ライン・ワール・マースの狭間から、草の如し徒然の観察八景。 政ごと/商いごと/言の葉ごと/遊びごと。

Miscellaneous Human History 雑史/外伝

Top of the memory 1st July 1916

At 07:30 AM on 1st July 1916 it began with first explosion along river Somme. In approaching the twilight, its wasting the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) counted about 60,000 soldiers. The Worst of trench warfare in history. [note 1]

col 01

The battle of Somme coverd a period of July - November 1916. It is reportedly : the original Allied estimate of casualties on the Somme, was British and French 485,000 and German 630,000.
col 07
Battle of the Somme. Map of first day, 1 July – 18 November 1916.

col 02

col 05
The Thiepval Memorial cemetery in Nothern France. Yellow flower carpet of maybe Crepis (Hawksbeardフタマタタンポポ) or Hieracium (Hawkweedヤナギタンポポ), so might it be a century ago.

col 03
Yesterday 100 year's ceremonies or misa took place in Westminster church in London and its cemetery of the historic battlefield. Since a century ago July 1 has been marked as Memorial Day, not only in anywhere in UK but also many places in old 'British empire'. For example in Newfoundland and Labrador in North America.
Right above at the corner ↓ mr/ms Cameron who is leaving as prime minister, but this is their patriotic obligation.
col 04
Queen and prince, an old couple of Winsor perticipaited naturally, despite of their age as middle of neinties.

【Note】:
1. This 'British soldiers' means soldiers from colonies and territories that belonged to the British Empire at the time. One of them was dispatched from Newfoundland, today part of Canada. Its 1st Regiment was wiped out by German at Beaumont Hamel on the first day. If one regiment was three thousand people, then its 90% (27,000) was killed within a day. Hierwith you understand the matter of fact that a units which represents in order to protect your home country might disappear at the moment of twinkling eyes. Can you imagine it?
*Reference → ブリテン何十万の兵たちが西部戦線から二度と帰ってこなかった。塹壕戦の半時間で数連隊が消えるような恐怖の戦いがまずイーペルから始った。http://zasshizassozatsujin.blog.fc2.com/?tag=%E3%82%A4%E3%83%BC%E3%83%9A%E3%83%AB

関連記事
スポンサーサイト
Comment
Trackback
Trackback URL
Comment form













管理者にだけ表示を許可する

Profile

ken minatoya

Author:ken minatoya
Victor Westhoff(1916-2001)碑文Hij observeertからのHNを本名と苗字に先立つ屋号に変更。ウエストホフは生物フローラの相互生息環境を丹念に観察したBiotop概念の先駆者。ザザーッとフィールドを歩きつつ、こぼれ見える外史/雑人/雑草の風景

日本語→英語自動翻訳【星条旗】
この記事にリンクを貼る

Designed by Shibata

タグリスト

access
access online
現在の閲覧者数:
Latest trackbacks
Search form

Page Top
Powered by FC2 Blog | | Template Design by スタンダード・デザインラボ