Le Grand Hotel de Valenciennes
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... wounded by mustard gas, survived the war. Greg says he was the kindest, most gentle and wonderful man you would ever want to meet despite what he had lived through during the War. If only he could be here today to tell us about his experiences beneath Hill 60. The whole hill is now preserved (as best that nature allows) as it was at the end of the war. The trenches, cave-in hollows and bunker holes/debris are all still clearly visible. We arrived at Ypres at 2pm, despite ...
... on top of the ridge how challenging the objective was for troops. I always thought that the Vimy monument was to remember Canadians who died during the Vimy campaign - not so....this monument is a memorial for all Canadian soldiers who lost their lives on French soil and their bodies have not been found. The names on the memorial go on, and on. This was a particularly special day for Josh and I as we ...
... used to go out and carry back the wounded. "Don't forget me Cobber," was the words he heard one day. Also at VC Corner is an Aussie cemetery and memorial with a lovely rose garden and a remembrance wall. There's no headstones here because most of the 410 who died here could not be identified. Fromelles is so significant because it was the biggest loss of Aussies in battle in one day ever, a staggering 5,533 brave ...
Rain and cool most of the day, 13-18deg, 2km, tot. 1157km. Woke to a view of constant rain out our motel window, so decided to have a training-day, play on words, funny hey, not. Wasn't anything on today's route that we had planned to stop for anyway. During the 38 minute train trip it rained fairly heavy the whole time. Left Arras on time and arrived at Lille at 10:03am, nearly 5 minutes late, aghast how terrible French Rail!! Went straight to the motel (Mr Beds, ...
... we had breakfast at a English restaurant. Spent about £6 for this breakfast. Right after we finish, we check in. There isn't a long queue this time, compared to the long queue I had when I went to Paris in April. Everything was smooth and we manage to get thru the custom in less than 20 minutes. Went to buy 2 bottles of water when we are inside, cost ...
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