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This post was a long time coming. I can't believe it has already been 2 months since I celebrated American Thanksgiving here in France.
Don't worry, I haven't forgotten that I am Canadian and that we have our own Thanksgiving. But having made friends from many different countries since living here, my American friends and I decided to combine Canadian and American Thanksgiving this year and celebrate it with our friends!
I think I have always been aware of ...
... Graves Commission on the outskirts of Fromelles in northern France, near the Belgian border. Constructed between 2009 and 2010, it was the first new Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery for more than 50 years. The cemetery contains the graves of 250 British and Australian soldiers who died on 19 July 1916 in the Battle of Fromelles. From Pheasant Wood I drive to the Australian Memorial Park and VC Corner Cemetery and ...
... over a 6km front.
We traveled to Albert for lunch - Albert was on the front lines and completely destroyed in the fighting. The town has been rebuild including a very large church with a gold statue on top. The lunch was a small bar/cafe and simple meal. In Albert we visited the Victoria School which was built from funds raised by the Victorian school children - The school hall as flags from the Australian states and many aboriginal ...
Today was the last day on board and we departed the ship at 9am after a number of farewells.
We hired a car and travelled to Amiens - for a Battlefield tour. As Helen did not want to travel on toll rods we took the long way down. The departure from Amsterdam was confusing to the extreme - lucky we had a TOM TOM as we went in circles before we got onto the highway.
... were 4 huge reliefs and just a few other displays and photos with good clear information. I had never realised that WWI had been fought on African soil, but the South African troops had attacked German West Africa and later, German East Africa early in the war.
Delville Wood itself is now a quiet, peaceful forest full of bird songs and flowers.
We did a loop around a few other cemeteries and villages and then headed home for a lazy afternoon.
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