Premiere Classe Valenciennes Ouest - Petite-Foret
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... plenty of room.
We went for a walk down through the small town and looked at the lock on the industrial canal.
Marcoing had been held by the Germans for most of WW1 and been smashed to pieces in the tank battle for Cambrai. There are 2 British military cemeteries nearby.
We were given the most amazing French breakfast of delicious yoghurts, fresh fruit, croissants and chocolate pastries, cake, baguettes and serval home made jams.
We went to Le Quesnoy because of a children’s book of this title written by NZer Glynn Harper about 3 years ago. Will’ s class at the time reenacted the story of the small French town saved by a NZ regiment from the Germans in WW!. Dring this time we discovered ...
... kindly let us use their washing machine so we had clothes to wear the next day! Their house was set in a beautiful English country garden they had developed form a paddock over the last 30 years. Mike and I slept down stairs and the 3 children were in beds up stairs with a sloped roof and skylight. There were photos of their travels all over the walls and they were keen for us to help them plan their trip to NZ.
... the day walking amongst the Christmas Markets, visiting the sights of the city (Cathedral, Fort, Man Square) and going shopping. Having gone to France on a simple day trip it really became noticeable just how different France is to England, despite it being just an hour's ferry away! And don't even get me started on the stinky cheese! My clothes stank of it all day!
... France and whose final resting place was then unknown. We walked around from the west side of the monument, around to the east, surveying the panels with thousands of names inscribed on them. Standing next to the mourning statue on the west side, you get a clear view over the Douai plain and can see why it was such a strategic point to hold. At first, we thought that the Canadians had attacked from the plain. But upon seeing the pockmarked ground leading up to ...