The Menin Gate B&B
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Very impressive gate and evening service
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... developed. After an early dinner we left before seven to walk into Ypres for the Last Post Ceremony, which begins at 8pm. We arrived at around 7.15pm and were lucky to get a space right at the front on the side where Rob's Gt Uncle's name is.
... increased hatred toward the Germans as some soldiers were using jagged bayonettes and the introduction of poison gas into the war. Both of which were violations of the Geneva Convention.
Even today ammunition shells are found all over Belgium. They call it the Iron Harvest. Two people were recently killed when they tried to dismantle a chemical shell that they had found.
In 2006, five Australian soldiers were discovered when work ...
... of the AIF to the fighting in this part of Belgium. We had sufferred significant losses, per head of population if Australia in 1916-18 and I felt those soldiers deserved more credit. That night we headed up the road to the Menin Gate, through which many Australian soldiers would have passed on the way to the battlefield, you may have seen the very evocative painting by the same name in the Australian War Memorial in Canberra? We spent some time just reading the names of ...
... and those of the French soldiers and of the German army. The atmosphere at the cemeteries was calm, serene and overwhelmingly respectful, the sun was shining, the wind gently rustled the leaves of the trees and birds sang overhead, it was hard to imagine the devastated terrain and constant sound of mortars and ...
On Tuesday we left Amsterdam and drove to the coast of Belgium to a town called Oostduinkerke. Yas (Mum's friend) had arranged an apartment there for us that would cost us nothing. Even though we had originally wanted to stay a few nights in Brussells and Brugge by staying in the apartment it saved us a heap of money and it still allowed us to do day trips to all the towns and cities we wanted to see. At 1pm we arrived and met Bernard and his wife who were the owners of ...