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... 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. ...
Belgium is a favourite so far! The town is beautiful - feels like we're in a storybook. Poppies are everywhere. There is evidence all over town of John McCrae's poem. Today we had a few hours of free time so Josh and I took in the Flander's Field Museum and sought out some Belgian chocolate - so good! The museum was fantastic - provided the stories of many nations and individuals involved in the war effort. ...
... 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 ...
... when he was young. Now they go once every 4 years I believe. The castle is a large building that contains a chapel on one end and the residence on the other end. http://www.kasteelvanloppem.be/infoen.h tml
On the grounds, near the entry, is a labyrinth with paths separated by hedges. The point of the labyrinth is to get to the center where there is a tree with benches to rest, ...
... Cot cemetery which is the biggest British war grave cemetery in the world with around 11,000 graves. This was truly an unbelievable sight. It was such a grim
visualisation of the horrors of war it is very hard to describe while typing on an iPhone - I will just say to you that the rows and rows of white headstones seemed to go on forever.
Our last stop of the day was a German cemetery, one of the very few on the western front. We felt it was the least we could ...
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