Ibis Styles Lille Aeroport
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... A third brother, James, had also fought at Fromelles but had been injured. What a horrible tragedy for one family. The last two exhibits broke my heart. The first was the ID tag of a soldier. The tag was found by the germans and forwarded to the British army. The army returned it to the family with a letter, that was also on display. The letter, or note really, was so cold. Essentially, we have this piece of Private Creswells personal effects, if we find anymore, we'll ...
... t cater to DAT's (Dumb Aussie Tourists) They had quite an interesting display on the first world war, but I only got to see a small part of it before they closed the door and turned off the lights, literally. I'm standing in this corridor reading about the British base camp, when they closed the entry, two minutes later the lights went out, leaving me and about 10 other tourists in the dark. We all wander around the corridor (it was a big U shape) back into the entry hall of ...
... a spanner tightening up some very big bolts which he dropped into the water! If we had been underneath it would probably have hit us. Then he started grinding with a shower of sparks and dust coming down, and then he did some arc welding. We had to wait until the job was complete and must have been almost an hour in total as it was 11.30 by the time we got out of the 12.5 metre rise lock.
The Belgian waterways are man-made canals with sloping ...
... from such a thing? A coffee shop or two, a restaurant / snack bar here and there would be okay, we often hung out for a place to stop and refuel but found nothing. Some of the little isolated areas could certainly do with the employment opportunities. Again there were dozens of WW1 Cemeteries around Ypres we could have visited but we try to pick the most relevant or interesting. So after a good brekky, including freshly cooked bacon & eggs, we visited the Flanders ...
... The Memorial to the Missing wasn’t part of the original design. The intention was that these names be recorded on the Menin Gate but there was not enough room. The first thing you see when you come in the back from the car park is the commemoration of the missing New Zealand soldiers, most of who died in the Passchendaele Offensive. The memorial stands close to the furtherest ...
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