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Travel Blogs from Gapennes
... time here at the Maison des Australiens. A group of local teenagers have been working on gathering information about the soldiers and are making a trip to Australia to speak with the families in a couple of weeks. A few of these kids were with us today and spent time with us over the following couple of days.
We then played a concert in the cathedral after the Music School of Val de Nièvre kids band played. It was great. The ...
We wanted to see some French country side, and I wanted to check out some of the battlefields from WW1 so we went north from Paris to Amiens and surrounds (the Somme).
It was interesting to see that almost 100 years since the war started, the memory of those that died is kept alive by the numerous sites commemorating various battles and the many cemeteries across the countryside. It also looked as though this would continue into the far future, ...
... rabbit terrine, John had sea perch and I had guinea fowl.
There were many shops selling designer goods and delicious looking patisseries. I couldn't resist buying an eclair. Many of the shops seemed boarded up and we felt we were seeing for the first time some signs of the recession - interestingly in France and not so much in Spain.
After lunch we picked up a car and headed for the Somme. First stop was Fromelles, the site of one of many ...
... by the tiny little frog’s leg’s bones…). We wanted to eat in one of the seafood restaurants where the plates of oysters looked amazing, but they were all totally booked out!
Lunch certainly seems to be a high quality institution in France. We guess it would be given it’s the main meal of the day. It is generally a three-course affair and most locals have at least one glass of wine. We don’t think we’ll ever get tired of ...
... After the Gallipoli evacuation they went to Egypt before being shipped off to the Western front. Their first action was at Fromelles after which they were sent into the front line to capture Pozieres - which they did in a courageous night raid on 23 July. They spent the next few weeks defending the village from German counter attacks. After this they attempted to take Mouquet Farm which would allow them to pressure the German ...
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