One of the main reasons Stu and I went to Northern France was to visit Western Front battlefields. We’re both history tragics and Stu works at the War Memorial here in Canberra so it seemed like an obvious choice of thing to do while in Europe.
(By the way, this is part 5 of my series of Europe Photo Diaries. You can catch up on the previous posts here)
I was surprised by how impacted I was at visiting these sites and seeing the sheer loss of life that happened during the First World War (and we mainly concentrated on locations where Australians are buried). I honestly didn’t think it would be as powerful as it was. I would highly recommend any Australian (or anyone really) visit some of these places and feel a connection to this part of the worlds history that just isn’t able to be replicated in any other way.