Premiere Classe Bethune-Fouquieres Les Bethune
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... manicured and tended. It was an incredibly sobering experience to see so many graves, so many white headstones, and so many Australian boys, as young as 16, that died on some innocuous piece of land known as the Western front. At one stage, it took 100 days to reclaim a strip of land less than 1 km long and wide. At times an uneasy truce was called, so that both sides could collect their dying and wounded, with the ...
... out, having extra seats. Once we arrived at Heathrow we collected our bikes still in their bike boxes, and attached the little skateboard wheels to the bottom of the boxes, and steered our way through immigration. We thought that we might have to open the boxes, but there was nobody checking anything and we sailed straight through and onto the Underground train into central London. The train staff told us we weren't allowed ...
... stops to take pictures, we arrived.
Christine the host speaks brilliant english and very welcoming, we dropped off our luggage in our room for the night, and decided to explore the Somme.
Not really knowing where we were going or what to do, we just decided to drive and see where we end up. There are lots of cemeteries, but then again this is not surprising, very well kept.
We then found ourselves in this village/town where the ...
... the 3rd Battle of Ypres as my Great-Grandfather fought and was shot there but luckily survived. The Museum was absolutely fantastic. The were lots of sad stories and distressing photos, but the men who fought in the war saw many more distressing things including the photos that we saw nearly every day. After the Museum we had ...
... cleaner. After a
while the guy came through to check the tickets, I handed them over, but
accidently gave him yesterdays tickets to Bruges, after we sorted that
out he also pointed out that we were also in first class… Whoops we had
given ourselves a free upgrade. As there was no one else in there he
said we could stay. Eventually we caught the right connection and were
on the correct train and were once again headed for Tyne Cott, ...