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... down by German machine guns.
The site of the crater was purchased back in the 1970’s by Richard Dunning, an English citizen who had decided it should be preserved for remembrance. There is a an active group of volunteers who have steadily improved the site over the years, adding a better road, parking, walking boards, etc. They raise funds, do the work, and hold a remembrance ceremony each July 1. We found about 20 people setting up for ...
... and Aisne Rivers, I was driving and totally unexpectedly at the very very last minute - a 38+ meter peniche pushing another 38+ meter peniche came roaring around the corner, cutting the corner as tight as they could, which meant they were way over the center line! I dove for the side and screeched for Stan, who showed up to take control and get us out of the difficulty. I’d done the right thing, but not quite fast enough.
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... a really cute old fashioned town. Lucky for Rami we were overseas and I could not bring home any of the geese that I saw that have seeds in them and sit in the garden.
We visited The Old Mill at nearby Vernon- this building used to be the start of the bridge but the bridge is long gone.
Then a slow trip to Villers Bretteneux and we met our guide- a cute young french lady with a very heavy accent. We had to race ...
... for a walk through Cambrai's historic 'La Porte de Paris' to their town square where we sat in the balmy evening and recalled our day and toasted all the boys who didn't make it home.
What an amazing emotion few days it must have been for you. So glad you were altogether to experience it.... I would have loved to be there with you as I am sure Sonia would have to but at least we can get some sense of it from your blog. Wendy
The more time ...
... John, as it seems we must get a long cable or put in a connector which unplugs. What we have now is totally unsatisfactory.
After the 5 locks on the L’Escaut canalised river we came back to Estrun and then turned right to stay on the L’Escaut where we came across Bouchain and there looked like shops there, so we stopped. We asked and yes there was a supermarket, Carrefour. We eventually found it ...