Novotel Amiens Est
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... onto Villers-Bretonneux to visit the Australian War Memorial. The town of Fouilloy is dedicated to the Australian soldiers who halted the advance of the German army in 1918. A lot of the streets (or Rue) have Australian names such as Rue de Melbourne etc. The town has a sister city of Robinvale in Victoria and there is a sign just as you enter the town. ...
... how to get there. They told us to ignore all road closure signs and drive through. So Daddy drove like a crazy person. We saw a lot of graves from Australian, Canadian and New Zealanders. We also met many Australians and some even from Brisbane.
Then we headed to our hotel in Port-En-Bessin on the coast of Normandy.
... and French is weird for them, trying to take Biology and art classes together, completely odd. Good thing I have a week to figure it out before classes actually begin.
On the positive side of living as the French, I have learned a lot and have already had many great experiences. Yesterday, for example, I went to the top of the Cathedral where my friend and I met a guide who told us very interesting facts about Amiens. Old original buildings that were not ...
... around... It was the first time in the tour that we could see how we possibly won this war (although by day three most of us already thought there were so few who "won" anything at all)....
A highlight if the tour was our stop at Villers Bretonneux the main memorial to Australian soldiers who lost their lives in France. It is large impressive, tasteful and beautiful. Again I found myself in tears reading the rows and rows of names. I was ...
... a government networking seminar!
The first stop of the day was Hill 60 where we got to see first hand the damage that shells can do. Even after almost 100 years the damage was gross and evident. We moved on to Framelles where 250 soldiers (mostly Australian) are honoured in a cemetary that was only contructed in 2010 after the discovery of a mass grave in nearby Pheasant Wood. Again this place was full of sadness espeacially seeing bothers buried ...
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