Alliance Hotel Ieper Centrum
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... served in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) in France and Belgium. Some 46,000 lost their lives and some 131,000 were wounded. Our group basically followed The Australian Remembrance Trail along the Western Front, opened to coincide with the commemoration of the centenary of the First World War and is a fitting tribute to the service and sacrifice of the Australian Imperial Force on the Western Front. Our highlights in ...
... British War Graves Cemetery in the world at Tyne Cot. There are 11,871 graves and a memorial to nearly 35,000 men who have no known grave.
During the afternoon the weather did break and we were confined to the MH. We amused ...
... out the accommodation (which is an excellent apartment for 4) we go for a walk into town. That evening Benoit takes us to the Menin Gate for a "Privileged" viewing spot for the Last Post Ceremony. It is a sober and moving ceremony.
We then walk to a local restaurant (Old Toms) for a Flemish dinner. ...
... Some of them are the usual ammunition that just éxplodes'- still not something I would want to get caught in my machinery (which does still happen).
And the sad thing is some of them are gas bombs. Mustard Gas bombs.
I don't even want to think how awful that would be if an unstable Gas Canister leaked...especially with Mustard Gas. That would be beyond awful.
We then went on to our final place to see...the actual place that Flanders Fields was written ...
... the recent archaeological digs or the Battle of Fromelles so I'll give you a brief background. The Battle of Fromelles was a British Military plan intended to divert resources away from the Somme battlefield further south. The offensive itself was to be carried out against heavily fortified German positions in a place called Sugar Loaf Salient. The troops of the 5th Australian and 61st British Divisions attacked at 6pm on the 19th July 1916, suffering heavy ...