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Foreign Fields

By Andree_Borrel
The niece just returned from the France and Belgium battlefields, exactly 90 years since WW1 ended, our Grandad was there, she brought back some barbed wire. What was interesting i thought was if whether she crossed his path and how far was the barbed wire from where he was...........strange isnt it, the image is of the barbed wire now, the map of the battlefield and his photograph then

Tags: Portraits and people

Voters: graceland, mrswoolybill, pascalg and 47 more

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mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.0k 2467 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2008 4:59PM
Extraordinarily powerful image. Can't help noticing that the only colour is blood red.
My great uncle fought at Vimy Ridge, we still have his letter home describing the battle - up to the point when he was shot in the face... I do feel the need to go there one day.
pascalg Plus
14 37 1 France
10 Jun 2008 5:17PM
stevieasp 14 7 England
10 Jun 2008 5:19PM
Photos do,nt have to be great to convey a message, well done with this, it does have a certain strength,
pascalg Plus
14 37 1 France
10 Jun 2008 5:31PM
just read your write up...
was caught by the image first ;
very strong
we live not far from Verdun, where there are interesting museums & memorials about ww1...
woolybill1 Plus
15 38 78 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2008 5:43PM
Simple, evocative, good combination of media, well-presented.
Bob_V 14 1 2 United States
10 Jun 2008 5:47PM
What a wonderful write up and a poweful image Graham, so well done.
Herge88 14 40 6 England
10 Jun 2008 5:52PM
A poignant composition.

Best Matt
MickyMc 14 8 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2008 5:57PM
Super interesting and moving write up, I love the tribute you have paid your brave Grandad for being there, making his memory live for ever.
I just wish wars would all cease and our men like those young faces in the paper today would stop being killed.
BlueRoom 15 73 20 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2008 5:59PM
Grandads were a lot younger in those days, he looks no different from the young lads we lost in Afganistan this week. It's difficult to think of a sadder indictment of humanity than that.

Cormy 14 3 England
10 Jun 2008 6:01PM
Very powerful,moving image Graham.
nickyv32 14 135 England
10 Jun 2008 7:04PM
Very strong image, great shot.

SRSmith 14 1 United States
10 Jun 2008 7:44PM
Both the image and write-up are superb. Powerful and touching.
wyatturp 16 2 England
10 Jun 2008 7:51PM
Makes me sad such young lives---why is there wars

ChristineL 16 39 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2008 8:21PM
this made me stop and think of my two great uncles who died in WW1 and although I never knew them the feeling of loss is very strong,
bayleaf 14 8 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2008 8:36PM
Another Graham masterpiece

newy17 15 273 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2008 8:48PM
Superb work Graham.
glyndwr 14 103 10 Wales
10 Jun 2008 8:54PM
Good set up Graham.

digiray63 14 4 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2008 9:56PM
Thought provoking narrative and image Graham. Great work.
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
10 Jun 2008 10:24PM
I can understand your feelings on this one Graham.It must make you wonder.Rather thought provoking.
photophantom 13 108 3 Philippines
10 Jun 2008 10:52PM
Excellent Graham. Great work. Nice to see the photo of your Grand dad and the rusty barbed wire. Great write up.
Cabit 14 104 England
11 Jun 2008 12:05PM
Strong moving work Graham, been over to the battlefields a couple of times myself, does make one think.
AndyCRevitt 14 12 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2008 6:37PM
A very powerful image. Thank you for sharing it.

rmr 14 1 Wales
11 Jun 2008 6:47PM
another super image graham
well done
m3lem 15 England
11 Jun 2008 6:50PM
I like this - well thought out. Very cleverly done.
Diana 15 2.0k 19 Netherlands
11 Jun 2008 8:24PM
touching, this is a lovely collection to remember him by

I bought some moss back from Amersfoort concentration camp where my Uncle was held. It is still growing in my garden now

tigertimb 14 40 66 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2008 5:17PM
A great image Graham and a wonderful tribute
lonely_oryx 14 61 55 England
13 Jun 2008 10:44PM
Very moving image
14 Jun 2008 6:21PM
thank you for sharing such a powerful story...the image serves it well!
barry john 17 25 England
14 Jun 2008 9:16PM
great image and story
Barry John
bricurtis Plus
16 2.5k 51 England
16 Jun 2008 9:54AM
A fine image with a message.
Ridgeway 15 222 2 Ireland
18 Jun 2008 2:08AM
Strong image,made all the more powerful because of the personal conection,,
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
18 Jun 2008 12:59PM
A strong and poignant image-- very thought provoking!
costas 14 2 2 Greece
2 Jul 2008 1:53AM
very moving, well composed
5 Jul 2008 8:05AM
So well presented... Keeeeeeeeeep up the good work


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