All Quiet on the Western Front – October 2008

 

 

Hotel: ??? Tournai

 

Seems this place is no longer in business, I suspect it may have closed due to the owners suffering tourist trauma from a certain rowdy group in 2008...

 

The hotel itself was nice enough, an old fashioned family style place, ideally situated in the city centre, just a stone's throw from an excellent Irish bar, which stayed open very late.

 

Battlefield visits:

 

First day - Ypres and Passchendaele; Sanctuary Wood Trench Museum, Hill 60, Hooge Crater Café and Museum, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Vancouver Corner 'Brooding Soldier' memorial. Langemarck German Cemetery, Ypres - Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate.

 

Second day - The Somme - Delville Wood, La Boisselle - Lochnagar mine crater, Newfoundland Park and the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing.

In the trenches at Sanctuary Wood
In the trenches at Sanctuary Wood

Tyne Cot Cemetery
Tyne Cot Cemetery

The Menin Gate, Ypres.
The Menin Gate, Ypres.

In the trenches at Sanctuary Wood
In the trenches at Sanctuary Wood

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