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... my-arm-put-it-aroun d-Ally’s-shoulder-move’ was more overtly daggy.
We then strolled back towards home, passing through a Tango dance exhibition and resisting the urge to show-off with our skills (*cough cough* - they are pretty rusty and have been retired since 2005). What else can I say? A great day in an endearing little town. Next stop - Brussels.
... over 65,000 soldiers buried there, many unknown. Went to a German cemetery, much different mass graves and 45,000 were buried there. The Belgians were upset after WW 2 and had all the small German cemeteries exhumed and set up a few mass grave cemeteries. Went to Menin Gate for the evening ceremony. 55,000 names ...
... 1917. (Norman Ric******* was the first husband of Jean Rogerson's grandmother. Jean Rogerson is a friend of ours in Felton). We put some roses on Norman's grave for Jean. We talked to one of the three gardeners tending the cemetery. He has worked for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for 35 years. He is going to Hadrian's Wall and Scotland for his holidays on 1st July. We travelled a little further east then north to ...
... we had wasted a couple of hours at this point. We also had not had any
food, since breakfast so were getting a bit hungry. We went straight out
and caught the bus to the cemetery going past the battle fields and
trenches on the way with the intention of catching the bus back and
checking them out. Eventually getting off at the cemetery is was a short
walk. This was quite unreal feeling walking along and then getting
to the cemetery, just the ...
... left. When the gas reached them, it burned their lungs and eyes. The gas attack was so powerful that it cut a 7 kilometer gap through which the Germans advanced with relative ease. Not far away is Vancouver Corner - a monument erected to the 2000 Canadian troops who fell in the first gas attack. By the time we reached it, however, the weather was dismal. It was cold and windy, and blowing rain. I couldn't stop shivering, despite my wool coat and heavy ...