.

Prowse Point Cemetery, Belgium

A cemetery dedicated to the soldiers

of the German Army, near Bullecourt.

An American Cemetery…

also in the Bullecourt region.

 

 

 Polygon Woods Cemetery.

Merricourt Cemetery.

 

 

 Fromelles Military  Cemetery.

Polygon Woods Cemetery.

Australian Memorial Villers Bretonneux.

Lest We Forget.

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Hope you enjoyed. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-Way

 

 

Way

While searching for this week’s post…

I found this sight-seeing bus…a way

for visitors to see Melbourne.

York’s signpost pointed the way to

various point in the city…

as did these signs on a

Freeway/Autobahn in Germany.

While visiting Fromelles we had to walk down this path…

to see the site of the Fromelles mass graves

which were recently exhumed and created

the Fromelles Military Cemetery.

 

Finally, this is the way to the

Toronto Avenue Military Cemetery

in Belgium.

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Thursday’s Special: Way

Cee-BW-Challenge-Corners

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First up we have two…

corner units for a bedroom or else where.

These pylons in Venice’s Grand Canal

are effectively street corners as

they mark the corners/intersection of waterways

in the same fashion as a street corner does.

Finally, VC Corner near Fromelles, in France.

Not sure why it was named VC  Corner.

No VCs (Victoria Crosses…the highest award for bravery

in the British/Australian Army)

as no VCs were awarded.

However I read that fighting was so fierce

that all soldiers fighting here should have been

awarded a Victoria Cross.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Corners

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