Interesting look at World War I memorials in France and Belgium.
This my penultimate post for now on WW1 and my recent tour to the battlefields of France and Belgium. There are simply so many places to see and despite being out all day, every day for a week, we only scratched the surface.
One of the first places that we visited was Vimy Ridge. This is the location of a beautiful Canadian memorial and which lies surrounded by forests, parklands and crater hole after crater hole. You can see the Vimy memorial from miles around as the ridge itself is comparatively very high over the surrounding countryside and at night-time it is well-lit up.
A grieving figure grieves for the loss of Canadian blood. Just the smallest section of this mammoth memorial.
Vimy Ridge is a large area of high ground the dominates the region and it was first the subject of French, then British and finally Canadian attention…
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