Ibis Saint Quentin Basilique
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... undulating countryside.
It is almost impossible to pass through this part of France, without seeing reminders of WW1, we pass several World War 1, military cemetaries, this area was obviously hard fought over.
Le Cateau Cambresis ...
... plain, has always held strategic importance. In the time of Julius Caesar there was a Gallic village named Bibrax where the Remis (inhabitants of the country round Reims) had to meet the onset of the confederated Belgae. Whatever may have been the precise locality of that battlefield, Laon was fortified by the Romans, and successively checked the invasions of the Franks, Burgundians, Vandals, Alans and Huns. It was incredible as the coach ...
We are somewhere in the top West of France in Ye Haa land. Today we got on the motorway and knocked off 350 km which is a lot in Europe and not that much in Australia. It was expensive on the motorway but we have had such pressure, (which has probably been created by ourselves,) from buyers who want the van right now but they don't want to deposit any money as they are frightened of scammers. I can't really blame them in this day and age but it means until we ...
... side. Although very beautiful and well-kept, the loss is ever-present.
The next stop was the VC corner memorial and its nearby cemetary. David and I have had a long held view that the USA do the best memorials but these sites are just as good if not better. Immaculately kept, attention to detail and a sense of respect make these sad places stragely inspiring. The bronze at VC Corner "The Digger" would look at home at the MCG and the ...
... in 12 days of tough fighting.
It was then the turn of the 4th Australian Division to push onto the nearby Mouquet Farm, the next objective on the push to Thiepval. Realising the importance of the 'Moo Cow' Farm, as it was know to the soldiers, the Germans defended strongly.
For almost a month the Australian division reduced the farm to a rubble heap in their unsuccessful attempts to capture it, ...