Premiere Classe Lille Centre
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... them at just about all French ceremonies - where in America we might do one wreath, here just about everbody gets in on the wreath laying!). It was very personal, and very moving. When two Scots fiddlers sang, along with the French school children, Hearts of Glory Stan and I were definitely in tears.
Sing Hearts of Glory
Down and sunset
Hearts of Glory
Least we forget
Young Scottish soldiers
And soldiers unknown
Having decided to include Ypres in our trip this year because of my favourite painting, Menin Gate at Midnight, imagine my surprise to find the very same hanging in the Flanders Fields museum today! It's here for the celebration of the 30,000 Last Post. We spent an interesting couple of hours wandering around the museum - it is really well set out, lots to read, great photos and some videos of ...
... 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 ...
Bonjour, ca va? So I landed in Calais and took a bus from the ferry terminal to the train station. Despite a severe language barrier, I was told that it would be impossible for me to get a train to Karlsruhe that night....they recommended that I go to Lille, France and get a train from there. So I did. However, I still could not get a train to Karlsruhe that night, so ...
... bread). We found a fifties diner and decided to eat there, which was kinda expensive but we got so full.
This morning, we were suppose to go to church but mass was suppose to at 1030, we got there an hour after. We then decided to go to wazemmes and check out the market. When we got there, we were so amazed with the number of people there. The streets were packed with tents, people shouting ...