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... cemeteries, small memorials, specific memorials, plaques. Some are attached to the local cemetery, others in the middle of ploughed fields. Some battles well known, others not, but the result is the same. Death.
All the memorials and cemeteries are well kept, with late flowering roses bringing life into the grounds. An apple tree, with its apples ...
... 8217;s Grt, grt, grt Uncle William had been a stretcher bearer in the NZ regiment that saved the town. We walked around and found the memorial to the NZers who had distracted the Germans by creating lots of smoke and they launched a surprise attack by climbing up a ladder they constructed to get them up the wall. It was a hot day and everyone was tired.
We spent the afternoon in a big shopping mall buying some new clothes!
Having not done an awful lot since my Round The World Trip other than Graduating, I went with some of my uni friends to Lille in France for a day trip to see the Christmas Markets.
It was a really long day, getting up at 3:45am to drive to Chingford, and not arriving back home until 1:20am the next morning...but it was a lot of fun! Great to spend some time ...
... the 12km network with most bearing either a NZ place name (Auckland, Wellington, Nelson, Waitomo etc) or an English one, from the British troops also based in the tunnels of Arras. This was truly amazing as the Kiwi soldiers dug on average 80m per day through this rock. At its peak there were over 40,000 people living in this underground city. To put that in perspective their were only about 30,000 people living in Arras prior to the war. The ...
... the town with a mind blowing line up of both local and international acts. I was blessed enough to see perform Florence and the Machine, Pearl Jam and Birdy Nam Nam.
However besides the music, the town is steeped in history.