In the Salient 1

By woolybill1
A couple of weeks ago we spent three days walking in the Ypres Salient, where the British Army served from late 1914 until the end of the Great War. Here is a small selection of my observations, beginning with a mobile phone shot (well, it is Monday . . .) of some of our party.
Francis Ledwidge, after whom the footpath is named, was an Irish soldier and poet whose grave (V1) is in Artillery Wood cemetery close by. A private memorial to him stands beside another path near the cemetery (V2), while the Welsh poet E H Evans, better known as Hedd Wyn, is also buried in Artillery Wood cemetery (V3).

Thanks for all the votes and lively comments yesterday SmileSmileSmile

Tags: Landscape General Flanders Great war Mobile Monday

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bliba Plus
16 2 Austria
22 Jul 2019 8:02AM
intersting write up and capture
22 Jul 2019 8:02AM
"My subject is War, and the pity of War. The Poetry is in the pity"
~ Wilfred Owen
AlfieK Plus
4 1 1 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2019 8:06AM
Like soldiers going into battle. Great perspective Bill.
viscostatic 15 50 11 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2019 8:18AM
Tragic times remembered.

22 Jul 2019 9:01AM
V3 is a lovely image, Bill.

saltireblue Plus
11 12.4k 78 Norway
22 Jul 2019 9:08AM
"How light the step, how heavy the heart"
Nikonuser1 Plus
9 170 16 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2019 9:27AM
A very poignant set BillSmileSmile

mac Plus
20 13 Scotland
22 Jul 2019 9:52AM
I think it brings it home about the futility of the 1914-1918 conflict when you see the sites and graves. Well photographed, Bill
franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2019 10:09AM
A well captured, set, Bill. Here we are, a hundred years later and the human race has yet to work on ways of living together in peace.

22 Jul 2019 11:14AM
A lovely set of photos, have walked around many of the WW1 Cemetery in that area but you learn something every day, thank you for adding these.
Saastad 2 16 15 Norway
22 Jul 2019 11:42AM
Interesting place and fine photos Bill.

TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
22 Jul 2019 11:54AM
A very poignant set, Bill. Saw many graves like this at the Tyne Cot Cemetery near Ypres.
Trev 😀
GeorgeP 14 62 26 United States
22 Jul 2019 2:44PM
A wonderful set.

I am always struck by the ages of the dead (not too surprising that they are usually young men in their prime) and the talent that is wasted in wars. Sadly, we never learn and the futility of trying to solve every problem by force continues to this day. One only has to listen to the news any day to hear old men threatening each other with the lives of young men.
22 Jul 2019 4:05PM
An excellent and most interesting set, Bill.

Of the three images v1 and v2 are my choice, my Uncle Joe was killed in the Battle of Ypres in 1917 we have very little information about him or the battalion he belonged too .
Iím currently delving into the knotty problem of my family tree so Iím hoping something will pop up in the fullness of time .


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