Le Jardin d'Alix

45 Bis Avenue de la Marne, Tourcoing, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, 59200 , France | B&B
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STOPOVER YPRES.

A travel blog entry by hippofarmerqld

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... in town. Extremely modern with all the multimedia gizmos and gadgets, along with the normal stuff you'd expect in such a place. Greg then mounted his trusty steed and headed out to Essex Farm, 2.5km from our B&B. (Wendy had a lay afternoon out of the rain). This is where the famous LTCOL McCrae wrote that moving poem "In Flanders Fields". We loved this poem, it captures the whole essence of war. Once learnt never forgotten. Time to remember it: In Flanders fields ...

Sites of Battle of Ypres an Hill 62

A travel blog entry by yake

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... was presented in a very interactive way. I read a little sign in one of the town centres that spoke of the devastation to Belgium and it's people during WWI. In 1915, over 5,000 Belgians fled to France for safety from the Germans. In 1919, only 500 returned and of those 79 left as they couldn't handle what they had returned to - their beautiful village had been levelled. We visited Hill 62 today - wow. Josh ...

STOPOVER AT LILLE

A travel blog entry by hippofarmerqld

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... used to go out and carry back the wounded. "Don't forget me Cobber," was the words he heard one day. Also at VC Corner is an Aussie cemetery and memorial with a lovely rose garden and a remembrance wall. There's no headstones here because most of the 410 who died here could not be identified. Fromelles is so significant because it was the biggest loss of Aussies in battle in one day ever, a staggering 5,533 brave ...

In and around Ypres

A travel blog entry by jon1990

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... the 'In Flanders Fields Museum'. It is located within Ypres Cathedral. Despite the city being reduced to a pile of rubble during the war, it was rebuilt exactly how it looked before. The museum is well worth a visit especially as for an extra 2 euro you can go up to the top of the bell tower where there is a great view of the city and surrounding area.
Tyne Cot cemetery was our next stop, located outside of Passendale, it is the ...

Walking Ypres - rising up from a total ruin

A travel blog entry by gary_13.

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... s as a memorial and to serve British pilgrims as they headed to the battlefields in search of family members.
It is filled with brass memorials to divisions, regiments and battalions that fought in the Ypres Salient including many Australian and New Zealand ones.

Next was the Ypres Prison and a bit further on the Ypres Reservoir Cemetery; the Commonwealth War Graves office; Railway Square and the ...

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