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... sway in the wind. There is an odd feeling of peace here. We turn a corner and sticking out of the hill is a bunker. One hundred years later it still stands crumbling on one side but mainly intact. Visitors have left poppies and thank you notes that poke out from inside the thin windows.
This place and most of the memorials from World War 1 in Flanders were not touched during World War 2. Our guide tells us there was an unspoken ...
From beautiful Brugge we drove south west to Ypres. Along the way we stopped at some of the war memorials to the fallen soldiers. All this area is part of Flanders. We stopped at the Tyne Cot cemetery. It is the biggest commonwealth memorial. It was quite surreal looking at the walls knowing every name on the wall represents a soldier whose body was never found or identified.
Next we stopped at ...
... one side clearly to the other side of town without an obstructed view. They rebuilt the town to look as it used to stand prior to WW1 (with a few exceptions) but even though the facade looks old you won't find a building that was constructed pre WW1. It was interesting to see inside the museum and read so much information on WW1. We all commented that we felt our schools brushed over the importance of WW1, as many of the facts we learned were the first time we had read them. After ...
... on walking on and on… It really is fun to get lost and consumed into the new surroundings and culture.
We sat down for a drink under some heated umbrellas and I enjoyed blending in with people I have little in common with. That’s part of what I adore about travelling is we can all be so different in so many ways but the older I get the more I realize we are all more alike than we know. When I watch children in ...
... teacher Lambis Englezos became convinced that this was a burial site he had to fight authorities on all sides. Finally they discovered over 200 soldiers buried here by the Germans. Their identification tags had long since corroded away so only DNA evidence will identify them. The Germans had buried these men with respect and had recorded the fact in their reports. It's just that no one was left to locate the site. The men were not piled into a mass grave but were ...