crucified on the Somme 3a
crucified on the Somme 3a

An artistic rendering of a picture I took at Morchies at the Communal Cemetery.

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Anzac Grave at Weymouth 1
Anzac Grave at Weymouth 1
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Anzac Grave at Weymouth 2
Anzac Grave at Weymouth 2
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tyne cotcemetery 044

A Blackbird sits atop of one of the more than 12,000 headstones in Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium.

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Too young 3
Too young 3
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Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
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Redan Ridge Cemetery 1
Redan Ridge Cemetery 1
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Hathorn Ridge cemetery 11
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VB 1

Picture taken at Villers-Bretonneaux in 2015.

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Hawthorn Ridge Cemetery 2c
Hawthorn Ridge Cemetery 2c
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Respect
Respect

Waiting to pay respect with Flowers at Fromelles, 2015.

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Old Windmill site Pozieres 34
Old Windmill site Pozieres 34

The remains of the old windmill site in Pozieres, France.

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Memorial at Fromelles, Cobbers 1
Memorial at Fromelles, Cobbers 1
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stone

Proud family members stand near the grave of their relative at Fromelles.

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Old Windmill site Pozieres 35

The remains of the old windmill site in Pozieres, France.

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Courcelette Memorial 018
Courcelette Memorial 018

The Courcelette Memorial is a Canadian war memorial that commemorates the actions of the Canadian Corps in the final two and a half months of the infamous four-and-a-half-month-long Somme Offensive of the First World War.

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Courcelette Memorial 017

The Courcelette Memorial is a Canadian war memorial that commemorates the actions of the Canadian Corps in the final two and a half months of the infamous four-and-a-half-month-long Somme Offensive of the First World War.

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Courcelette Memorial 015
Courcelette Memorial 015

The Courcelette Memorial is a Canadian war memorial that commemorates the actions of the Canadian Corps in the final two and a half months of the infamous four-and-a-half-month-long Somme Offensive of the First World War.

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Courcelette Memorial 014
Courcelette Memorial 014

The Courcelette Memorial is a Canadian war memorial that commemorates the actions of the Canadian Corps in the final two and a half months of the infamous four-and-a-half-month-long Somme Offensive of the First World War.

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Courcelette Memorial 013

The Courcelette Memorial is a Canadian war memorial that commemorates the actions of the Canadian Corps in the final two and a half months of the infamous four-and-a-half-month-long Somme Offensive of the First World War.

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Courcelette Memorial 012
Courcelette Memorial 012

The Courcelette Memorial is a Canadian war memorial that commemorates the actions of the Canadian Corps in the final two and a half months of the infamous four-and-a-half-month-long Somme Offensive of the First World War.

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Courcelette Memorial 011
Courcelette Memorial 011

The Courcelette Memorial is a Canadian war memorial that commemorates the actions of the Canadian Corps in the final two and a half months of the infamous four-and-a-half-month-long Somme Offensive of the First World War.

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Courcelette Memorial 010
Courcelette Memorial 010

The Courcelette Memorial is a Canadian war memorial that commemorates the actions of the Canadian Corps in the final two and a half months of the infamous four-and-a-half-month-long Somme Offensive of the First World War.

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Courcelette Memorial 009
Courcelette Memorial 009

The Courcelette Memorial is a Canadian war memorial that commemorates the actions of the Canadian Corps in the final two and a half months of the infamous four-and-a-half-month-long Somme Offensive of the First World War.

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Courcelette Memorial 008
Courcelette Memorial 008

The Courcelette Memorial is a Canadian war memorial that commemorates the actions of the Canadian Corps in the final two and a half months of the infamous four-and-a-half-month-long Somme Offensive of the First World War.

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Courcelette Memorial 007
Courcelette Memorial 007

The Courcelette Memorial is a Canadian war memorial that commemorates the actions of the Canadian Corps in the final two and a half months of the infamous four-and-a-half-month-long Somme Offensive of the First World War.

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Courcelette Memorial 006
Courcelette Memorial 006

The Courcelette Memorial is a Canadian war memorial that commemorates the actions of the Canadian Corps in the final two and a half months of the infamous four-and-a-half-month-long Somme Offensive of the First World War.

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Courcelette Memorial 005
Courcelette Memorial 005

The Courcelette Memorial is a Canadian war memorial that commemorates the actions of the Canadian Corps in the final two and a half months of the infamous four-and-a-half-month-long Somme Offensive of the First World War.

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Courcelette Memorial 002
Courcelette Memorial 002

The Courcelette Memorial is a Canadian war memorial that commemorates the actions of the Canadian Corps in the final two and a half months of the infamous four-and-a-half-month-long Somme Offensive of the First World War.

