Villa Vanilla

Groenestraat 12, Ypres, West Flanders, 8900, Belgium | B&B
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Sites of Battle of Ypres an Hill 62

A travel blog entry by yake


... was presented in a very interactive way. I read a little sign in one of the town centres that spoke of the devastation to Belgium and it's people during WWI. In 1915, over 5,000 Belgians fled to France for safety from the Germans. In 1919, only 500 returned and of those 79 left as they couldn't handle what they had returned to - their beautiful village had been levelled. We visited Hill 62 today - wow. Josh ...

Monuments, battlefields and cemetaries

A travel blog entry by howardstein

... WW1. Canadians are well respected and any area where they were is well marked so. Many many school groups are touring too, they are quite respectful and attentive to their guides. We drove south into France. At 9pm we gotto the city of Arras for the night and ate at a local grill that is a chain. We were so tired that we settled for what is close by. We have a full day planned tomorrow do need the ...

Day 8 - Memorials & Yummy Aussies

A travel blog entry by cusan


... on the way. It was our second visit to this cemetery, as we had brought the kids four years ago in 2010. It is still just as impressive the second time round. It was lovely to see it so busy. This year is the centenary of the start of WW1 so I think there is even more awareness now of the horrors people faced.

The cemetery is vast; the biggest Commonwealth War Cemetery in the world, with nearly 12,000 graves, all laid out immaculately, 8000 ...

Flanders Fields

A travel blog entry by roxietaylor


... of headstones and so many of them
unknown. The sheer magnitude of so many young people who gave the
ultimate sacrifice for future generations freedom and this is just one
of many cemeteries. The walls at the back were covered in row after row
of names of missing men. This was a very quiet solemn experience, but I
glad I got to see it.

We then headed back to the bus stop, we
had a thirty minute wait for the bus, in the freezing cold. ...

And now we lie, in Flanders fields

A travel blog entry by gallopmonkey


... in the paper. I recently discovered that he was disciplined on November 1, 1916 for disobedience. He would have been in France for 6 months by that point, and I like to think that his act of disobedience - whatever it was - was linked to preserving his humanity. Out here, on the Belgian battlefields, it seems as if it was a hard feat to accomplish.

We drove next to Tyne Cot cemetery, which was an important piece of land and housed German ...

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