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... and rain, (we both agreed that we'd prefer the rain to the wind) after a rather short but good day's ride. Ypres is one of the prettiest towns we've been in this trip. It has a great old cobbled town square surrounded by lovely old buildings and a grand cathedral. There's a rather good WW1 Museum also in the town square. A 100m or so up the road of course is the famous Menin Gate, where the names of more than 54,000 "missing" British Empire soldiers from this area of battle ...
... biography of a 'Richmond boy' who died at Vimy Ridge. Our biography was well received by everyone. Josh was very nervous about sharing his work in front of 30 teachers.....:)) he felt very proud of himself when finished. In addition to reading Arthur Lewis' biography we left a few pieces of Richmond for him at the monument - a few rocks from the Jock River riverbed, soil from the Richmond Fairgrounds, a ...
... used to go out and carry back the wounded. "Don't forget me Cobber," was the words he heard one day. Also at VC Corner is an Aussie cemetery and memorial with a lovely rose garden and a remembrance wall. There's no headstones here because most of the 410 who died here could not be identified. Fromelles is so significant because it was the biggest loss of Aussies in battle in one day ever, a staggering 5,533 brave ...
... stuff we didn't need to carry so some nearby kids were pleased with our hand-me-downs. It was a lot of fun. And oh yeah, we did see a fleeting glimpse of what we thought might have been some blokes on a bunch of flash looking bikes doing a squillion km an hour. Too quick to actually identify anyone. Dinner ended up being a couple of beers and a supermarket chook salad in our room. After not cycling 63km we didn't need anything else. Despite the rain we had a great ...
After a somewhat hot and restless night we packed up and drove about 10 miles to Zonnebeke where the Tyne Cot cemetery is. This is the overflow of all the names that
would not fit on the Menin Gate as well as graves, both marked and un-marked.It was immaculately laid out and so well-cared for. We spent about an hour there just wandering and being quiet and thoughtful. Then it was back to normal with a ...
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