Remembering the Trenches.

Remembering the Trenches.

Today is Remembrance Day in Canada so I have a photo from a World War One memorial site in Alsace, France.

This is a fairly well preserved trench at a place called Hartmannswillerkopf or Vieil Armand.

Because it's at the top of a hill with a great view of the Rhine Valley, it's an area that was strategic and 30,000 French and German lives were lost taking it, holding it and protecting it.

The heavy fighting here was a year and a half and, after that, the two sides dug in until the end of the war. End end of the war didn't come until three years later.

What is completely mind boggling is that the German trench is maybe five or seven metres to the left of this photo. They sat here, for years, that close to each other.

This photo I posted last year is from the cemetery there.

I'll say the same thing I said then: A better memorial for soldiers would be to imprison the politicians who sent them to fight and die.

Bush, never fought. Rumsfeld, never fought. Cheney - the biggest douche bag of them all - certainly never fought. But they had no problem, by cowardly proxy, swiftboating Kerry, who actually did fight. These men, who have sentenced hundreds of thousands of people to die, are not in jail and, in fact, are able to go on book tours.

Iraq is still a quagmire as is Afghanistan. The same assholes that straight up lied about Iraq are now beating the drums against Iran. This is to be expected, they are, after all, war mongering profiteers, what amazes me though, is that anyone still listens to them. In my eyes, they never had any credibility and the predictable fiascos that came from their unconscionable actions should be proof enough for anyone else.

Power and money. Humanity, it seems, will never change.

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Focal Length: 10 mm
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Taken: 2010-08-22 15:29:43
Posted: 2011-11-11 | 06:36





Remembering the Trenches.

Remembering the Trenches.

Today is Remembrance Day in Canada so I have a photo from a World War One memorial site in Alsace, France.

This is a fairly well preserved trench at a place called Hartmannswillerkopf or Vieil Armand.

Because it's at the top of a hill with a great view of the Rhine Valley, it's an area that was strategic and 30,000 French and German lives were lost taking it, holding it and protecting it.

The heavy fighting here was a year and a half and, after that, the two sides dug in until the end of the war. End end of the war didn't come until three years later.

What is completely mind boggling is that the German trench is maybe five or seven metres to the left of this photo. They sat here, for years, that close to each other.

This photo I posted last year is from the cemetery there.

I'll say the same thing I said then: A better memorial for soldiers would be to imprison the politicians who sent them to fight and die.

Bush, never fought. Rumsfeld, never fought. Cheney - the biggest douche bag of them all - certainly never fought. But they had no problem, by cowardly proxy, swiftboating Kerry, who actually did fight. These men, who have sentenced hundreds of thousands of people to die, are not in jail and, in fact, are able to go on book tours.

Iraq is still a quagmire as is Afghanistan. The same assholes that straight up lied about Iraq are now beating the drums against Iran. This is to be expected, they are, after all, war mongering profiteers, what amazes me though, is that anyone still listens to them. In my eyes, they never had any credibility and the predictable fiascos that came from their unconscionable actions should be proof enough for anyone else.

Power and money. Humanity, it seems, will never change.

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Camera: NIKON D90
Lens Type:
Focal Length: 10 mm
35mm Focal Length: 15 mm
Exposure: 1/50 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 200
Views: 2369
Taken: 2010-08-22 15:29:43
Posted: 2011-11-11 | 06:36