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... avoiding it. Plus it’s more expensive. I think it went well. The waitress didn’t laugh at me so that was good….
I spent a lot of time walking around Lille’s touristy center today and less time in museums. I’m trying to give myself a bit of a break so I won’t get numb to what I see. I did however go to one museum today as, according to whomever I used to do my research for places to go (translation: I ...
... lined with trees and are well organised and maintained as we have seen before the best in Europe (but a bit boring). There are not many stopping places along the canal side due to the concrete sides or they have boulders in wire cages to line the sides to stop erosion, both not being boat friendly. John had found a car mirror some days ago and spent an hour or so making holders so we could mount it for a rear view mirror on the busy canals.
Today we ...
... They were successful but suffered up to 3,700 casualties. This battle is largely overshadowed by the events that happened soon afterwards in Passchendaele.
We then drove over to the Messines Ridge British Cemetery. There is a memorial here to the New Zealand missing and the cemetery contains men from the UK, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. We then headed to Ypres to find our camp for the ...
... 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 ...
... were restored to allow for visitors to have an experience. As well, the monument itself took almost 10 years to complete, so the builders got bored and worked on some side projects. The Site shows the location of the Germany trenches in relation to the allies, which was less than 25 metres. A typical "no man's land" separating enemy trenches was almost a kilometre, so this was a rare build. The ground was also marked with large craters which were made to ...