Ibis Lille Lomme Centre
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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 ...
A few shots of this afternoon in Ieper and the last post service at Menin Gate - which has been conducted every night at this site since 1920. This memorial had the names of just over 54000 men from the British Commonwealth whose bodies have never been found after the battle of the Somme. More particularly those allied soldiers who died at Polygon Wood, Tyne Cot, Fromelle & Passchendaele. ...
... sites reinforce the importance of any small piece of high ground. The general terrain is so flat, every vantage point was fought over bitterly. The weather on this particular day was very cold with a bitter wind blowing. It did give us another opportunity to reflect on the conditions which the soldiers probably had to endure, with no relief and the constant threat of death or even worst a serious injury. Infection of wounds probably killed more men. We had had a stroke of luck ...
... of the German Sixth Army. The battle, which took place from 9 to 12 April 1917, was part of the opening phase of the British-led Battle of Arras, a diversionary attack for the French Nivelle Offensive.
THE ARRAS MEMORIAL
The Arras Memorial commemorates 34,795 servicemen from the United Kingdom, South Africa and New Zealand who died from the spring of 1916 until 7th August 1918, and who have no known grave. Most ...
... Belgian government to do the equivalent job to that performed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Just to the west of where we are staying is the valley of the River Iser (or Ijzer). It flows through the town of Diksmuide and out into the North Sea at Nieuwpoort. The tidal inflow and river outlet has for centuries been controlled by sluices. In 1914, as the German army was advancing west across Belgium, the local people opened the gates to the sea and allowed ...