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... the vast numbers of war dead so much more real and comprehensible when you see all the headstones, the lists of thousands upon thousands of names & you see the gratitude of the local people & the esteem which they still hold for those countries & to the efforts of the men from these often far off places. Rest assured the bravery and sacrifice will never be forgotten. ...
Basic hotel, but clean and a comfy bed. Tea making facilities are BAB though, just had a very dubious 'tea' from the vending machine that was comprised of hot lemon and congealed milk. Time for a well earned sleep, thank god we got on the earlier ...
Well we arrived at the car rental depot, we given the run down on our lovely 4 door Renault and off we went onto the 'wrong side' of the road hoping the next four days would be incident free. We were headed for the little village of Fromelles, one of the first areas on the western front to see Australian troops, many of whom had come from Gallipoli, but sadly, many who were very young & very green. The cemetery at Fromelles was tragically filled with 19 and 20 year olds, even one ...
First we set off to search for Hill 60. Here there is a monument to the Australian soldiers who tunnelled in under the hill and then blew up enemy lines from below. Famed from the movie of the same name. Next the Paschedale Museum of 1917, at Zonnebeke. Again, a whole museum dedicated to one battle campaign. We felt we were getting museumed-out! However, we have seen only a fraction geographically but have a much better understanding of the conditions, losses and tragedy ...
... The huge number of tragic losses, that must have affected so many families worldwide and almost wiped out a complete generation of young men, being in the forefront of those reflections.
Ypres in Belgium is well worth a visit - it doesn't glorify war, but respects the losses that war brings, whilst detailing the resilience of Ypres for over four years, and its tenacity to rebuild again from the ruins.