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... just keep coming across more cemeteries. We probably passed 12 or so. Stopped at some for a look. One of these was the famous Hill 60 memorial to Australian tunnellers. Arrive at Ypres and the magnificent Menin Gate memorial with the names of 54,000 lost soldiers from all Allied countries. Very very imposing. A visit to the Flanders Fields museum and drive 8 k out of town to the Tyne Cot cemetery which is the biggest in the world including 1300 Australians. There ...
Spent a wonderful day touring all the WWI sights. The cemeteries are meticulously kept with manicured bushes, green grass and beautiful flowers. The German cemetery was in disrepair but is now undergoing a renovation. The Canadian presence was very ...
... man should know better at 3 o'clock in the morning.
Thanks to Kev Meanwell who doesn't yet know I nicked his photos from Facebook. And a big shout for our Belgian hosts for a wonderful day and night and a cracking barbecue.
Tomorrow Luxembourg and the fabled High Chapparal.
... turned the lights down to the level that it would have been then..it was a most eerie feeling! They stood in the wet and cold, lined up single file waiting for the barrage to end which was their signal to leave the subway and advance on surprised Germans 25 m away. The 4th Battalion highest casualties. Our guide, a Canadian university student, talked about Christmas on the front in 1914 when the Germans and the French called for a day of peace ...
... years to build them up to fighting strength again.
Touring today it is hard to imagine how devastated this area must have been, and how 5,533 young Australians were killed or wounded in just one night of mayhem.
Zacca was one of the wounded after making it to the German trenches. He described to me in the 1960's how he sprained his ankle when he landed unexpectedly on the concrete floor of ...
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