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... 956 Commonwealth war dead with a lump in my throat so big I could hardly breathe. It was awful. Curved wall alcoves contain the Memorial to the Missing, names of 34,957 soldiers who have no known grave and who all died after 15 August 1917. Those who died before this date, 55,000, are on the Menin Gate Memorial. On the way in you pass through the visitors' centre, listening to a monotone female voice read out the names, countries and ages of the ...
... 62....It is a National memorial on Canadian soil...it was given to Canada in perpetuity by the Belgium government in recognition of the sacrifices our lads did. You can actually plant a Canadian flag on it....It was a huge strong hold that we held in the battle of Hooge...and the memorial seemed fitting it was fairly big....and at the top of the hill was a marker....that pointed to all the battle grounds and as you were on the hill you could look down the ...
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... in 1929. After the bugle calls was a minute of silence and the laying of wreaths. The numbers of wreaths placed per ceremony is controlled by The Last Post Association - according to a noticeboard nearby. The ceremony still gives one the shivers, though, or perhaps because, it has happened so many thousands of times here and all over the world since Passendale. We walked home quietly along the Ramparts. It felt cold in the ...
... approximately 1hr and 50-60 miles to get to Bruges or Brugge or whatever you want to call it and Kates classic "I really can't read German" responded by my "That's because thats Dutch" kept me s******ing for a lot of it. It is understandably confusing. Jumping forward for a second when we did arrive at the hotel the hotel manager and guest were both speaking fluent German and I was sure we were in the wrong place. Belgium kind of lacks an identity language wise. A ...