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... a very pleasant walk, nothing open, and virtually no-one on the streets. Our last chance and viola, success. The proprieter spoke very little english, and while Paul managed most of the conversation, some of the technical details were lost. Not that it mattered. Tasted his champagne, toured his cave, all very new and modern, and, surprise surprise, left with a bottle.
... among the graves.
Dernacourt, Jeancourt, Grevilles. Each cemetery has its own register, for those buried and those whose names are inscribed on the memorial. We recorded our visit and the soldier searched for on Lyn's behalf. Initially I was doing a friend a favour and out of curiosity, but it soon became personal to locate each and every one.
... 232;res ridge "is more densely sown with Australian sacrifice than any other place on earth." We then headed into the village of Villiers Brettonneax. Our first stop was the "Victoria School". Built in 1923-1927, the school is the gift from the children of the state of Victoria, Australia, to the children of Villiers -Bretonneux as proof of their love and good-will towards France. Twelve hundred Australian soldiers, fathers and brothers of these children, gave their lives ...
... not unique ,because the French do not have assembly . The timber came from Daylesford and there are carvings of Australian flora and fauna decorating the walls " Do not forget Australia " is above the quadrangle , the present school children raised money to help rebuild the Strathalbyn school after our devastating bush fires so the bond is to this day extremely strong between the town and Australia . One can only reflect that this sort of attitude ...
Rained all night and looks like it wouldn't change during the day. First stop was the Newfoundland Park at Beaumont Hamel where I took a self guided tour around the battle site. Then stumbled on the NZ Memorial at Longueval before getting to Deville Wood where the South Africans have their memorial & museum. Then back to ...
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