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Toronto Avenue Cemetary 033

At the edge of Plooegsteert Wood is Toronto Avenue Cemetery, an exclusively Australian burial ground, one of only two on the entire Western Front (the other being VC Corner Cemetery in France).

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Toronto Avenue Cemetery 041

At the edge of Plooegsteert Wood is Toronto Avenue Cemetery, an exclusively Australian burial ground, one of only two on the entire Western Front (the other being VC Corner Cemetery in France).

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Toronto Avenue Cemetery 40

At the edge of Plooegsteert Wood is Toronto Avenue Cemetery, an exclusively Australian burial ground, one of only two on the entire Western Front (the other being VC Corner Cemetery in France).

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Toronto Avenue Cemetery 039

At the edge of Plooegsteert Wood is Toronto Avenue Cemetery, an exclusively Australian burial ground, one of only two on the entire Western Front (the other being VC Corner Cemetery in France).

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Toronto Avenue Cemetery 037

At the edge of Plooegsteert Wood is Toronto Avenue Cemetery, an exclusively Australian burial ground, one of only two on the entire Western Front (the other being VC Corner Cemetery in France).

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Toronto Avenue Cemetery 010

At the edge of Plooegsteert Wood is Toronto Avenue Cemetery, an exclusively Australian burial ground, one of only two on the entire Western Front (the other being VC Corner Cemetery in France).

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Toronto Avenue Cemetery 038

At the edge of Plooegsteert Wood is Toronto Avenue Cemetery, an exclusively Australian burial ground, one of only two on the entire Western Front (the other being VC Corner Cemetery in France).

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Toronto Avenue Cemetery 035

At the edge of Plooegsteert Wood is Toronto Avenue Cemetery, an exclusively Australian burial ground, one of only two on the entire Western Front (the other being VC Corner Cemetery in France).

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Toronto Avenue Cemetery 036

At the edge of Plooegsteert Wood is Toronto Avenue Cemetery, an exclusively Australian burial ground, one of only two on the entire Western Front (the other being VC Corner Cemetery in France).

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London Scottish Memorial 1
London Scottish Memorial 1

Just north of Messines village, by the side of the road to Wytschaete, stands this memorial to the London Scottish, listing their battle honours on the Western Front and elsewhere during the Great War.

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kings Rifles Memorial Pozieres 1
kings Rifles Memorial Pozieres 1
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kings Rifles Memorial Pozieres  4
kings Rifles Memorial Pozieres 4
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kings Rifles Memorial Pozieres  3
kings Rifles Memorial Pozieres 3
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kings Rifles Memorial Pozieres  7
kings Rifles Memorial Pozieres 7
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Tyne Cot 17
Tyne Cot 17
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Colin 1

The grave of former England Test Cricketer Colin Blythe at Oxford Road Cemetery near Ypres.

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Tyne Cot 18
Tyne Cot 18

The Cross of Sacrifice, originally a blockhouse captured by the Third Division Australian Army in 1917.

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Bells Redoubt 1
Bells Redoubt 1

A memorial near the roadside for Donald Bell, the only professional footballer to earn a VC in World War I, killed near this site at Contalmaison, France.

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colin Blythe 2
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20thLightdivision001

20th (Light) Division Memorial just outside Guillemont.

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20thLightdivision002

20th (Light) Division Memorial just outside Guillemont.

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20thLightdivision003

20th (Light) Division Memorial just outside Guillemont.

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gordoncemetery009

Mametz was within the German lines until 1 July 1916, when it was captured by the 7th Division and Mametz Wood, north-east of the village was taken on the days following 7 July. Gordon Cemetery was made by men of the 2nd Gordon Highlanders who buried some of their dead of 1 July in what had been a support trench, together with two artillerymen who died 8 July and an unknown soldier.

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gordoncemetery008

Mametz was within the German lines until 1 July 1916, when it was captured by the 7th Division and Mametz Wood, north-east of the village was taken on the days following 7 July. Gordon Cemetery was made by men of the 2nd Gordon Highlanders who buried some of their dead of 1 July in what had been a support trench, together with two artillerymen who died 8 July and an unknown soldier.

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gordoncemetery005
gordoncemetery005

Mametz was within the German lines until 1 July 1916, when it was captured by the 7th Division and Mametz Wood, north-east of the village was taken on the days following 7 July. Gordon Cemetery was made by men of the 2nd Gordon Highlanders who buried some of their dead of 1 July in what had been a support trench, together with two artillerymen who died 8 July and an unknown soldier.

