Hotel De France
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... the way. The church, like the town, was rebuilt after WWI, and has a new gilded statue of Virgin and Child on the top.
After lunch we drove into the countryside along the Circuit of Remembrance and stopped at Pozieres, which is an Australian Memorial and Cemetery. Australians attacked and eventually took the completely destroyed village of Pozieres on July 23rd. The cemetery contains 2700 graves and the surrounding stone walls hold the names ...
... the Canal du Nord, headed for the Somme, and hoping we managed to stay out of trouble with the big guys!
It has been instructive to share the waterways with these guys, but I have gotten a bit tired of rocking and rolling when tied up and they go lumbering by at fast speed. Or even not fast speed, they still toss us around a bit. I reckon we will see a lot more of them this year, but I’m happy for now to be on the Somme, where all is pretty quiet. ...
... Flowers- roses, poppies, foxgloves, geraniums and multiple others that I couldn't name were in abundance and flourishing. His water garden does not really resemble the one in his paintings but was still a beautiful setting.
I scored brownie points by buying tickets ahead and we just sauntered casually in -avoiding a long line. Even Ben took some photos- his phone has a great camera.
Lunch at a cafe. ...
... They were young people, she went straight to them and when I pointed out I was there first shood me away. I finally got a beer but she would not come out and serve me again not only that she was making comments about me to other customers so much so they were becoming embarassed.
Thirdly I tried to go to a restaurant but the waiter or owner stood infrount of the doors and would not let me in.
I had only been in the place ...
... the hill, they too were prime targets for the Germans. A few of the regiment managed to reach the “Danger Tree” (a thin tree and the only one that offered any sort of cover) and as they were approaching it, they were supposed to be covered on their right flank by British troops. However, the British troops were an hour delayed in arriving to that point as they had to manoeuver through the clogged trenches. In the first half hour of battle, ...