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Not much to report, Lille is beautiful but we only really came to see Vimy Ridge. There is only so much walking you can do before you get bored. We are staying in an actual hotel, which is nice for a change. We have a private room and a private bathroom- what a treat! Tomorrow we are going to Vimy Ridge, luckily we consulted the tourism office, …
... 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. ...
(Renée) Since I was last in France, I had wanted to come out to Vimy to see the famous Canadian monument and memorials to the fallen Canadian soldiers of WW1 & WW2. Vimy Ridge is Canadian territory in France, and I have heard many stories of Canadians being treated with the utmost warmth ...
... s called the 'cobber' memorial after a recorded quote from one of the wounded calling out to those in the trenches 'Don't forget me, cobber'. This quaint old Aussie word lives on here in France more than any other part of the world. From here we walked the short distance to VC corner. This was an area of the battlefield that generated a large number of VCs and now holds the bodies of the soldiers who died in no-man's land. After the 24 hrs of slaughter the Germans ...
... and crossing a moat. Inside were a New Zealand family enquiring about the Anzac commemorations to be held on Sunday. There will be a dinner on Saturday night for €30 a head ($55) and all New Zealanders welcome, plus a church service on the Sunday.
We then walked down through the streets to that part of the ramparts which had been scaled by the New Zealand troops, and which is highlighted by the presence of ...
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