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
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 trenchesThe 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 yearsCaterpiller Valley Cemetery -
this is where the grave of the Unknown Soldier for New Zealand was chosen from
More to come