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Today was our last full war-related day, and we kicked it off with attending the In Flanders Field Museum in Ypres. Walking through that again gave a unique perspective of the war, in this case the war as seen by the Belgiums, and what struggles they faced, including the absolute decimation of Ypres by the Germans. Not a tree or building was left …
... would survive the day.
Picking up the lease car from near Amsterdam airport wasn't a problem, although we haven't managed to work out how to turn the radio off! The agent we got it from couldn't work it out either so that made us feel better!
We headed for some windmills at Kinderdijk near Roterdam - the famous ones you see in all the tourist pix. Fortunately I was allowed to drive right past Delft which is famous for its china.
... most beautiful market square in Germany with its stunning fountain and also the St George fountain in the Kornmarkt. It is a truly stunning place to spend a day. This afternoon we travelled 30 miles to Erden where we camped at an attractive campsite on the river bank watching the cruise boats glide past. The vineyards seem to slope down ...
... and said ''we got told over two years ago...or if you want to be really honest, we got told of the CENTENARY 100 years ago..."
Ok, back to the topic of the day/
We went through a lot of farmland today, which is what this area had mostly become. And it was here that the full extent of the war is truly felt, because these farmers in 2015...are still dealing with the leftovers from the war.
Over 40,000 live ammunition buried in the land that they farm. ...
... failure, with no supplies being diverted from the Somme.
The site is well known today for the efforts being made to find and identify those Australian and British soldiers killed behind enemy lines who were buried in mass graves by the Germans, as well as those in no-mans land who were not retrieved due to intense fighting.
The museum itself is very modern, encompassing the Pheasant Wood Cemetery as well as many interactive exhibits, meant to tell ...