Hotel Royal Picardie
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- Non-smoking hotel
- High-speed internet in room
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- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Reduced mobility rooms
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... Crater. This is one of the 17 sites where the English had exploded a huge amount explosives under the German positions at 7:28 AM on July 1. It left a enormous crater in the land. It also wasn’t very effective. Apparently the Germans were alerted to the fact that something was going to be happening that morning and were mostly pulled back from their front most positions. So, when the British attacked there, expecting little resistance, they ...
We also saw tourists exploring the salt marshes in the bay, carefully watched over so they return before the tide starts coming back. There is a big marina port at St Valery - mainly motor cruisers - that stays deep enough to float even when the tide is out, but there are also many boats parked on the strand that float when the tide is in and lie on their sides in the mud when the tide is out.
On Sunday ...
Wow what an emotional few days we have had. We arrived in Albert on Monday 27th April to a lovely little camping site pretty central to every thing we want to see of the Somme.
Our first point of call was the Albert War Museum. What a fantastic little museum! It is situated in tunnels underneath the Basilica Notre Dame de Brebieres. It is not a huge museum but their displays were really informative with displays set up so you ...
... to come I had a quick chat in french to the deputy mayor of Albert! After breakfast and changing out of our soaking uniforms, we spent an hour or so wandering around Brumelles, and then we went to Bullecourt, where we were supposed to attend the digger service. However it was scheduled very late, and we were all very tired, so we ended up just heading to Belgium, and our accommodation in Ypres. There we basically ate and fell straight to sleep after our very long ...
... There was row after row of graves. A show of the devotion and sacrifice of the war heroes. After morning tea we visited a museum: Musee Franco-Australien. It was beautiful I loved all the old sentimental artefacts from the war. While at the museum there was a school that was funded by Australians it was amazing the children swarmed the doors and looked at us like we ...