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... and so many commonwealth memorials....I could not stop at them all....memorials in the middle of no where...for one, three....a thousand.....for Companies...for Brigades.....Platoons....they are every where....any road leads to one. Then I stumbled on the German one....
Very different...no one was there and it was off a busy road....totally different style....dark marble markers laid flat...one per 8 bodies...and a few random crosses hewn in ...
... heard from again: "He is not missing. He is here."
We joined hundreds of people from around the world to witness the ceremony that has occurred every evening at 8 p.m. since 1927, interrupted only by the WW II German occupation. The multilingual buzz in the crowd hushed, and even the small children on their fathers' shoulders fell silent. An honor guard bugled "The Last Post," a bagpiper skirled ...
... cemetery. The house has walls about three feet thick, and has been renovated inside with wooden floors and big wooden beams. All of the work has been down by Michel. We were lucky that the upstairs is practically finished, so we could stay there. Felt bad though, because he gave us his bedroom. He says he is well enough at the moment. He takes medication for 21 days of the month and then has blood tests at the end. So he is in remission. Think ...
... the massive Tyne Cot cemetery, and some of the last remaining original trenches.
I hadn't realised that the German army were set up and waiting for the Australians for more than three weeks before the battle at Passchendale started, and they had built hundreds of reinforced concrete bunkers, many of which still exist. The Australians didn't have bunkers and had to find whatever cover they could, or dig trenches. We visited a few of the ...
... behind the town’s prison, we were shown the gravestone of the first Australian soldier killed in Belgium. We also saw the gravestones of two young Aussie brothers from WA, who were both killed on the same day. Roger had many stories about individuals interred here. We would certainly recommend taking a tour or two if you visit here, as the tour guides certainly research their stuff. They tell stories with sensitivity, humour ...