Le Jardin d' Alix
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From beautiful Brugge we drove south west to Ypres. Along the way we stopped at some of the war memorials to the fallen soldiers. All this area is part of Flanders. We stopped at the Tyne Cot cemetery. It is the biggest commonwealth memorial. It was quite surreal looking at the walls knowing every name on the wall represents a soldier whose body was never found or identified.
Next we stopped at ...
... finally to visit a Commonwealth cemetery, which was immaculate.
Leaving Ypres, we headed to the south to a restored trench system known as "Bayernwald". After racing to the local village to get tickets before closing we entered the site, and had a wander inside them to get a feel for how soldiers had to spend their time, including seeing some of the dugouts where soldiers would have slept.
... 39;Microsoft JhengHei UI', 'Malgun Gothic', 'Khmer UI', 'Nirmala UI', Tunga, 'Lao UI', Ebrima, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal; ">Sunday morning was the Docker’s game against North Melbourne, so we were up early to cheer them on. After the game (another victory) we had a day planned to visit sites that featured prominently in World War One. Our first stop was Passendale. We had a brief look around there then visited ...
... Meh…mediocre hotel but right downtown so we could go shopping and exploring. The bathroom was really nice and the tub was so long and deep and will for sure be used tonight. I stand in the bathroom for a bit…hmmm… something is missing – where is the toilet? We don’t have a toilet? I better not have to share toilets with other people. Europe has always been a toilet adventure because you just never know what to ...
... s called the 'cobber' memorial after a recorded quote from one of the wounded calling out to those in the trenches 'Don't forget me, cobber'. This quaint old Aussie word lives on here in France more than any other part of the world. From here we walked the short distance to VC corner. This was an area of the battlefield that generated a large number of VCs and now holds the bodies of the soldiers who died in no-man's land. After the 24 hrs of slaughter the Germans ...