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I actually forgot until I went out to dinner tonight and saw all the cute kids dressed up. From what I was told, Halloween isn't a bit deal in France but from what I see, it sure seems to be a major holiday.
Today I was in Lille, France which no one has heard of and yet, it’s a giant city. Its center reminded me a lot of Ashland where it has great little shops, neat stone ...
... Vic for such a personal touch to your stories) where the locals tend an area to preserve a crater site from the battlefields. Also, Pozieres and Bullecourt, all of which were towns hit hard by the war. Many men, both young and old have been laid to rest in side by side in large cemeteries, dedicated to victims of war. We were extremely lucky to visit the memorial site of Australian VC recipient ...
... time to sightseeing). I may see its open and obvious attractions, but I won't be here long enough to appreciate what it might have once stood for. I will be here because a greater purpose will lure me in. I will be here because I want to see the battlefields.
We write a lot about the Somme...all of them really. And we must be pretty convincing, because up until I started writing, these battlefields, as key and - dare I say - fascinating as ...
... taken place in, back in 1917.
The 3rd and 4th divisons advanced on 12 October with the 3rd attacking Tyne Cot, now the site of a large cemetery, with a small party reaching Passchendaele. Unfortunately they were unable to hold on there and they were pushed back by the German defenders.
The 33rd battalion's commander Lieutenant-Colonel Morshead (later the commanding General at Tobruk in WW2) reported "Things are bloody, very ...
... from the Brussels train station, (very handy, and quite comfortable, but the smell of cigarettes were everywhere) and then headed off in the general direction of the city centre in search of a meal and drinks. We found a quaint little pub that did meals and had two lovely bowls of leak soup and a glass of red wine and a pint. At around 1.30am in the morning Miss Alana arrived after her 2 hr flight from Santander, Spain where she'd been visiting her previous au pair ...