Campanile Henin Beaumont Noyelles-Godault
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... 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.
The sun came out and we found a nice campsite within cycling distance of the small town of Peronne beside the river Somme river. We visited the Canadian war memorial and the WW1 battlefield where you could walk in the original trenches from the war. It was a very moving ...
We are staying with family (the Ryan's also on an extended holiday in France) in Hénin-Beaumont half an hour from Lens close to the border with Belgium. We have spend some of our time just lazing around their home, sampling lovely cheeses and ...
... mall to get some supplies and tried to get a SIM card for the iPad. We were initially told that we could not get one if we did not have a French bank account or credit card. They then told us that we could get one that would last for day only, but the shop's system did not let the sell it to us. Thankfully we have access to wifi in most places, even if it might have to be MacDonalds.
We then drove ...