Hotel Restaurant Le Prieure
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... on board and you are really wanting to look together and in control and show off what a great thing it is to go barging - you mess up. So, sure enough, trying to avoid the fisherman on the way back Stan got too far over to the right, and then tangled in some willow bushes that were trying to sweep everything off the right side of the boat and it all got sticky and stupid for a little bit.
Then, coming back through Amiens ...
... windows to let in the light, and admittedly it is hard to judge today how important that would have been in “a world lit only by fire.”
It does have several sets of quite remarkable carvings. One set is of the various wealthy members of Amiens who helped support the building and decoration of the cathedral. Another set portrays the first bishop of Amiens, St. Firmin, and his martyrdom. The ...
... pointed out, that they were rarely visited. Australians flew halfway around the world to visit the graves of their fallen. The Germans, it seemed, did not have the same attitude toward remembering their dead.
Our third stop was the Somme Museum in the town of Albert (pronounced Al-bare), which had been on the German front line for much of World War I. The museum was actually underground, a 200 metre tunnel build underneath the town's cathedral. Its ...
We arrived in Amiens at about 3.30pm. We were quickly in our hotel room in the Mecure Hotel just 100 metres from the city's famous, and France's largest, gothic cathedral. The temperature in our room was quite hot. We set the air conditioning to arctic and waited for the effect. It didn't come! As we spoke to others it appeared that this was repeated in all rooms. I came to the conclusion that the air conditioning dial was just for show, or perhaps for their ...
... day where you can start to empathise with those who fought in July 1916. Also at this site is the memorial for tank crews who operated for the first time during the Battle of the Somme.
Next we travelled to the sites of Le Hamel (Monash's great victory over the German lines, for the first time coordinating tank, air and land attacks) and the First Divison Memorial at Pozieres. It was at Pozieres, where the 1st Australian Division were put into action for the ...