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... have gathered at the city gate in Ieper, the place where most of the allied troops headed off to battle in the trenches. It was rebuilt by the British in the 1920's and now there's a ceremony held every evening, honouring one of the thousands of names on the walls. There are Dutch military, a school group in uniforms, a couple of old fellows holding regimental flags, and the bugler. A number of people lay wreaths, and then it's all over. It was well done, and as ...
... know, if I would leave him 1000euro and tell him to take care of it for one week, that it would still be there...He would definitely have found a way to make more money out of it!
Moreover Batswana don't know how to communicate. It feels like someone most have told the guides and all the other staff working in tourism to just smile and say yes to the guests. It must be something cultural. And they will never admit they don't know the answer to something. I think ...
... We set up digs in Yepres or (in Belgium speak - Ieper)) and then head off for more of the overrated local drop, then around 7.00 pm all paths lead to the Menin Gate. The experience encountered is one that can never be forgotten but is often repeated, in fact every day for the last 86 years. In July it will be number 30,000. At 8.00 pm EVERY night buglers from the local fire brigade have stopped traffic at the Menin Gate to play the last post. My ...
... killed during WW1 in Belgium, and who have no known burial place. It's just so sad.
After dinner on Friday we headed back to the Menin Gate and saw the ceremony which had a troop of soldiers on parade. Last night there were probably over 1000 people there with a band, and a cadet company from Scotland participating. The buglers from the local fire brigade do a fantastic job playing the Last Post and the full version of Revelle in ...
... 45,000 German soldiers are buried here, mostly in communal graves, but others are interred in groups of eight with stone plaques above each tomb carrying the names where known. 25,000 were buried in the main communal grave Overlooking it all is a sad & moving bronze sculpture of four mourning soldiers. At one stage there were as many German cemeteries as British which upset a lot ...