Gasthof 'T Zweerd
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... room-by-room for the city. This school had an adjoining museum, mainly commentating Australian forces of the Great War. There was a scale model of a battlefield taken by the Australian Imperial Force, and the only surviving German tank from the era, which now less on display in Brisbane as the tank was taken as a trophy by Australian troops, the largest of any war. Next we visited the V.B National Memorial and its tower, which honored ...
... piper. The exhaltation was read by a visiting Australian dignitary. While the wreaths were laid a Canadian choir sang 'The Maple Leaf Forever' and Abide with me' This was beautiful, and brought a lump to the throat.
... Massacre of the Innocents".
During the first Christmas of WWI, both sides could hear each other singing carols and they came together in the 250m of *no man’s land* in the spirit of the holiday. They shared pictures of their families, exchanged chocolate and cigarettes and even played a game of football (soccer). But once the high ranking officials heard of this, it was forbidden. The following Christmas it did not happen. There was ...
... past the row of headstones on my way back to the bus, something told me to look at the last one in the line.
At this moment the sun came through the branches and cast a gorgeous orange light over this single headstone.
20 years old.
And written at the bottom...''it is as if the sun has gone out''.
No lie, I crouched infront of that grave, whispered I'm sorry' and let out a sob.
That is simply not fair.
... in narrative format of the battle and the experiences of troops on the front line. I myself was extremely impressed with the set up of the museum and many of the students appreciated the interactivity of the museum.
After making a quick stop at Cobber's Memorial, we made a quick 15 minute trip over the Belgium border into Poperinge. It was here that around 250,000 soldiers spent their time over the course of the war in the rest and recovery zone. ...