Ibis Lille Roubaix Centre
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... that were pulled from the trench looked like the war that took place 100 years ago happened just yesterday.
Throughout the museum, actors, dressed in period gear, provided video accounts taken from the diaries of actual soldiers, nurses, and doctors. We each wore an electronic bracelet that triggered stations throughout the museum to provide characters and writings in English for our convenience.
Jake and Rich climbed over 231 stairs to the top of the ...
... monument is a testament, not only to the 3,600 plus Canadians who died capturing the ridge in 1917; but also a memorial to the 11,000 plus Canadians killed during WWI for whom there is no known grave. On the monument, the students were each presented with a Vimy Pilgrimage Medal. The student medals are replicas of the original medals given to the Vimy pilgrims who attended the monument’s dedication in 1936. We had opportunities to take ...
... WW1. Canadians are well respected and any area where they were is well marked so. Many many school groups are touring too, they are quite respectful and attentive to their guides. We drove south into France. At 9pm we gotto the city of Arras for the night and ate at a local grill that is a chain. We were so tired that we settled for what is close by. We have a full day planned tomorrow do need the ...
... conflict that Britain and her colonies were drawn into because of the terms of a treaty penned in the 1830s. Slowly, the crowds began to disperse, walking back to pubs and restaurants and hotels. I find it incredibly, emotionally, moving that the dead of a conflict that started 99 years ago are still honoured nightly in Ieper, and that we still care and still shed tears for men we never met. I think it speaks to the sheer horror of that war, and of ...
... Cemetery and the Canadian Memorial (with Maple trees just starting to turn autumn colours around it). At the cemetery were a number of headstones with the inscription, 'Buried near this spot' or 'Buried elsewhere in this cemetery'. Then back down the road to Hill 62 and a privately owned museum with a trench area. There was a super amount of memorabilia and war finds that have been added to the displays. It was very extensive. Then out the back is a vast area that has a ...