Mercure Metropole Hotel Marcq-En-Baroeul
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A few shots of this afternoon in Ieper and the last post service at Menin Gate - which has been conducted every night at this site since 1920. This memorial had the names of just over 54000 men from the British Commonwealth whose bodies have never been found after the battle of the Somme. More particularly those allied soldiers who died at Polygon Wood, Tyne Cot, Fromelle & Passchendaele. ...
... and it is still run by the same family. The property is where Romans used to change horses during long journeys. They could stop here for a beer and a rest if they wish. What is so neat is until recently the brewery would delivery beers personally to resident’s houses. Delivery men would knock on the door and give them a case and a few extra to try with new draughts. What treatment!
I am not much of ...
... 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 ...