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... more relaxed now. I headed back to hill 60
( http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_o f_Hill_60_(Western_Front) .
Wow...some serious craters....and bunkers all blowed up....just wandered around with me thoughts no one was there.....its left as it was except for sheep grazing the grass. Each crater was an explosion....holy ****....lot of explosions as it was nothing but craters. Very tranquil...hard to imagine the violence that had to ...
... Most impactful for me were the video encounters with Belgian civilians, soldiers from both sides of the conflict, priests, nurses, and doctors who told their stories, then disappeared into the dark screen. I was riveted by their experiences: becoming refugees from their own country; enduring the horrors of gas attacks, struggling with the pain of losing friends, laboring to help the injured and the dying, ...
Poignant maybe......?? Our last 'thing' we did as we hopped into Belgium, just 45 minutes or so from Dunkirk.
The Belgian fire service play the last post at the Menin Gates every evening at 2000. Usually a short service and some well thought through words. Often visiting dignitaries........and tonight was the Mayor of Doncaster!!!!
All very moving. Surprise surprise!
... its first 'character’ marks from a cobbled gutter. Ooops!
On arrival at the campsite, it became apparent that driving rain and wind would not be subsiding any time soon - not how we’d pictured our summer camping adventure! We quickly decided that our first night didn’t necessarily require a stay below a raincloud …. So a quick last-minute switch to our stay at Hotel Ambrosia saw us meet our lovely young ...
... standing. After the "Great War" the town was painstakingly rebuilt with many of the original buildings brought back to their original state. 43,000 Australians died here over the course of World War I. It was a moving and sobering experience for us (kids ...