Hotel Restaurant 'T Zweed
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... shrapnel in a farmers field next to hill. After touring the museum we had dinner in a fantastic Belgian restaurant - I had a Flemish stew that was amazing and Josh had steak and oysters. We finished out the day taking in the ceremony at Menin Gate. Josh and the SFDCI students had an opportunity to take part in the ceremony. The students laid a wreath in honour of the fallen. Unfortunately, I couldn't see a ...
We've had a busy 24 hours. Near the hotel where we were staying in Albert is the Lochnagar Crater. It is the result of a massive underground explosion designed to collapse many German trenches, kill many soldiers and possibly end the war. It was quite a sight to see but it was even more interesting to meet the man who was so moved by it all, he bought the property. So ...
... have no names, labelled …… "a soldier known unto God", very moving. In addition to these the walls at the back of the cemetery have 35,000 names, of soldiers who have been lost in battle and cannot be found. Visiting these cemeteries are extremely humbling and sobering, they have an air of peace which considering the surrounding battles which are *************cile.
We had loved Ypres when we visited in 2010. We had brought the kids to find ...
keep moving to try to keep warm but it didn’t help too much. We caught
the same bus back , but unfortunately it did not take the same route
back and therefor we missed the museum, but found ourselves back at the
train station and in desperate need of food, all that we found was a
little petrol station with chocolate and marshmallow biscuits and chips,
so with a feast in our hands we headed back wait for the next train.
It had ...
... cemetery is on the top of a slight incline, and it's easy to imagine how difficult the Commonwealth troops must have had it, fighting uphill against the Germans. Today, however, the cemetery is the final resting place of nearly 12,000 soldiers, with over 8000 of those remaining unidentified. Blowing on my hands through my gloves, I shivered my way through the muddy cemetery, looking at the headstones. Nearby, a lone piper played a mournful dirge in front of ...
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