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The Somme was the scene for The Battle of the Somme, also known as the Somme Offensive, fought from July to November 1916, was among the largest battles of the First World War. With more than 1.4 million casualties, it is also one of the bloodiest military operations recorded. The Allied forces attempted to break through the German lines along a 12 …
... The breakfast was to die for, I'm coming back 400 pounds.
The wonderful woman that runs La Ferme du Pressoir is Odile. She is amazing and the friendliest person I've not really had a conversation with. We've said a lot of words to each other, but I don't know how much she understood, and I know I didn't understand much, but we still chat with each other and its too fun!
A wet, windy and cool day to visit Tyne Cot cemetery, Ypres and the Vimy Ridge memorial. Tyne Cot is the largest Commonwealth War cemetery with over 12,000 soldiers from the Great War buried there. The cemetery is in the village of Passchendaele. We started there this morning with the rain and the rain kept following us. After Tyne Cot, we went into Ypres for a visit at the Menin ...
... died for so little: why celebrate such an exercise in futility? Unlike the underground passages in Hermies, those under the nearby village of Albert are still open to the public. It hosts a museum, which runs for 300 metres under the church. Diana thought we might want to see the display cases full of rusting helmets, guns and shells. As we proceed, the sound of gunfire echoes down the dank and eerie passages, becoming ever louder and more ...
... ages last time to find a good breakfast, easy this time
- Things on the road / in the car like....camion (trucks), bouchon (traffic jam), heated leather seats (great after walking in the cold), diesel is much cheaper off the major roads...
- Sandy's French and how much it helps. In the hotel we are staying at in Albert, the owner (Jean Luc) has been very friendly and helpful to us....but the English couple staying here said he had been abrupt...and he ...
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