Le Chateau de Neuville St. Amand
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... hit 100) we started the day at Contalmaison, a tiny village where the 16th Battalion of the Royal Scots fought and died. That battalion is known as Sir George McCrae’s Own. It was recruited in the Edinburgh area and some of its first recruits were members of the Hearts of Midlothian football club. They were joined by other players from other local clubs, and by other sportsmen in the area.
There has been a long historical ...
... on your VHF radio - or you can call on a cell phone these days- and they give you directions - not so easy when you combine the hard time I have with French when I can’t see the person and the poor quality of our VHF radio).
We locked up to the next level and then asked for permission to stay in the lock and take on water. The lock keeper said OK, so we started filling as much as we could of our tanks. We did that with no one in sight ...
... off but overall the battle was a massive defeat for the British.
We arrived at our Le Clos du Clocher at 730pm after delays behind a harvester that hogged the road and three different road diversions .
Lovely accommodation with dinner provided. After dinner Rami and I walked down to the Grass Lane Memorial for the AIF and were the only ones present to enjoy the dusk and setting sun. Beautiful and peaceful end to the ...
... other calvary trained officers under his command, that their mounted soldiers would be free to charge across the open country taking all before them, as they had done in previous wars during earlier centuries, but prior to the invention of machine guns!
The reality was somewhat different, and after a small initial gain on the first day, at a cost of 60,000 British casualties - the British army's worse day ever ...
... and references everywhere. In their school hall there were carvings of Aussie animals and paintings of Aussie landscapes. It was very impressive. Over the day we visited Villers-Bretonneux, Pozieres, Thiepval, Mouquet Farm, Devil Wood, High Wood, Newfoundland Park and Peronne. We also visited the Australian National Memorial, the Red Baron Crash site, Lochnagar Crater, Gibraltar bunker, the First Australian Division Memorial, the windmill and tanks corp memorials and the ...
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