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This was our war memorial stop. The town of Ypres is quite famous for the battle won by the Australian Army. Lots of big battles in this region, lots of dead soldiers, lots of memorials. We went to the Menin Gates for the Last Post ceremony held every night. We hired bikes and rode around the region to visit various memorial sites including Tyne cot cemetery ...
... 000 servicemen who died before the 16 August 1916. It sits astride the road along which many thousands of men passed on their way to the front. We arrived at 6.45pm to ensure a good viewpoint. The ceremony began with an account of the life of one of the fallen soldiers a practice which has been adopted during the centenary commemorations. The last post was played by four buglers from ...
... it you have 12 hours of slow death.
I apologise about my language profusely here, but what the **** is wrong with the human race?
What is the point and need to kill so many thousands of people to start with, but is a silent slow and painful way they can't avoid? Geez, I'd rather be shot and even that isn't a pleasant thought.
We went into the very center of the Western Front...on Hill 60, the highest point of the Western Front and the place where some ...
... inside. We left a candle burning inside in commemoration.
The bus left the hotel at around 9am in order to make the trip north. Our first stop was the Museum of the Battle of Fromelles which is a brand new museum built to house relics uncovered during the recent archaeological digs from the battle of Fromelles. It is also a cemetery for those who died behind enemy lines in Pheasant Wood during the attack.
I'm not sure how much you have read or ...
... tale world.An entry video explains the creation of this spectacle.. Who would have thought a chain saw, drills etc could create such works of art! Such talent out there..
In the midst of it all there is the obligatory "bar".. Hot chocolate ..best tasted so far..and various vodka shots.. Being almost 100% alcohol it doesn't freeze and warms the soul as well..Even a slippery ..well..Icey slide for a ...