Cee-BW-Challenge-Landscapes

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge.

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Geelong sunset.

Beachscape

A landscape or the result of landscaping?

Many South West Victorian farms have

changed their landscape from one

which grazed sheep and cattle to one

which grows trees and is far less intensive.

A little over 100 years ago this idyllic

French landscape would have appeared

anything but idyllic as Villers Bretonneux

was in the middle of some of the

heaviest fighting of World War I.

As the sun goes down…

…near Geelong.

Yearling Herefords

Spring sown canola crop on its way to maturity.

Canola in flower

 

Saint Kilda Pier

 

Moorabool Valley eucalypts.

In the distance are

The Grampians.

The southern end of

The Great Dividing Range.

Moorabool Valley

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Cees-BW-Photo-Challenge: Landscapes

Black_White

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FOWChallenge-Upper

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upper

*  situated above another part.
*  situated on higher ground
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The Upper part of a shoe is tht part which surrounds the sides and ttop of one’s foot

At the Battle of Bullecourt allied armies

had to attack the German army which

was situated on the higher (upper) ground.

There was little or no way for allied soldiers to

gain any protection from German bullets

on these open fields.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:..Upper

Cee’s-FOTD-Challenge21-2504-ANZAC-DAY

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On

ANZAC DAY

It is appropriate to feature

Flanders Field poppies.

It wasn’t until my visit to the Western Front in 2017

that I realised how prolific these poppies are.

Like wildflowers turning fields of battle, red.

Found on

the Somme Battlefields

of France.

Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk254-Nightmare

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nightmare

a frightening or unpleasant dream.
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We often complain or are

frightened by a nightmare.

But many of our defence personnel

along with many civilians

have lived the nightmare

from which there was

no awakening.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk254-Nightmare

A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Remembrance-Day

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In 2017 I visited the World War I…

…Western Front Battlefields in

France and Belgium.

My Paternal Grandfather served on

the Western Front during that conflict. 

 

 

Lochnagar is a privately owned ‘attraction’

created  after allied forces tunnelled

under Germany’s Army and detonated

25 tonnes of explosives.

 The crater is approximately 300 feet

in diameter by 90 feet deep

and is the only surviving crater

of many other such craters,

which are now filled in.

 

Along the boardwalk around the crater

are these small plaques commemorating

a family member who had served on

the Western Front during

The Great War. 

In 2017 each plaque cost

GBP25 or approximately $AUD45.

 

 

After several emails, the transfer of funds

and a few months waiting for

the ‘next batch‘ to  be placed,

I now have a small memorial

to my Grandfather on the battlefields

upon which he served.

 

 


Lest We Forget.

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A Photo a Week Challenge:….In-Memoriam

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Recovery

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recovery

a return to a normal state of health,
mind, or strength.
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After ‘hosting’ major infantry fighting

in two World Wars…

…the recovery process still continues in

France’s Western Front Battlefields.

 

 

Many towns have small ammunition dumps

similar to this one.

These dumps contain unexploded ammunition

and shrapnel which farmers recover

while working their fields.

Dumps are emptied every three to four weeks

according to our guide.

 

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A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Opening

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In war movies underground bunkers

are depicted with oodles

of room move around.

These images of the Gibraltar Bunker,

near Pozieres (Somme Battlefields)

in France…

…clearly show the opening are barely wide enough for one person to walk along

without hitting each wall.

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A Photo a Week Challenge:  Opening

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Cee’s-FOTD-Challenge20-0425-ANZAC-DAY

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On

ANZAC DAY

It is appropriate to feature

Flanders Field poppies.

It wasn’t until my visit to the Western Front in 2017

that I realised how prolific these poppies are.

Like wildflowers turning fields of battle, red.

Found on

the Somme Battlefields

of France.