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... the day and watch the people walk by.
As the sun started to set, we found our way to the Market centre and got on a horse drawn cart. Our driver was funny in his accent (think Mr Bean speaking English with a Dutch accent) and explanations as he took us on a 30 minute tour around town. It was quite a charming and romantic experience - not as tacky as it may sound! Although the ...
... we had dinner with him and some of his volunteers. Fascinating.
Here is the link to the site...http://www.lochnagarcrater.org
After leaving Albert we went past quite a few more Commonwealth war cemeteries.....I am amazed how many there are! A stop at one for David and Lynn Smart that is definitely the most peaceful. Most are in the middle of ...
... have no names, labelled …… "a soldier known unto God", very moving. In addition to these the walls at the back of the cemetery have 35,000 names, of soldiers who have been lost in battle and cannot be found. Visiting these cemeteries are extremely humbling and sobering, they have an air of peace which considering the surrounding battles which are *************cile.
We had loved Ypres when we visited in 2010. We had brought the kids to find ...
... based in Ieper . It has been wonderful being at some of these sacred sites and learning so much about the battles that occurred on the Western Front over the last two wonderful days.
... soldiers who had no known grave from the action between April 9 & 12, 1917. In front of its soaring columns is a sculpture of a young grieving woman looking out over the countryside. It is said to depict the young nation of Canada mourning her dead. There were also a few cemeteries in the grounds.
Then we went on to Zivy Crater where 48 men were buried as a result of a blast there. Their bodies have never been recovered, just their names ...