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... that was only discovered recently. It was part of the Yorkshire offensive and is currently being restored. We then stopped at a place called Essex Farm. It is the exact location that John McCrae wrote In Flanders Fields. It was in a series of bunkers that were used by the Canadian troops as a hospital. The bunkers have been restored along with a memorial cemetery. At Ypres itself there is a ...
... train had just left, and the next one was in an hour. A belgium lady also appeared on the station and made enquiries of the staff who were doing their best to remain hidden. As it was just us on the station, gravitated together, and as she spoke fluent english, we chatted. Continued chatting when we were on the train till we exited, she was continuing on towards Brussels. Pleasant way to pass the journey home.
So tis me first wake up after a sleep that was desperately needed. Kind of surreal that I am actually in Flanders fields. So I dragged me butt out of bed....at the crack of 8...holidays no need to rush I am thinking. I did the usual and headed to the breakfast and lo and behold I got the place to me self. Its interesting as the hotel is in Menin (Menon) just a few clicks south of Ieper. I tried with no luck to find a hotel in Ieper and found out it they seem ...
... the soldiers' graves are the greatest preachers of peace," I can only hope that more world leaders find their way to this cemetery.
We made one more stop before heading back to Ypres - Essex Farm Cemetery, site of the medical station where John McRae wrote "In Flanders Fields" I recited the poem's words aloud, connecting with their meaning in a way I'd never felt before.
We finished our ...
... a crater exists because the German area was blown up from below in tunnels. The blast was so loud that they heard it in London - over 30000 kg of dynamite. We saw and walked through trenches and saw allied and enemy bunkers too. We visited the cemetery and war-site where John McCrae was a physician zinc witnessed his best ftiend's death. This spurred him to write 'In Flanders Fields' the famous ...