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Basic hotel, but clean and a comfy bed. Tea making facilities are BAB though, just had a very dubious 'tea' from the vending machine that was comprised of hot lemon and congealed milk. Time for a well earned sleep, thank god we got on the earlier ...
... the two sides to respect these places.
To finish the day, we go to Ypres where every night at eight o’clock the community comes together to honour the soldiers. It is held under the Menin Gate arch and amongst the names of all those who are missing, the community gathers and has every night since 1928. I settle in amongst hundreds of people in silence and we listen four trumpeters play those solemn notes that make up the Last Post.
... participated in the Battle of Broodseinde on 4 October 1917, and the Paschendale Museum and delivered the car (and us) back safe and sound. We didn't see all that we had hoped to but what we did see certainly gave us the impression of how horrific it must have been. Referring back to the NZ memorial, interestingly it contained the words "they came from 'the uttermost ends of the earth' " These same words we had seen at Anzac Cove on the ...
It was a long walk back to the bike and that is a good thing I am finding...it gives me a chance to get back into me exploratory mode....hopped back in the saddle and off I went. Had to whiz....but they wanted .5 euro for the privilege of me whizzing in there biffy...nooooo not gunna happen....Mentally packed the bladder again....and off I went.
While looking I kept bumping into Canadian Memorials I stopped at each....all marked ...
... and loss of life from 1914 to 1917 and today is so bucolic and peaceful is the site of many monuments. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has done a lot of work to keep the memory of the fallen alive and it was heartening to see the number of memorials and the way in which they have been developed and maintained to such a high standard. The funding of the work comes from 6 Commonwealth countries including Australia but is actually based in Ieper . It ...