The poppies blow between the crosses row on row
Trip Start Dec 19, 2007
32Trip End Apr 16, 2008
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We also visited the Tyne Cot War Grave Cemetery and is the largest Commonwealth cemetery in the world for any war(12000 graves). The grounds were impectably kept and the experience to walk though the grave yard was moving and full of emotion. We live a comparibly easy life today to what those who fought had to go through in the past.
During our tour we were able to walk through original trenches and witness the war scarred land. One museum we visited has maintained the land in its original state as well as war uniforms, guns, shells, pictures etc.
It rained the entire time we were there and couldn´t begin to imagine what it would be like to fight in those trenches.
Every night at 8pm since the 1920s police stop traffic and the last post is played under the Menin Gate. This momument was built to remember the 54 900 missing soldiers. All their names are inscribed on the walls of gate. When we were there there was a large crowd and it was a great experience.