yellowbear

09 Nov 2014 88 views
 
supporter of
atom rss 1.0 rss 2.0
web browser google del.icio.us digg technorati
| lost password
birth date
cancel
photoblog image Battle of Gheluvelt  31/10/1914

Battle of Gheluvelt 31/10/1914

 

 

We have learned nothing

Battle of Gheluvelt 31/10/1914

 

 

We have learned nothing

comments (15)

This is a wonderful memorial to The Worcestershire Regiment Bill....petersmile
Bill Phillips: It was an early battle in WW1 but had they failed the war might have turned out very different.
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: Where the sun rises first in England
  • 9 Nov 2014, 06:32
Thank you Bill
Bill Phillips: You are welcome comrade
  • Chris
  • England
  • 9 Nov 2014, 07:11
The song says it all
Bill Phillips: Sadly it does Chris.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 9 Nov 2014, 07:22
wise words for sure - if I could read them all.
Bill Phillips: Let it never be forgotten that the true glory of the
fight at Gheluvelt lies not in the success achieved
but in the courage which urged our solitary battalion
to advance undaunted amid all the evidence of
retreat and disaster to meet great odds in a battle
apparently lost” (Field Marshal Sir Claud Jacob GCB
KCSI KCMG
  • Alan
  • Merry England
  • 9 Nov 2014, 08:09
Looks to be fine memorial to the heroes of the battle. I like the textures on it.
Bill Phillips: It is part of a memorial Memorial Sculpture in the park ( 2010 ) made from steel and concrete, the materials similar to what would have been seen at the `Front`. The different heights of the steel columns represent the different campaigns and the height is the amount of soldiers killed. There is a Roll of Honour to the men of the Worcestershire Regiment.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 9 Nov 2014, 08:14
What bravery was here, Bill
Bill Phillips: It is hard to imagine Lisl
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 9 Nov 2014, 09:02
Many thanks for the whole text, Bill! I like the honest words.
Bill Phillips: So do I Philine
That was only the first year, many more horrors to come.
Bill Phillips: It is part of a Memorial Sculpture in the park ( 2010 ) made from steel and concrete, the materials similar to what would have been seen at the `Front`. The different heights of the steel columns represent the different campaigns and the height is the amount of soldiers killed. There is a Roll of Honour to the men of the Worcestershire Regiment.
Quite an impressive memorial with these rust textures Bill!
As Chris says, the song says it all.
Bill Phillips: The memorial is made from Corten Steel and I agree about the song which is one of the best anti war songs ever in my humble opinion
A lovely tribute, Bill. Sadly I agree we have learned nothing.
Bill Phillips: We haven't have we!
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 9 Nov 2014, 10:47
A fitting memorial
Bill Phillips: I think it is Anne
You are right. We have learned nothing.
Bill Phillips: The First World War was the greatest insanity
Vrey well said and a fine memorial to them
Bill Phillips: They were very brave men.
It's a fine tribute. I especially like the weathering of the sculpture. It's very fitting.
Bill Phillips: It is made from Corten Steel which is designed to rust which creates a protective layer.
I love that wall - you photographed it well.

We learn. This is the sick part. We just don't know how to change.
Bill Phillips: I think you make a good point E

Leave a comment

must fill in
[stop comment form]
show
for this photo I'm in a any and all comments icon ShMood©
BirminghamBirmingham
Remembrance day 2014Remembrance day ...
Weekend flower pictureWeekend flower p...

Warning