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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 ...
... 8217;s Grt, grt, grt Uncle William had been a stretcher bearer in the NZ regiment that saved the town. We walked around and found the memorial to the NZers who had distracted the Germans by creating lots of smoke and they launched a surprise attack by climbing up a ladder they constructed to get them up the wall. It was a hot day and everyone was tired.
We spent the afternoon in a big shopping mall buying some new clothes!
Having not done an awful lot since my Round The World Trip other than Graduating, I went with some of my uni friends to Lille in France for a day trip to see the Christmas Markets.
It was a really long day, getting up at 3:45am to drive to Chingford, and not arriving back home until 1:20am the next morning...but it was a lot of fun! Great to spend some time ...
... over most of the area. We were assured no sheep has ever been harmed on shift at Vimy.
Some of the trenches have been restored to allow visitors to experience them. They are about two feet less deep than they were during wartime, they've been widened to accommodate groups and the mud ground has been replaced with concrete. The walls are now lined with rounded concrete blocks representing the sandbags that would have intermittently ...
... German trenches on the far left flank of the battle, mainly due to having to cross only 150 metres of no man's land, compared to over 450 metres that confronted the soldiers attacking the Sugarloaf.
However, many of their Officers and NCO's had been killed in the attack and the remaining troops tried to hold onto the captured German trenches.
The German counter attacks to restore their trenches ...