Le Grand Hotel de Valenciennes
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... an incredible casualty rate of 69 %. There were 5 Divisions of Australian troops, each with 20,000 men, reinforced more than 20 times. More than 400,000 volunteered to enlist, why they kept volunteering over the period of the war, with little chance of survival, seems beyond comprehension to us today. Some survived the Gallipoli campaign, only to face up again and again on the orders of misguided generals, who had little ...
We spent the first 4 hours on the barge as we had to retrace our steps from yesterday, and go through several locks along the way back to Arleux, it was good and we got off at 11am and cycled for 55kms through several small villages and some urban areas, my impressions of their part of France are that there is not a lot of money, unless the towns are very big there is little. Aristo of shops ...
... dating from 1888 to 1919. The canal itself began operations in 1879 and its locks and lifts were able to accommodate vessels of up to 300 tonnes. By the 1960s, this was no longer adequate for the new European standard of 1350 tonnes for barge traffic, and a replacement was sought.
Construction of the lift commenced in 1982 and was not completed until 2002 at an estimated cost of € 160 million (then 6.4 billion ...
... 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 ...
... succeeded when others had failed was due to the use of tactics by General Byng and Currie, that were considered radical at the time - they seem so perfectly logical and obvious that it is no surprise that so many lives were wasted under the command of other generals. Here are some of those “radical” tactics they used: gave nearly each of their soldiers a map of the area and ensured that they knew the objectives well in advance (as opposed to ...