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... Passchendale and the nearby Tyne Cot Cemetery, the largest Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in the world where there are more Aussies buried than in any other war cemetery in Europe. On a personal note, David was able to take the group to Menin Road South Military Cemetery where Tony and I were able to place a poppy cross on the grave of our close friend Gael's grandfather, Private WG Hendry.....so proud Gael and Paul asked us to do ...
... was very moving. During this 100th anniversary year, they pick out a soldier who died on that day, and give a resume of his life, and death. The Last Post was played by the 3 buglers from the Ypres Fire Brigade, and then a lament was played by ...
So it started raining….pfft. Luckily we were on the bus during the hail stones. Seriously. Hail. It was short lived…and then back to rain.
First stop was the Langemark Cemetery which is 1 of 4 German cemeteries where 44 000 soldiers are buried…3 000 of which were students that volunteered to be part of the war effort, yet they lacked knowledge and experience. One of the battles that claimed many of their lives ...
... that no one got to love the man he would have become. His future just gone in one bullet.
And this leads to the final thing I saw today.
One last headstone.
But I need to set the scene here.
I was walking along from the headstone of the 15 year old, and all the student people had already gone.
I was in the back of the group heading back to the bus, and most of the group was already back there leaving me sort of on my own.
... failure, with no supplies being diverted from the Somme.
The site is well known today for the efforts being made to find and identify those Australian and British soldiers killed behind enemy lines who were buried in mass graves by the Germans, as well as those in no-mans land who were not retrieved due to intense fighting.
The museum itself is very modern, encompassing the Pheasant Wood Cemetery as well as many interactive exhibits, meant to tell ...