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... themselves in this strategic position. In April 1917, Canadian soldiers were successful in taking and holding Vimy Ridge. Hill 145, where the monument is positioned, is the highest point along the ridge.
Further within the site, are the preserved trenches and tunnels from that time. From both sides. Paul went through the tunnels but I declined, knowing the limits of both my claustrophibia and imagination. Extensive ...
A desperately needed haircut. The hairdresser didn't speak any english, so pantomime and pointing saved the day. Attended on the spot plus she resisted giving me a brush cut that other hairdressers have found necessary, so left with a smile.
Have a list of names and locations for Lyn's soldiers, so zig-zagging across the countryside to find them. Everywhere you go ...
... South Africa and other dominions were also identified on the walls. A large number of senior military personel were present. Turned out there was a military legal conference happening at the time, so all attendees showed up for the Last Post.
The band marched off playing Scotland the Brave.
By this time it was both late and cold. Headed back to the station, only to ...
... and their life story (which usually ended in their death at some point during the war). The museum did not hold back on displaying graphic images and there were several displays with photographs of the effects of the first chlorine gas attack by the Germans and also about those whose bodies were mutilated for life because of the fighting. We also noticed that a few of the displays included items (such as the propaganda posters and the Daily Mail war map) that we had seen ...
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 ...