Comfort Hotel Garden Lille Tourcoing
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... and so many commonwealth memorials....I could not stop at them all....memorials in the middle of no where...for one, three....a thousand.....for Companies...for Brigades.....Platoons....they are every where....any road leads to one. Then I stumbled on the German one....
Very different...no one was there and it was off a busy road....totally different style....dark marble markers laid flat...one per 8 bodies...and a few random crosses hewn in ...
... magic in the all-too-brief Christmas truce.
The most personal experience of all came close to the museum's exit. I logged into one final computer and found screen after screen of fallen men who shared my surname. Could some of them have been distant British or Canadian relatives, lost on a broken branch of my family tree? Could my life have been different if they had lived?
Took a bit to get going as Ripley was still sick in the morning. The breakfast was quite nice at the hotel which was a nice surprise after the heat all night in the room. Aaron tried to visit the church but it was not open yet so we headed to Vimy ridge. The monument is really spectacular even though I just saw it a few months ago. It is the perfect place for the monument right on the ridge with all the figures looking down on the valley. We also saw all the sheep and there babies in ...
... How did anybody return able to carry on life? The fighting was so hard that even now, they literally find tons of ammo each year - some of it unexploded - and during the Battle of Messines, the explosion behind German lines was so immense that it could be heard in London and triggered an earthquake that measured on Geneva's Richter scale.
As we drove back to Ypres, we passed again through the Menin Gate. On the battlefield side, it is topped by ...
... amp; accommodation. Next there was an outdoor trench experience which although very neat & clean, added to the other trench experiences to show how they were built by the different armies. Finally there was a remembrance section with a sculpture instillation of hands reaching up out of the dark, with a photo projection of of the stark bare trees of the battlefield. We ate lunch here in the park overlooking the lake where people were fishing ...