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Day 2 - Saturday 6th September, 2014
We were up bright early for the 8.45am ferry crossing to Calais. Gilly, as usual did his usual 'slow motion' impression of loading up his bike, putting his helmet on and actually getting on the bike. Les and myself were already prepared and ready to get off. So we told Gilly that we were going up the road a couple of yards as we were on a slope and wanted to be on the flat.
2, 3, 4, 5 ...
... and so many commonwealth memorials....I could not stop at them all....memorials in the middle of no where...for one, three....a thousand.....for Companies...for Brigades.....Platoons....they are every where....any road leads to one. Then I stumbled on the German one....
Very different...no one was there and it was off a busy road....totally different style....dark marble markers laid flat...one per 8 bodies...and a few random crosses hewn in ...
... lament. The military band played "Abide with Me" as dignitaries laid memorial wreaths. I felt a tear slide down my cheek. Next to me, a father wrapped his arms around his young daughter, her face buried into his chest.
The ceremony lasted less than 15 minutes. We watched the band and dignitaries march away, and drove back to Brugge in compatible silence.
... 15 September 1916 that New Zealand joined the Battle of the Somme. The Windmill site is a significance of the fist world war for its location on a low ridge. From there the ridge stretches northwards towards Mouquet farm and Thiepval. After Pozìères fell on 23 July to early august 1916, Australian soldiers fought to capture the site of the windmill against German opposition. Then until 5 September 3 Australian division were successively committed to ...
... storm. There was so much lightning and rain it was crazy. We made a dash for the car and made it home safe and sound.
Other places to stay in Lille
Grand Quartier N°3, Lille | 4 star hotelfrom $76
Lille Centre, Lille | 3 star hotelfrom $120
- A lovely place to go
- Great position
- Reallt Nice Hotel
Vieux Lille, Lille | 4 star hotelfrom $148
- Lovely public areas
- The loveliest part of Lille
- Comfortable hotel in good position
Lille Centre, Lille | 4 star hotelfrom $109
- Hôtel très agréable
- Great for families
- Excellent base
Lille Centre, Lille | 3 star hotelfrom $122
Lille Centre 19, Lille | 2 star hotelfrom $91
157 Avenue de la Marne, Lille | 4 star hotelfrom $108
Lille Centre, Lille | 2 star hotelfrom $79
- Cheap and cheerful
- Was the hotel OK?
- Best 2 star I've stayed in for a while
Vauban - Esquermes, Lille | 2 star hotelfrom $69
Lille Centre, Lille | 3 star hotelfrom $90
Vieux Lille, Lille | 3 star hotelfrom $118
Lille Centre, Lille | 3 star hotelfrom $89
29, av Charles Saint-Venant Le Forum, Lille | 3 star hotelfrom $78
Lille Centre, Lille | 3 star hotelfrom $124
Lille Fives, Lille | 2 star hotelfrom $50
Parc Europe, 340 Avenue de la Marne, Lille | 3 star hotelfrom $94
Vieux Lille 2, Lille | 3 star hotelfrom $94
Vauban - Esquermes, Lille | Hotelfrom $53
Lille Centre, Lille | 1 star hotelfrom $67
Caulier, Lille | 2 star hotelfrom $75
Lille Sud, Lille | 2 star hotelfrom $63
Lille Centre, Lille | 3 star hotelfrom $131
- Great Location
- Spacious bedroom but smelly toilet
- Doesn't feel like part of a big chain
Lille Centre 11, Lille | 4 star hotelfrom $142
Grand Quartier N°3, Lille | 3 star hotelfrom $93
Lille Centre 17, Lille | 5 star hotelfrom $173
- Fantastic place to stay in Lille
- Amazing place full of character
- Great stay
Lille Centre, Lille | 3 star hotelfrom $67