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... a visit to the Flanders Fields Museum featuring great battles fought nearby between 1914 and 1918, and the Memorial Gate Memorial, site of the nightly Last Post Ceremony which we attended and placed a poppy cross next to the name of Major P. l. Howell-Price DSO, MC listed on one of the walls of a soldier missing in action. The crowd was huge and we waited for an hour for the ceremony to begin and when it did, there wasn't a sound ...
... a poor man trying to put up a trailer tent in the wind and rain on his own.We couldn't offer to help as it was of a type we had never seen before and looked as though it was made of thick plastic.
Luckily the rain eased off later and a ...
You can't control the weather. I knew today was supposed to have showers thru out the day – but there’s nothing you can do about it. Optimism….it can’t rain all day…..can it?
Today’s destination……In Flanders Fields.
I embarked on a journey thru the battlefields of WWI. I was really looking forward to this excursion and it did not disappoint. It’s so hard to describe what I saw today ...
For me, even just being in the place where that was written was an incredible experience, but there was so much more to this memorial site than that.
And one of those was brought to my attention by a group of...well I guess they were students on a Spring Break trip.
You know how young kids are...bit loud, not sure what's the meaning of all of this, and seeing a headstone for a 27 year old father of three doesn't mean much to them.
... the hands of entrenched German machine gun fire. Small parts of the German trench were captured by the Australian 8th and 14th Brigades, but isolated, these small pockets of soldiers were quickly surrounded and defeated by German counter-attacks. The 5th Australian division suffered 5,533 casualties in the attack, many falling in no mans land and behind enemy lines. There were also 1,547 British casualties at a loss of around 1,000 German troops. The attack was ...