Hotel La Chope
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... cemeteries, small memorials, specific memorials, plaques. Some are attached to the local cemetery, others in the middle of ploughed fields. Some battles well known, others not, but the result is the same. Death.
All the memorials and cemeteries are well kept, with late flowering roses bringing life into the grounds. An apple tree, with its apples ...
... the day walking amongst the Christmas Markets, visiting the sights of the city (Cathedral, Fort, Man Square) and going shopping. Having gone to France on a simple day trip it really became noticeable just how different France is to England, despite it being just an hour's ferry away! And don't even get me started on the stinky cheese! My clothes stank of it all day!
... a half hours. Went back to the Hotel in an absolute fury and when asked if I had enjoyed the town I told them excactly what had happened in a quiet voice and the check in clerk was horrified as she had an English Auntie. So I told her I was leaving in the morning and burst into tears. She was very kind. The hotel were very reasonable and only charged me for the one night.
I left this morning on the 07.40 for Lille where I have had a ...
... 25 meters apart. The German trenches were much deeper and better built since they were in them so much longer, the Canadian trenches were intended to be temporary as they were advancing, as we did this we realized how difficult a challenge capturing the ridge was.
After the tour we walked up to the Memorial, as we walked through the woods it slowly became visible and all I can say is Wow, what an impressive sight. When ...
... beautiful, rolling, verdant plains of Northern France, a very picturesque place today however our guide painted a very different picture of the area that would've greeted Hugh when he arrived in 1916 - no trees, no grass, mud knee to waist deep and most of the villages in the front line area had been decimated.We visited the battlefields and graves of both Charles Morrison and Andrew Shields and we left wreaths and we tried to impart our gratitude for ...