Comfort Hotel Lille L'Union
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... an incredible casualty rate of 69 %. There were 5 Divisions of Australian troops, each with 20,000 men, reinforced more than 20 times. More than 400,000 volunteered to enlist, why they kept volunteering over the period of the war, with little chance of survival, seems beyond comprehension to us today. Some survived the Gallipoli campaign, only to face up again and again on the orders of misguided generals, who had ...
... there. I walked down and hill.....and realized....holy **** I was in a crater....it was freaking huge....that must of been a big boom....it was like 70,000 lbs of explosives in it. Wow...its all I had in me head....wow....back to the bike time to find some Canadian sites....Hill 62...a Canadian battleground.
So off I went...the skies opened up...time to put me gear on so pull in under a tree and got me slickers on and off I went...not far away ...
... valley upstream to Diksmuide and beyond to become flooded. The floods, several kilometres wide, stopped the German army and became the Front Line for the defending Belgians to the west side of the inundation. Our landlady, Marie-Therese, had asked us if we would like to join her at a special workshop this afternoon at Schore on the river north of Diksmuide. It sounded very interesting and we four turned up at an old mill, now a pottery. The project was explained ...
... enactments going on all over the grounds. Our ride back included a coffee stop where we caught up on Tour de France news. Bike riding finally ceased at around 5 o'clock and we took the car to visit a very different interpretation of memorials at the German cemetery. This was quite stark with no flowers, no white crosses, just lots of grey and black. We were told that the German people felt that to make it ...
... highway". The gateway was zoned in by the German artillery, so if soldiers had to go to the front through this zone, they did so quickly, and generally at night, but it still didn’t help – many died on the way out through the gateway.
We joined a walking tour by a Brit ex-pat who is married to a local – www.cavells.be Roger Steward. Roger walked us around for a couple of hours and enthralled us with tales ...