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We've actually had a lovely sunny day today and a great drive into France from Belgium. Although Pierre did take on a slight detour and we ended up in Brussels Airport! Fortunately we saw the very large exit sign before we got into too much trouble. Trouble was reserved for later, trying to find a place to park kfor the night!! We were going to Nancy but realised Verdun was not too far so found our way and then turned off to drive through the woods where the battle of WW1 ...
Today was a bit cold and drizzly so we decided to drive to a nearby area and tour one of the Ligne Maginot forts that dot this area of France. These underground forts were built to be the piece de resistance in France's military ability to thwart invasions from Germany and Belgium. They were finished in time for the start of WWI, but much to France's dismay, they did not result in ultimate military power and eventually Germany gained control of the area. ...
... occupation and fighting.
In between these sombre reflections, we lightened the mood with a visit to the home of handcrafted sugar almonds, Braquier. The tour of the factory was in French so a little frustrating to only be able to catch a few recognisable words and phrases but at least it was free! Being one of Mum's favourite sweets, we just had to buy a few bon bons to sample in the factory shop afterwards!
... estimated 700,000 casualties (dead, wounded and missing). The battlefield was not even a square ten kilometres. The battle degenerated into a matter of prestige of two nations literally for the sake of fighting.
We visited a First World War Museum in the middle of the former battlefields. Most of the ground in the area is unchanged from First World War times apart from trees and grass. The ground resembles a ...
... it is for sale.
As you can see, we are reduced to trying to take interesting photographs, using the limited settings on our point and click ...