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Travel Blogs from Ypres
... outpouring of faith in the plague procession of 1092.
TO NOTE: Tournai’s museums, including the tapestry museum, are free the first Sunday of every month.
Besides the above mentioned attractions, there are beautiful private houses that date back from the 12th to the 18th centuries. Just to mention few of them : not far from the Station on rue Barre-St-Brice are two of the oldest private houses ...
... heck did we ever beat the Germans? We stopped for lunch in Ypres (a place with, at last count 73 different spellings and pronunciations). It is a gorgeous town and mind blowing to know that the town was completely flattened by the end of the war but completely rebuild to it's original architecture. A salad roll and a little Belgian chocolate later we were back on the tour. Before we got on the bus John walked us up to the Menin gate where he was successful ...
... commonwealth war graves people have to come and excavate the remains and then try to establish who they were through both research and DNA elimination processes.
After the Ceremony we headed out to Ostende and our over night stay we will be only over nighting it at this sea side village so in the morning after a quick walk around we were on our way to Brugge.
Have fun all and sleep well as well will
Cheers Stewart and Nancy.
... stone panels containing the names of 54 896 missing soldiers with no known graves, of which 6 176 are Australians.
Included on Panel 7, is our friend Di Houghton's great uncle, Private Timothy K Fitzpatrick, who was killed on the 22 July 1917, and we were pleased to find his name at Menin Gate.
Recently, we had also found his name on the panels in Canberra at the Australian War Memorial.
... Sea to the Swiss Alps, straight through Ypres. Despite three massive battles the line scarcely altered for three and a half years. Neither side could break through the other's line and great battles were fought for very small territorial gains - the biggest was the Battle of Passchendale where 500,000 commonwealth soldiers lost their lives over 100 days for a gain of just 8km which they subsequently lost back to the ...