Rain, rain, go away

Why does it have to rain so much? Why can’t we be where these people are, having lunch in the pleasant sunshine?


Because this is Ieper, Belgium, known during World War I as Ypres. In fighting over this little town, this last little scrap of Belgium, hundreds of thousands of soldiers died. It once looked like this.



Unless your backyard looks like this, the mud of Passchendaele, enough about the rain.

Passchendaele back yard


Author: Susan Hall-Balduf

I am a writer, a World War I historian, a devotee of the performing arts, and somebody's Nana.

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