I bought my third Remembrance Day poppy today. They constantly work loose and fling themselves to the ground, so by November 11, I probably won’t have one to wear.
That is a tank sinking in the rear centre.
It was 90 years ago this month. Greg Clark, the gentle Canadian humourist, was a veteran. The men who came back didn’t talk about it. It took six men to carry a stretcher through the waist-deep mud. Men and horses drowned in the deeper parts or were buried by shell-fire. You can read here about the battle and its cost.