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... destination tonight is Lille, France which is just over the border from Belgium and in the middle of the Somme where heavy fighting in WW1 cost hundreds of thousands of Australian lives.
On the way to Lille we stopped of in Antwerp in Belgium where we relived some great memories of our last visit here in 2010. On that visit we were befriended by a true gentleman who Kate and ...
... because guess who can't navigate, especially in the Northern Hemisphere (the sun is in the wrong place). So off I set in a manual car to drive on the right side of the road. After a few, dare I say it, navigation hiccups, and one manual misadventure, we got the hang of it, made our way to Tyne Cot, the NZ memorial which is just past Passendale village (the NZ Govt wanted one closer to where the battle actually took place) at Gravenstafel where ...
... I went...no idea now except that I felt I should find a German Memorial....I looked on a map and sure enough...found one. Off I went....then I bumped into Tyne Cot memorial...holy ****.....it is a huge cemetery ....huggggggeeeeeee....wandered around it....this one had tourist buses with lots of gaggle groups and kids running around...not very respectful folks I have to say...that was a very big reality check......thousands of markers...each one a ...
Belgium is a favourite so far! The town is beautiful - feels like we're in a storybook. Poppies are everywhere. There is evidence all over town of John McCrae's poem. Today we had a few hours of free time so Josh and I took in the Flander's Field Museum and sought out some Belgian chocolate - so good! The museum was fantastic - provided the stories of many nations and individuals involved in the war effort. ...
... he even found some information on him for me. lijssenthoek is the second biggesy common wealth cemetry in flanders, the biggest being tyne cot. in tyne cot most soldiers sre unknown where as most at lijssenthoek are known as it was a base hospital and most of these doldiers died here of there injuries. there is a very well done new information centre here that has info on the hospital and family information on soldiers buried here and each day they comemirate a soldier wjo ...