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... wasn't well signposted. It wasn't. Out in the wind and rain again. Another field of sons lost to their mothers.
Into Peronne to the local historical museum. The inclement weather wasn't a problem, though fortunately it had reduced to just a gale force wind. The museum carried a lot of artifacts from the war period, and stated that it would be another 700 years before all the relics from the Great War ...
... themselves in this strategic position. In April 1917, Canadian soldiers were successful in taking and holding Vimy Ridge. Hill 145, where the monument is positioned, is the highest point along the ridge.
Further within the site, are the preserved trenches and tunnels from that time. From both sides. Paul went through the tunnels but I declined, knowing the limits of both my claustrophibia and imagination. Extensive ...
... 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.
... to attach them crossed over. There was no one behind thank goodness.
Then we set off with just the electric chain driven tow boat, the Peniche and then us. It took us about 20 minutes to settle down to the tugging effect apart from continually correct your steering the effects of the pulling on the ropes from the Peniche. He switched his engine on to try and straighten himself out behind the tug and this sent swirls of churned up water on to us causing ...
... young men. As I walked in their footsteps through the now immaculate and pristine trenches, I could see in my mind the images of what those same trenches had looked like back then. Courageous, indeed! The rain necessitated a change in plans for lunch....horrors....McDonalds! Even the fact that this McDonalds also served beer did not improve the quality of the food..lol! The raid on Puys was part of the battle of Dieppe. The cliffs tower over the ...