Mercure Metropole Hotel Marcq-En-Baroeul
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... themselves in this strategic position. In April 1917, Canadian soldiers were successful in taking and holding Vimy Ridge. Hill 145, where the monument is positioned, is the highest point along the ridge.
Further within the site, are the preserved trenches and tunnels from that time. From both sides. Paul went through the tunnels but I declined, knowing the limits of both my claustrophibia and imagination. Extensive ...
... South Africa and other dominions were also identified on the walls. A large number of senior military personel were present. Turned out there was a military legal conference happening at the time, so all attendees showed up for the Last Post.
The band marched off playing Scotland the Brave.
By this time it was both late and cold. Headed back to the station, only to ...
... 15 September 1916 that New Zealand joined the Battle of the Somme. The Windmill site is a significance of the fist world war for its location on a low ridge. From there the ridge stretches northwards towards Mouquet farm and Thiepval. After Pozìères fell on 23 July to early august 1916, Australian soldiers fought to capture the site of the windmill against German opposition. Then until 5 September 3 Australian division were successively committed to ...
... storm. There was so much lightning and rain it was crazy. We made a dash for the car and made it home safe and sound.
Yesterday we waited for Bernard and his wife to show up to the apartment to thank them and say our goodbyes. Before heading back to France we decided to squeeze in one last game of paddle ball as it was cold but a beautiful sunny day. The beach was full of people walking up and down, it reminded us of home. We left Belgium and arrived in Lille just after lunch. It's crazy to think within an hour we crossed from one country to another. Once we checked in and then grabbed ...