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.