Holiday Inn Lille Ouest Englos
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... taking in some of the high profile WW1 sites including Hill 60, Hill 62 and the trenches. Quite a sobering experience made more poignant by the beautiful spring sunshine and clear skies. What those servicemen and women went through just doesn't bear thinking about. Ypres (or Ieper) was quite a surprise with a majestic soaring cathedral and a lively lunchtime cafe/bar/restaurant scene. A thoroughly delightful city.
On our way home, we called in to the military cemetery at ...
... the vast numbers of war dead so much more real and comprehensible when you see all the headstones, the lists of thousands upon thousands of names & you see the gratitude of the local people & the esteem which they still hold for those countries & to the efforts of the men from these often far off places. Rest assured the bravery and sacrifice will never be forgotten. ...
Well we arrived at the car rental depot, we given the run down on our lovely 4 door Renault and off we went onto the 'wrong side' of the road hoping the next four days would be incident free. We were headed for the little village of Fromelles, one of the first areas on the western front to see Australian troops, many of whom had come from Gallipoli, but sadly, many who were very young & very green. The cemetery at Fromelles was tragically filled with 19 and 20 year olds, even one ...
... t want to admire the architecture, paintings and stained glass windows. Onward to the Cathedral, calling in at the Tourist Office on the way to pick up some leaflets and then the Menin Gate which was the main reason for visiting Ypres. It was very impressive and also a bit emotional seeing all the names engraved on the walls of soldiers who died in Belgium during World War 1. Back down in the town we found a café so sat out with cold drinks for a while and watched the world go ...
... in the Great War Known Only to God".
To think that a young man gave his life for our freedom and nobody knows whose is. So sad and such a waste.
Stopped off for lunch at a little village near Paschendale and headed off to Lille to return the car. Adventure to find the correct car park but managed it again without a dent.
With a ...