Thursday, April 7, 2022

In Flanders fields...

As the situation on the ground in Ukraine shifts towards a more stagnant type of warfare, memories of WWI begin to bubble up:

Armies confronted each other across no-mans-land, trying, back and forth, to push each other around with huge losses of life and limb.

As the Russian army in Ukraine is being repositioned to the east and south and resupplied for coming battles, modern weapons are pouring into Ukraine from NATO countries and others as well.

And the Ukrainian army is well trained to utilize these supplies to advantage.

Meanwhile, the Russian army is stuck in old habits and ways of operating, relying on heavy old armour mostly.

So, battle lines are likely to form, not unlike what happened in WWI, but much further apart.

In the long run the result will be the same, with lots of nitrogen fertilizer from exploded munitions in the ground.

...the poppies grow

Between the crosses, row on row.

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