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3 hrs to Thurrock,way ahead of time so coffee at services. Bad move. As we came out a truck had caught fire before the bridge and led to over an hour delay. We were offered an early train so took it and ended up in Calais at 4:00. 30 mins drive to our fave little site in Licques. Omelette and frites for tea washes down with Organic Cotes du Rhone at £2:50 a bottle from ...
... blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie, In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with those who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields. ...
Belgium is a favourite so far! The town is beautiful - feels like we're in a storybook. Poppies are everywhere. There is evidence all over town of John McCrae's poem. Today we had a few hours of free time so Josh and I took in the Flander's Field Museum and sought out some Belgian chocolate - so good! The museum was fantastic - provided the stories of many nations and individuals involved in the war effort. ...
Spent the morning on the beach attempting to catch some muscles and pipies for dinner, but failed miserably. The wind was so cold but we kept busy for an hour or so frolocking on the sand. I think we could see the white cliffs of Dover in the distance, but can't be certain. By the time we got back ...
... on the British Left withstood the first German gas attacks from 22-24th April, 1915. Of these soldiers, 2,000 fell and are buried nearby.
From here, we went to the nearby German cemetery of Langemark. This cemetery was laid out in the 1930s and its upkeep is funded purely by donations of its friends and members of the Volksbund. In the 22 days battle of the Yser and Ypres, the 4th army fought on the German side. For the most part, it ...
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