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Battlefields Day 3

September 20, 2014

“Death divides but memory clings” Delville Wood cemetery – Sarah found this very moving and pertinent inscription on the grave of her great great uncle.JAB_TABLET - delville

Lochnagar Crater – 24 tons of explosive, the blast was purportedly heard in London.
Thiepval Memorial – 72,000 names of missing soldiers on the stunning Lutyens monument.
Delville Wood – commemorating the South African losses in the Somme
Beaumont Hamel Newfoundland Memorial – 90% casualties in the first 40 minutes of the attack on 1st July 1916.
Vimy Ridge – the trenches, Canadians and Germans within grenade throwing distance of each other. JAB_TABLET - VimyThe Memorial, white and gleaming in its purity, showing the power of the human spirit in adversity and, almost uniquely, the impact of war on mothers, wives and daughters.

We have been blessed with perfect weather: the early heat and sunshine, with later rumbles of thunder echoing the bombardments of battle.

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