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WWI ... # 1 
5th-Jul-2018 11:15 am
Poppy Wreath
I am back!

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
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These are rifle bullets that were melted and fused together when an ammunition train blew up 8/9/1916
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Part of am amazing image depicting all aspects of the war ... it took up both sides of the room
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The memorial at Thiepville to the Somme ... and a tourist
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300 unknown French graves, and 300 Commenwealth graves (only 10 named)
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Beaumont Hamel ... the Newfoundland emblem always faces towards where his men fought.
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Some of the trenches
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The Ulster Tower - the whole of Ireland fought here (after the Easter Uprising)
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The Lochnagar Crater - where some of the mines worked by Commenwealth Tunnellers blew up
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An original Calvary, still surviving where it has for over 100 years
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Caterpiller Valley Cemetery - this is where the grave of the Unknown Soldier for New Zealand was chosen from
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More to come
5th-Jul-2018 01:32 pm (UTC)
These are heartbreaking reminders of how devastating war is.
7th-Jul-2018 06:40 pm (UTC)
So many lives lost, and families torn apart
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