Auberge de la Foret
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I had a good meal last night at the Hotel de France, although they put me, the lone diner, right in the middle of the restaurant, rather than at a table against a wall. It was packed too (Saturday night). The meal was good, €29 for three courses, plus I got an amuse bouche and a cheese course, excellent value! If there was a downside it was full of Brits! After breakfast I had a ...
Took a day trip to Passchendaele whilst staying in Bruges. Not so far (50km) although by taking a train – actually two trains – it was a bit further.
Left at 9 and first got a train to Kortrijk. There I changed trains and got one to Ypres (Liper). From there I caught a local bus to Zonnebeke (7km) where the Passchendaele museum is (the actual village of Passchendaele is another 4km on). ...
... battle sites, hill 60, 62....all along the horizon was the frontline. Canada had responsibility for a portion of this area and was the first to be gassed in a war. While other country's in the line next to them collapsed (I'll keep names out of it) in a panic from the effects of the gas....some how the Canucks (there was a chemist in the crowd and once he sensed Chlorine...he passed the work to pee in a rag an cover your mouth with it...and it worked. ...
... not identify his body so he had no known grave. This also meant my Great Gran never accepted his death as she was convinced he had given his coat to someone else who had been feeling cold, because this would have been typical of his nature.
His name is now on the Ploegstreet Memorial, along with more than 11,000 others. It was very special to take our children to see part of our family history and the true consequences of the horrors of WW1.
... I crawled into one and it was very dark, wet, and slimy.
Today the weather was cold and wet and we drove back to France to the town of Fromelles where several hundred Australian soldiers were discovered in a mass grave a couple of years ago. The new memorial is the first one built for 60 years. We also visited Pheasant Wood, VC corner, the Cobbers Memorial, the Laventie German cemetery, and the crater at Hill 60.
There is a huge ...