Thursday, 18 May 2017
Wednesday, 17 May 2017
Still in Arras, and indeed still in the citadel, is Le Mur des Fusillés where resistance fighters and the like were executed during WW2. A strange place to visit on such a pleasant sunny day.
Monday, 15 May 2017
As you'll have gathered from my previous post, Mrs Gow and I been away in mainland Europe for a few days. The device pictured above was both our transport and accommodation for the week. Sharp eyed readers will note that this is a different 'Command Bus' to that deployed last year in Belgium. A wee bit bigger all round, it is still less than 6 metres long and provided a very comfortable home from home.
We used the overnight P&O ferry from Hull to Zeebrugge, arriving on the morning of Saturday 6th May.
The chapel is particularly pleasing.
Mrs G takes in the atmosphere.
The interior of the chapel.
There are also plaques commemorating other units...
...and more recent conflicts.
Thursday, 11 May 2017
I am currently away in Europe with only sporadic internet access.
Lest it be thought, however, that I had forgotten that 10 May was the anniversary of the German assault on the west, I can now reveal that I spent most of yesterday in Bastogne.
While there I was privileged to witness a ceremony commemorating the death on 10 May 1940 of Chasseur Ardennais Caporal Emile Cady during the German invasion of Belgium.
There is much more to report this trip which so far has taken in Arras, Cambrai, Sedan, Verdun and Bastogne. But tonight let's raise a glass for Emile.
Edited 15/05/2017 - for some reason I couldn't get the photos to load up 'in the field' so here they are at last!