Hot and exhausted from an amazing week in Italy. Yes, I will post some photos, but thought I ought to catch up with the long overdue WWI pictures. I shall actually post them in the reverse order of the trip, as that's the way by pictures are loaded and I am too lazy (or too busy) to reverse them!)
This is the end of the trip - Thiepville memorialle, Beaumont Hamel, the Lochnagar Crater and the Ulster Tower (where North & South Ireland fought together)
Warning - it is picture heavy! ....
This is int he museum there - the pictures are regularily changed ... just to personalise the graves
These are rifle bullets that were melted and fused together when an ammunition train blew up 8/9/1916
Part of am amazing image depicting all aspects of the war ... it took up both sides of the room
The memorial at Thiepville to the Somme ... and a tourist
300 unknown French graves, and 300 Commenwealth graves (only 10 named)
Beaumont Hamel ... the Newfoundland emblem always faces towards where his men fought.
Some of the trenches
The Ulster Tower - the whole of Ireland fought here (after the Easter Uprising)
The Lochnagar Crater - where some of the mines worked by Commenwealth Tunnellers blew up
An original Calvary, still surviving where it has for over 100 years
Caterpiller Valley Cemetery - this is where the grave of the Unknown Soldier for New Zealand was chosen from
More to come