Cherry Blossom B&B
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... again as we crossed the open farmlands of Picardie which was where most of the Australians fought, with a very small but poignant cemetery and commemoration to Australian attempts to take a small wooded high ground. As you look out over these virtually flat open, clay soil fields it brings home to you the difficulties faced by soldiers who were told by their commanders, often British Public School boys - to fasten their bayonets, stand up and charge into the sights of German ...
... from the fire brigade playing the last post to remember the commonwealth soldiers that passed through the gate on their way to the Western Front with thousands never to return. The people of Belgium hold Australians in very high regard and everywhere you go they make you feel welcome.
Tonight we stayed in Lille, France and we are off to explore the WW1 memorials in the morning.
... not stuck to the old rules of warfare as a new nation. We seemed to do what made sense and did it so well that eventually England had no choice but to give us autonomy and recognition and command of its own troops....rare for a commonwealth nation. Our coming of age as a nation occurred on the fields of Vimy...where no other nation could take the strong hold but we did it....and in a few days....not months. I am hoping to get there on this trip.....
Off early under grey skies and seeing 10 cemeteries today including a few VC winners and a double VC winner whose medals I saw at the IWM before finishing up looking at some Allied Bunkers. A couple of unexpected finds was the 1st Captain of the All Blacks and a RFC VC winner.
Then the usual Menin Gate & feed & ...
... hire which was on the other side of town so I just hung around the hostel for a while. I went to the local supermarket up the road and decided to eat Belgia n chocolate how the locals do it – from the packets at the supermarket – apparently its a lot cheaper but tastes the same and lasts longer. I got a big block of Cote d’Or praline filled milk chocolate and ...