A travel journal....a diary....a place to kick back a bit. Laughter and poignancy are correct here. Rants are, well, for my OTHER blog.
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Vintage Passendaele Pics
click on these images to enlarge. This was Arthur Currie's idea, make duck boards to float on the mud. Some were so big that artillery could roll on them. Unfortunately, the German artillery could see them too, and when you walked on these slippery sidewaks, you were exposed to shrapnel and sniper fire. What is it about Canadians and muddy battlefields?
This is the little village in yesterday's post. Before and after. This was the result of Canadian artillery, so it was no pic nic for the Germans either.
Mud, mud, glorious mud!
Tomorrow, I'll post something a little more cheerful. But for noe, my hat is off to these remarkable soldiers.