YOU’RE UNLIKELY TO SEE THIS IN AUSTRALIA
It’s an unexploded ordinance sitting on the corner of a farmer’s field near Ypres, waiting for pickup and disposal by the army. We saw many on our wanderings through Belgium. It’s been a common sight since WW1 and the locals, including children simply pass them by.
Every year, farmers in Belgium and France die as these lethal leftovers surface from the soil that has hidden them for years. Tractors are fitted with a heavy steel plate but casualties still occur.
Australians may remember the sacrifice of our soldiers on Anzac Day and Remembrance Day, but for many in Europe, the war has a daily presence.
Lest We Forget.