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gordoncemetery006
gordoncemetery006

Mametz was within the German lines until 1 July 1916, when it was captured by the 7th Division and Mametz Wood, north-east of the village was taken on the days following 7 July. Gordon Cemetery was made by men of the 2nd Gordon Highlanders who buried some of their dead of 1 July in what had been a support trench, together with two artillerymen who died 8 July and an unknown soldier.

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gordoncemetery007
gordoncemetery007

Mametz was within the German lines until 1 July 1916, when it was captured by the 7th Division and Mametz Wood, north-east of the village was taken on the days following 7 July. Gordon Cemetery was made by men of the 2nd Gordon Highlanders who buried some of their dead of 1 July in what had been a support trench, together with two artillerymen who died 8 July and an unknown soldier.

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gordoncemetery012
gordoncemetery012

Mametz was within the German lines until 1 July 1916, when it was captured by the 7th Division and Mametz Wood, north-east of the village was taken on the days following 7 July. Gordon Cemetery was made by men of the 2nd Gordon Highlanders who buried some of their dead of 1 July in what had been a support trench, together with two artillerymen who died 8 July and an unknown soldier.

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gordoncemetery004
gordoncemetery004

Mametz was within the German lines until 1 July 1916, when it was captured by the 7th Division and Mametz Wood, north-east of the village was taken on the days following 7 July. Gordon Cemetery was made by men of the 2nd Gordon Highlanders who buried some of their dead of 1 July in what had been a support trench, together with two artillerymen who died 8 July and an unknown soldier.

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NZL1

New Zealand war memorial near Longueval, France.

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DSC_5943

The Pipers memorial in Longueval, France.

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Hamel1

Views from the Australian Memorial Park at Hamel of the village.

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hamel3

On 4 July 1918, the Australian Corps, commanded by Lieutenant General John Monash, took part in one of the most successful actions of the first World War. The aim of the attack was to capture the high ground east of Hamel, a strategic position both to the Germans as they attempted to advance on Amiens, and to the British wanting to push forward along the banks of the River Somme.A memorial park to the Australian Corps now stands upon the positions captured by the Australians and Americans.

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Hamel2 copy
Hamel2 copy

On 4 July 1918, the Australian Corps, commanded by Lieutenant General John Monash, took part in one of the most successful actions of the first World War. The aim of the attack was to capture the high ground east of Hamel, a strategic position both to the Germans as they attempted to advance on Amiens, and to the British wanting to push forward along the banks of the River Somme.A memorial park to the Australian Corps now stands upon the positions captured by the Australians and Americans.

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hamel4

On 4 July 1918, the Australian Corps, commanded by Lieutenant General John Monash, took part in one of the most successful actions of the first World War. The aim of the attack was to capture the high ground east of Hamel, a strategic position both to the Germans as they attempted to advance on Amiens, and to the British wanting to push forward along the banks of the River Somme.A memorial park to the Australian Corps now stands upon the positions captured by the Australians and Americans.

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hamel10

A street in Hamel named after the Australian Corps Commander General Sir John Monash.

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hamel5

On 4 July 1918, the Australian Corps, commanded by Lieutenant General John Monash, took part in one of the most successful actions of the first World War. The aim of the attack was to capture the high ground east of Hamel, a strategic position both to the Germans as they attempted to advance on Amiens, and to the British wanting to push forward along the banks of the River Somme.A memorial park to the Australian Corps now stands upon the positions captured by the Australians and Americans.

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hamel9

View of the countryside around Hamel, scene of Australian success in 1918.

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hamel6 copy

On 4 July 1918, the Australian Corps, commanded by Lieutenant General John Monash, took part in one of the most successful actions of the first World War. The aim of the attack was to capture the high ground east of Hamel, a strategic position both to the Germans as they attempted to advance on Amiens, and to the British wanting to push forward along the banks of the River Somme.A memorial park to the Australian Corps now stands upon the positions captured by the Australians and Americans.

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hamel7

On 4 July 1918, the Australian Corps, commanded by Lieutenant General John Monash, took part in one of the most successful actions of the first World War. The aim of the attack was to capture the high ground east of Hamel, a strategic position both to the Germans as they attempted to advance on Amiens, and to the British wanting to push forward along the banks of the River Somme.A memorial park to the Australian Corps now stands upon the positions captured by the Australians and Americans.

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hamel8

On 4 July 1918, the Australian Corps, commanded by Lieutenant General John Monash, took part in one of the most successful actions of the first World War. The aim of the attack was to capture the high ground east of Hamel, a strategic position both to the Germans as they attempted to advance on Amiens, and to the British wanting to push forward along the banks of the River Somme.A memorial park to the Australian Corps now stands upon the positions captured by the Australians and Americans.

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