Full moon setting as dawn tinged the sky over La Targette (Nécropole Nationale La Targette), one of five French military cemeteries. Truly beautiful in its setting and chilling in its scale.
Sunrise over the Somme
The light shining through the stained glass in the chapel at Notre Dame de Lorette, the world’s largest French military cemetery. The red reminded me of a poppy. Also known as Ablain St.-Nazaire French Military Cemetery
The sadness at Theipval is palpable as you stand surrounded by the names of the missing men, looking out at the beautiful French countryside. The scale of loss is overwhelming.
Names of the missing behind an iron grill, Neuville-Saint-Vaast The largest German cemetery in France, containing 44,833 burials.
The Pozières British Cemetery and Pozières Memorial to the Missing
Poppies blooming on the hill near the Ulster Memorial
In the blue hour, just before dawn, we walked under the light of the full moon through the German Cemetery of Neuville-Saint-Vaast with its stark iron crosses.