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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 little ...
... of them. Amazingly, people thought we had televisions in our boxes. As if you would be steering a TV through Kings Cross Railway station, on skateboard wheels. Then we had a 90 min train trip on the Eurostar, arriving at our hotel happy that everything had gone so smoothly, but just about asleep standing up. When you're tired, your recently practised French is quite useless, thank god most people speak enough English to get us ...
... with Patrick Gibson who recited the Ode to Rememberance.
Earlier in the day, we visited the Flanders Field Museum, Passchendaele and Tyne Cot.
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... for suggestions for dinner, and he recommended (oddly enough) where they were headed, t’Hommelhof, the best in Watou. Evan was nice enough to get us set up with a reservation, and after a short bike ride into town, we were ready for dinner. I opted for the Spring menu, and paid the extra to add a beer with each course. After a opener of pork terrine with a blond ale on tap, the fun began. An appetizer of lobster/asparagus terrine was served with ...
13th May 2012
We cast off at 9.15 after saying farewell to Betty and Pandora. It is blue sky and sunshine again, this is the life!
We saw a "fun race-marathon" with hundreds of runners when we turned on to the La Doule canal at Bauvin. We say “fun” but some were already struggling and walking. It was an uneventful trip in ...