|... the Hindenburg Line ... (EN)|
... was a vast system of defences in northeastern France
during World War I It was constructed by the Germans (using
Russian Prisoners of War as labour) during the winter of 1916–17.
The line stretched from Lens to beyond Verdun ...
|... view on the fields of Somme valley from Chemin de Sailly Laurette ...|
|... deep crimson 'Cirsium rivulare Atropurpureum' thistles ...|
EN: brook / ornamental thistle - NL: oeverdistel
FR: Cirse des ruisseaux - DE: Bach-Kratzdistel
|... an RE8 Aircraft on the airfield of the 3rd Squadron,|
AFC, at Ballieul, 1917
source photo/ text : infoboard
Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.8 ... (EN)
First flight: 17 June 1916 - retired: 1918
... was a British two-seat biplane reconnaissance
and bomber aircraft of the First World War ...
|... Australien Corps Memorial in distance ...|
|... a sea of scarlet field poppies ...|
Poppies, a symbol of remembrance to fallen soldiers at war.
The poppy emblem was chosen because of the poppies
that bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders
in World War I, their red colour an appropriate symbol
for the bloodshed of trench warfare ...
Le Hamel, Australian Corps Memorial ... (EN)
... Australians on the Western front 1914 - 1918 ...