Holiday Inn Lille Ouest Englos
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... describe Calais in one word is 'dump'!
After a few stops Gilly managed to negotiate a way out of Calais and we were then into the glorious Northern France countryside.
We rode for about 3 hours via Longuenesse and then stopped for a drink and some food at Houdain where we were made very welcome at a cafe called Cafe Du Bourg. The burgers were huge and the chef must have cut a stone of potatoes for the amount of chips that he ...
... paid for by volunteers only from Germany...the government does nothing ....bizarre....The cloud lifted as I left.....
I think about here I was becoming memorial numb..so many of them you can't stop at them all...then I saw a Dragon....on a podium....had to stop and check it out....yup it was a Dragon.....seems its for the Welsh that fell....I did not associate dragons with Weelsh...I will now....
Back to ieper for some food and to ...
A few weeks before I left Canada for Belgium, I read a Globe and Mail article that discussed the issue of people forgetting the sacrifices made by WW I soldiers, since the veterans are no longer alive to tell their stories. For me, the deep emotional connection that I feel towards the second World War, thanks to the personal ...
... cemeteries are sombre, they are light and bright, with flowers and personal mementos, whereas the German cemeteries are bleak, and stark.
It has been quite an emotional journey over the past few days, but we're really happy we came and visited these sites.
In Flanders Fields by John McCrae
In Flanders fields where poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, ...
... pillboxes that were still left standing had to taken by the soldiers. The 3rd Division suffered 4100 casualties, the supporting 4th Division 2700 and the New Zealanders 5000, a total of almost 12000 men of the total 26000 British casualties in this battle.
Today there are several accessible craters left after these massive explosions and we visited the water filled Ultimo Crater and nearby Factory Farm Crater, located on the old ...