Hotel La Chope
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... 000 soldiers known dead on the Second Battle of Somme in 1918 but who have no known grave.
We also stopped at two other small British cemeteries. The hill tops all around this area are dotted with small monuments and small, medium and large gravesites. One of the most striking things about the gravesites is that in a row of 12 graves, as many as 8 or 9 will say A Solider of the Great War, Known Unto God. So many men, so many of them young, ...
On the 13th of June we turned off the Canal du Nord onto the Somme canal/river. It is the first time since we left Reims that we have not been sharing the waterways with large and larger commercial boats. It is something of a relief to be back in calmer, quieter waters, but I thought it might be interesting to share a little about what life is like on the big commercials territory.
The canals of France (and Netherlands and Belgium and Germany) ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... Regiment sustained 85% of their casualties – of the 780 men that went forward that morning, only 68 were available for roll call the following day. For all intents and purposes, the regiment had been wiped out and along with it, a portion of Newfoundland’s next generation.
I had recently read and excellent book titled “Back to the Front”, by Stephen O’Shea. As the author walks the Western Front, he often ...