First World War’s carnage carved into the landscape

Here we see some colleagues of mine amid some of the trenches systems that still remain on the Somme.
Here we see some colleagues of mine amid some of the trenches systems that still remain on the Somme.

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In the picture below, it is hard to believe that these undulating green hills dotted with flowers were the site of so much carnage.

In the picture, it is hard to believe that these undulating green hills dotted with flowers were the site of so much carnage.

These are no natural landmarks – they are what remains of the trenches of the First World War.

It is Newfoundland Park where many of the trench systems from the war are preserved.

Imagine if you will, digging these now shallow trenches by hand when they went six-feet deep or more.

Pictured are some friends of mine, who took the journey across the Channel to France to see it for themselves.

With next year being the hundredth anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, no doubt there will be thousands of visitors to places such as this.