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... Of approximately 3 million men in the line during that period, 1.2 million were killed, wounded or missing in action.
(The French also fought on the far south end of the line at the Somme, but their presence was limited due to the German attack at Verdun, which led France to her own private hell to match the British hell at the Somme.)
We set out on Tuesday June 30th (high temperature hit about 95 that day) first to ...
... stories of various people during the war. Emotional stuff. We also went for a walk along the ramparts of the town, starting at the Menin Gate, across the Lille Gate and as far as the ramparts now go. There was a wonderful display of posters and stories about promoting peace in the world. I think I read every word on every poster, I was so impressed. I also made Rob climb 231 narrow winding stairs ...
... the largest amount taken prisoner in WW1. Again all beautifully done. And we are travelling in between little French villages which is so nice.
Next stop Pozieres! A biggy for me as Uncle Walter lies here somewhere on the battlefield - killed during the Battle of the Somme - one of the fiercest battles fought. He died between July 22 and 25th 1916 - the fighting too bad to retrieve bodies. The Australians lost more than a third of their contingent - the most of any battle in ...
Woke up to a slight hangover! Had a bit of a lie in then breakfast and walked to the park with the Aussie we met the previous night and stayed there for a while, another free zoo in that park too so we wandered round that which was good! Chilled in the park and had some chips for lunch, then had a quick walk around the city while heading back to the hostel where we chilled for a while, cooked tea and sat ...
... saw there was the body shop inside. I didn't go in because I knew I would spend all my money there but at least now, I don't feel sad for leaving my toner behind. HAHA!
So after our lunch at quick (it's like there McDonald's here, a fastfood restaurant), we headed to catch the bus at another station because Tita Juliet were at a friend's house. When we boarded the bus, we weren't so sure where we were going and we may reach Belgium ...