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... the issues between them quite literally between themselves, there would have been no need for those men to have died the way they did. On the bright side, rather than having been forgotten, they're heroes now, every last one of
them. Even if they were lost, even if we don't know their individual names...they will continually be honoured.
It's ironic how incredibly British my gateway to France is.
... McCrae, Medical Officer, Canadian Artillery. Sadly John died of illness in late January 1918z The bunker where it is believed he may have written the poem is preserved near the memorial. While walking through the Commonwealth cemetery nearby (you are never far from one here) Greg found a headstone where a lot of crosses and some teddy bears had been placed. Then he saw why, the soldier buried there was 15 years old when killed. One of the many who had lied about his age. ...
... shrapnel in a farmers field next to hill. After touring the museum we had dinner in a fantastic Belgian restaurant - I had a Flemish stew that was amazing and Josh had steak and oysters. We finished out the day taking in the ceremony at Menin Gate. Josh and the SFDCI students had an opportunity to take part in the ceremony. The students laid a wreath in honour of the fallen. Unfortunately, I couldn't see a ...
... 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 ...
... in Amiens at the Central ANZAC Hotel. It's a small, comfortable, family owned hotel not far from the railway station. We arrived early Tuesday and after booking in, decided to stroll around the town.
Amiens has a population of about 80,000 so it's a bit smaller than Bendigo, and it is a beautiful city. Amiens cathedral is truly magnificent, and is larger and older than Notre Dame in Paris. The exterior is a maze of carvings, and the stained ...
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