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... side. Each post represents a day in the life of the cemetery from just before the war in 1914 through to 1921 when the hospital finally closed. On each post there are notches (starting from ground level) up the post - one for each burial in the cemetery. A very moving entry to what is another huge burial place that covers another considerable area of land. Here we saw graves of soldiers of many nations - Aussies, English, Canadian, a few Americans and a section for German soldiers. ...
... the Belgian countryside is very beautiful -mainly farming land punctuated by pretty villages and townships. We would recommend a visit to Ieper and surrounding district to anyone heading for Europe and would encourage them to do a similar driving tour. At every stop and along the way, our tour book provided excellent background information so we could really appreciate what we were seeing. The Commonwealth cemeteries, with their distinctive white head ...
... is apparently still impacting generations as those impacted by the gas in warfare have now passed down the effects of the gas genetically to their own children. What an absolute waste of life.
We also visited a German Cemetery and Memorial and the feeling was such a contrast to the Commonwealth Graves Commission maintained graves. Still very respectful to the incredible loss that the Germans suffered as well, but so dark ...
... be anyone elsein them at the time me and Kate were there, and so you would turn a corner to be greeted by a posed models and war noises. I was a bit jumpy. Kate was freaked out by the prospect of it collapsing and I had to remind her that we were only in a mockup in the basement of the museum.
We both learnt something about Tanks that we never knew, and that was where the name 'Tank' came from. Who would have thought - so simple.
... at home whose family members now rested in this far away foreign land. It wasn’t uncommon to have 60,000 casualties in a single battle, so the sacrifice of all the Commonwealth troops was enormous!
We then drove a short distance to a smaller German cemetery at Langehan. It’s apparently a very sacred location for Germany, and during WW-II, Hitler made a point of stopping there to pay his respects. There are fewer Headstones in the German ...
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