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May 31, 2014 - A trip to Vimy Ridge

May 31 It was in Peronne that we first encountered the call of the cuckoo bird and it was the first sound I heard on the deck with my coffee. They are somewhat elusive and we never actually saw them, but heard them frequently. During the night Jim and Gord had walked around the quay to the Australian’s barge and stolen their large Australian flag. It now hung brazenly facing them from our upper deck. Saturday would be a day off from riding, as the crew, assisted by Michel’s wife, Meerjam, down from Amsterdam, would take the day to do...

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Sep 22, 2011 - Vimy Ridge and Beuzeville

Well another day and we made it to our next destination and are comfy and getting ready for bed in a cute little village named Beuzeville, France. We had a great morning at Vimy Ridge and started at the Memorial. We could see it from miles away on our drive and it was even more impressive up close. The carvings are beautiful and seeing the 11,000 names of the soldiers who died without a marked grave is touching. The whole area is treated like a cemetary and there's electric fences to keep you out because the bodies of many soldiers are...

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Jun 18, 2007 - Vimy Ridge! 90years and 2months and 9days later

Thank-you Jody for the tip and Wikipedia/CBC for the blatent copying below: The Battle of Vimy Ridge was one of the opening battles in a larger British campaign known as the Battle of Arras during the First World War. It is also considered a major event in Canadian history for the key role the Canadian Corps of First Army played in the attack. The land is a Canadian National Park and was given by the people of France to the people of Canada in perpetuity in recognition of Canada's war efforts on behalf of France. The German army fortified...

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