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... of Arras by the allies on 7th September 1944. There was a large fair and a firework display in the squares..
At just after midnight and there being no obvious signs of any taxi's being available, we managed to 'blag' the chef at the restaurant we had been eating and drinking at, for a lift back to the hotel as walking back wasn't fancied by any of us.
Mileage - 94 (including the unscheduled tour of Calais)
Total mileage - 302
... line wavered but held.....had it fallen it would have been a German break through and we may be eating schnitzel whilst writing/reading this. This was the start of Canada growing its reputation as the commonwealth country to fear the most...and I am not saying that because I am Canadian. It was true the Germans ended up pooping their pants when they knew the Canucks were across the line....looking at them.
Part of it was we were not ...
... but I wished I had a little maple leaf flag to add to the others at the soldier's feet.
A short distance down the road brought us to Tyne Cot, the final resting place of close to 12000 Commonwealth soldiers. Once inside the gates, I stood for a long time, trying to take in row on row on row on row of bone-white headstones, many without names, known only "unto God." If, as Albert Schweitzer once ...
... who have not seen the movie Beneath Hill 60 you should - our historian Colin said how surprised at how accurate and well done it was. We had both seen the movie with Dad and could understand exactly what had happened here and our famous the Aussies were for what they achieved.
It was time to return to Ypres and Iepa for early dinner and to hear the last Post later at 8pm. But in the meantime our guide Peter knew where Underhill Farm Cemetery was - I had asked him as ...
... very emotional place, with row upon row of white crosses marking the resting places of Australian soldiers within sight of the town they fought to save.
There were a number of other Australians visiting the site, and we all seemed to just want to walk quietly along the rows of crosses thinking about the sacrifices these young blokes made. My mum's father was in the VB and Dernancourt areas during WW1, where he was gassed with mustard gas, got ...
Other places to stay in Lille
Grand Quartier N°3, Lille | 4 star hotelfrom $76
Lille Centre, Lille | 3 star hotelfrom $120
- A lovely place to go
- Great position
- Reallt Nice Hotel
Vieux Lille, Lille | 4 star hotelfrom $148
- Lovely public areas
- The loveliest part of Lille
- Comfortable hotel in good position
Lille Centre, Lille | 4 star hotelfrom $109
- Hôtel très agréable
- Great for families
- Excellent base
Lille Centre, Lille | 3 star hotelfrom $122
Lille Centre 19, Lille | 2 star hotelfrom $91
157 Avenue de la Marne, Lille | 4 star hotelfrom $108
Lille Centre, Lille | 2 star hotelfrom $79
- Cheap and cheerful
- Was the hotel OK?
- Best 2 star I've stayed in for a while
Vauban - Esquermes, Lille | 2 star hotelfrom $69
Lille Centre, Lille | 3 star hotelfrom $90
Vieux Lille, Lille | 3 star hotelfrom $118
Lille Centre, Lille | 3 star hotelfrom $89
29, av Charles Saint-Venant Le Forum, Lille | 3 star hotelfrom $78
Lille Centre, Lille | 3 star hotelfrom $124
Lille Fives, Lille | 2 star hotelfrom $50
Parc Europe, 340 Avenue de la Marne, Lille | 3 star hotelfrom $94
Vieux Lille 2, Lille | 3 star hotelfrom $94
Vauban - Esquermes, Lille | Hotelfrom $53
Lille Centre, Lille | 1 star hotelfrom $67
Caulier, Lille | 2 star hotelfrom $75
Lille Sud, Lille | 2 star hotelfrom $63
Lille Centre, Lille | 3 star hotelfrom $131
- Great Location
- Spacious bedroom but smelly toilet
- Doesn't feel like part of a big chain
Lille Centre 11, Lille | 4 star hotelfrom $142
Grand Quartier N°3, Lille | 3 star hotelfrom $93
Lille Centre 17, Lille | 5 star hotelfrom $173
- Fantastic place to stay in Lille
- Amazing place full of character
- Great stay
Lille Centre, Lille | 3 star hotelfrom $67