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Wednesday, 12 March 2008

ABC Wednesday H Is For Heroes Alive And Dead

This post is really just an acknowledgment of all the heroes who served in WWI and WWII be it British or otherwise. There are 2 photographs here separated by 66 years. The main photograph was take a few days ago at the German War Cemetery on Cannock Chase Staffordshire.

The German Cemetery near Broadhurst green, on Cannock Chase is a memorial to some 5,000 German war dead, where the servicemen's graves are marked by headstones of Belgian granite, set in plots of heather and tended by gardeners.

The photograph was taken in infrared to get the surreal effect. The second photo is one of my uncle taken in 1942 in Malta. I wanted to give the appearance that he was stepping into the photograph. In fact he was sitting down for an army portrait. By the way he is still alive.

Please click on the photo to get the full effect.....

26 comments:

ellen b said...

Wow that is great. How wonderful that your Uncle is still alive, too.

DeeMom said...

How touching, many have lost too much…tell him thank you for serving…………….a great tribute

Lilli & Nevada said...

What a lovely tribute for the letter H. Thanks for sharing it

Autumn said...

Great tribute and great photo.

Josie said...

That photograph of your uncle is a wonderful photograph. He was a handsome young man.

Lana G! said...

True Hero! An Honorable post of a Handsome Hero!

leslie said...

What a wonderful way to commemorate heroes - your uncle certainly was/is one. And let him know how much all of us appreciate his efforts in the war.

lv2scpbk said...

Wonderful post. I thought about hero's for "H" but didn't have any photos to go with it.

RuneE said...

A very great composition of a worthy theme. I also read into it the tired old, but equally true, saying: "War is Hell".

Anne-Berit said...

A wonderful tribute for the letter H.Glad your uncle made it through the war.Love your photos:o)

Daryl E said...

Excellent illlustration of H

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Wow!! Fantastic tribute for the true Hero!! Fantastic H!!
Have a nice day:)

Andrea said...

What a wonderful tribute to your hero. Great post.

Petunia said...

Hero's is a great post for H!

Dragonstar said...

Your uncle must be well into his eighties! What a handsome young man he was.

I love your treatment of the cemetary.

Liz said...

That's a great technique you've used there and a marvellous subject for H.

Janet said...

Hero is a great choice for H. Your photo is fnatastic!

BumbleVee said...

what a great shot you made from the two pics...

BTW... I did see your motorcycle pics... tx...love looking through them.

Katney said...

An interesting presentation of your H. Where would we be without our heroes?

mrsnesbitt said...

Indeed, a wonderful tribute Peter!

Neva said...

A very good "H"...heroes.....nice choice.

Mike said...

Great idea for a photo Pete. It came out well.

Tracey said...

Hi Pete! Thanks for visiting my blog, Nine Acres. It was a pleasure to see you there. I love your blog too. We have a picture Wednesday theme too, except it is called "Wordless Wednesday." I will be popping in over here occasionally too!

Max-e said...

Hi Peter, interesting post. I do not thin that many of us can even begin to imagine the scale of the horror of those wars, but when you see the graves and the war memorials with hundreds of names it is a vivid reminder.
My father-in-law is a WW2 veteran, who survived an aircrash in the Mediteranean Sae. He just turned 90.

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