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... graves, and a wall naming the missing, with peaceful gardens and a chapel. Pershing started this "cemetery near the battlefield" thing, making a permanent cemetery out of the several temporary ones. Of course, families could opt to have their soldier's body sent home, but some wanted them to stay. He also started having the markers made out of marble, so that they would last--still, the overseer told us, they periodically replace markers. ...
Toured around the sites of various battles on the Somme. First, looked at the 1916 Underground Museum at Albert. The golden statue of Virgin and Child atop the church there, leaning outwards, supposedly suggested , when it was destroyed, who would win the war. When it was destroyed, neither side were in a position to win. Lochnager ...
... museum. I am not sure why but it did cause a moment of reflection that only by virtue of when I was born...I didn't have to go through what those poor sods did...not fair but I am sure lucky for it. War for nationhood is definitely debatable....just death for the youth (male not sure why the ladies want the right to die for country but so be it). Interesting stat I read...Canada had one of the highest injury/death percentages....56%.....others were around ...
... His wife Genevra researched my grandmother's war history and between them they have provided the most wonderful bespoke tour for me. I have visited the site of the 2nd AUstralian Casualty Clearing Station at Trois Arbres, not far from Ieper, where my grandmother Alice Ross King served as a nurse during WW2. It was here that she won her Military Medal for bravery rescuing soldiers from German gunfire during the 3rd battle of Passchendale.
... killed prior to this date, who have no known grave). The Passendale ridge gives views over the city of Ieper and, for most of the 1914-1918 war, it gave the German front line a view over the British lines and approaches. It was an advantage fully exploited and bitterly fought for. My father, aged 21 then, was somewhere in the Ypres area in November/December 1917, when his Artillery Brigade was part of the Division supporting ...
Other places to stay in Ypres
Sint Jacobstraat 15, Ypres | 3 star hotelfrom $129
- I agree
- Perfect Location, BEAUTIFUL HOTEL
- Good overnight stop
Industrielaan 19, Ypres | Hotelfrom $127
Slachthuisstraat 58, Ypres | Hotelfrom $174
- Friendly helpful staff
- Great hotel, great welcome, great location!
St.-Jacobsstreet 28, Ypres | 3 star hotelfrom $165
- Albion Hotel
- Loved the Albion
- Favourite hotel in town
D'Hondtstraat 54, Ypres | Hotelfrom $85
Grote Markt 33, Ypres | Hotelfrom $100
D'Hondtstraat 54, Ypres | Hotelfrom $117
Grote Markt 45, Ypres | 2 star hotelfrom $114
Meenseweg 481, Ypres | Hotelfrom $128
Rijselstraat 136, Ypres | 3 star hotelfrom $217