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... our day walking from booth to booth looking at the vendors, drinking hot wine and listening to the Christmas music.
Later that month a group of us went to visit the Christmas market held here in Amiens. Nowhere near as large as the one in Paris, the streets were still lined with tons of cute vendor booths and you could smell the chestnuts roasting.
Even though the snow was missing, it was definitely starting to feel a lot like Christmas!
... 711 are buried as "Known unto God" in other local cemeteries such as the Le Trou Aid Post Cemetery and the Rue-du-Bois Military Cemetery. The bodies of another 160 AIF soldiers (and 239 British soldiers) were recovered by the Germans after the battle and buried behind German lines, their names and personal belongings being passed to the Red Cross. In May 2008, the remains of some of these soldiers were finally located in mass ...
... The children of Albert repaid the Victorians by raining $30,000 for the Bushfire appeal.
The next site was the village of Pozieres where the Australian 1st Division lost over 5,000 men in one day's fighting. This was a key defence point for the Germans and the location of the "Gibraltar bunker" - not much remains but the entrance and foundations.
We traveled to a small war cemetery where an uncle of the other party was ...
... was heavy for the entire trip even bypassing the cities of Rotterdam and Antwerp. The speed limit on the open highway was 130km/hr which was a bit of stretch for the small car we hired. The trip into Amiens was thru a number of small villages and rural roads. We managed to get to the hotel with only a couple of turns - and one U turn.
Had a stroll down town and retired early.
... system was excellent and we could hear commentary related to the video and particular parts of the tunnels. We felt really proud to come from a country that had made this contribution that saved many lives. Their expertise and stamina was praised and the exhibition was outstanding.
We wandered back to the hotel and our weather fears were confirmed when the skies opened again. We hurried through the ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking