Mercure Lille Roubaix Grand Hotel
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... that was only discovered recently. It was part of the Yorkshire offensive and is currently being restored. We then stopped at a place called Essex Farm. It is the exact location that John McCrae wrote In Flanders Fields. It was in a series of bunkers that were used by the Canadian troops as a hospital. The bunkers have been restored along with a memorial cemetery. At Ypres itself there is a ...
... sacrifice. Facing the Douai Plain, is a single sculpture of a sorrowing woman, portraying Canada as a young nation mourning its dead. Inscribed on the walls of the monument are the names of the Canadian soldiers who died with no known grave.
In 1914, the Germans had advanced as far as the ridgeline known as Vimy Ridge, and thereafter dug in ...
... the stories of servicemen and the battle and destruction of Ypres by the Germans. The role of France, UK and it's states!!! of Australia, NZ, Canada, India and Africa, and later the USA to defend and save Belgium is well documented. We enjoyed a walk around the museum bookshop and supported the local economy. Then the galloping gourmets took to sample things that Belgium is famous for - ice cream, waffles and beer sorry forgot chocolates! ...
... to Commonwealth soldiers without graves during the First World War.
Whilst there, and going up the stairs to the elevated gardens we found Tony Robinson from Time Team doing filming for a TV show! So we stayed around for a while to watch him fluff his lines before heading back down for a photo shot of us by the arch, before heading back round the City Moat, and back into the centre for ...
... loss of life. We saw Australian, British, and Canadian graves all together, laid to rest as they fought ...together. We then headed to Messines and specifically to the Menin Road and the tour was about to get a whole lot more personal.... A few months ago I submitted details of Norman Nicoll (My great uncle Ian's uncle) to the tour company, Norman fought and died in the First World War and we were about to follow his journey... John was able to research ...