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Hi everyone, I'm so far behind but here is the beginning of the WW1 section of our trip. S xxxx 10-16th September: WW1 : In Flanders' Fields: Ieper (Ypres) Leaving The Hague we arrived in Ieper (Ypres) to be met by David Cashman, the cousin of a close friend of Irene's. He is an amateur guide born in Perth but now living in England, with an amazing expertise and knowledge of the First World War. He started our tour at the Menin Gate ...
... experience but i didn't. Perhaps it was because we couldn't see much of what was happening - wreath laying - despite arriving 35 minutes early to find the place was already packed. Maybe it was because none of my direct relatives were involved in WW1 because they were too old or too young.
Then we found a restaurant in the town square and had some pate and mussels for dinner, washed down with a local beer, before crashing into bed ...
... exhibits and two displays - the bunker and the trench-lines. Altogether it is an excellent snapshot of the battles here in 1915 - 1918. We then have a light lunch at a little brasserie in town before driving down to Hill 60.
Before dinner at La Trompet we take a pleasant evening stroll around the city ramparts (the old star ...
... throughout the war) and I found 2 McPhees on the wall. I don't know if they are relations of mine, but I am going to guess that somewhere back in the line they were.
I also got talking to (slightly lighter piece of information here) a lovely couple of people from Canada who do poi! It was really nice talking about something other than death and destruction.
Also, sort of on topic, our tour guide was telling us that the preperations for the centenary were not ...
Today will be a much shorter entry than previously due to the lateness of today's finish and problems with the internet. Hopefully I will get time later in the trip to extend todays entry.
We left Amiens by bus in order to head north into Fromelles and Belgium. I personally awoke early in order to see the interior of Amiens Cathedral which housed the supposed head of John the Baptist. The inside was spectacular and it is a shame the students were not able to ...
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