Cherry Blossom B&B
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... fought a number of battles, but for most of the time stayed in the trenches about 400yds from each other.
There Are over 160 British and Commonwealth grave sites on this area, ranging from 12 graves to over 12,000 at Tyne Cot.There were once over 170 German grave sites near Ypres, which were later consolidated to just 4. Photos show a dark stone for each grave. Those graves further ...
... laid out. Most of the bodies were reinterred in them either after being discovered, or collected from smaller cemeteries. Smaller cemeteries however, small being a relative term as they usually contain 50-150 remains, have been left in their original position, and the chaotic nature of them speaks to the atmosphere of the time when they were made. The 5th Division monument sits on a mound above the cemetery at Polygon Wood, surrounded now days by a peaceful ...
... to go buy lunch on the town. We made the decision to have the most unhealthy option possible, Belgian waffles with ice cream. My love of mnm's was met when I topped my waffle with mnm flavoured ice cream. It was absolutely delicious. After lunch we went to the passiondale museum which featured people role playing in war time outfits and trenches which we were able to walk through. The museum and trenches really put into perspective ...
... After a quick pit stop at the motel, we travelled back into town for some more free time. Sadly, that time was totally taken up by waiting for some pizza that turned out to have anchovies on it /: Next, we visited the Menin Gate ceremony. Being short wasn't very handy for this event; I stood and looked at people's backs, disappointingly. The Last Post, and information on one particular soldier however, was moving. We then finished our day with a MASSIVE feed of chicken and chips ...
... that cover the battlefield. Our guide tells us even today, farmers find shrapnel in their gardens and barns have caved in where
trenches once provided cover for soldiers.
We come to Hill 60; this place has not been touched since the war. I imagine this is what the moon looks like. Deep craters cover the ground around me and I have to watch where I step to avoid turning an ankle. A thin layer of grass covers the hill and the ...