Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Day 10 Rest day in Ieper

Full day of 1st world war battlefield tour. Our tour guide Karl was very knowledgeable and entertaining. I am by no means a 1st world war buff but this tour was very informative even though very few U.S. troops were involved. Much of the tour centered around British, Irish, New Zealand, Australian, French and Belgium soldiers. Many of the buildings and churches we visited on our own before our guided tour were actually totally destroyed in battles dating to the 1914 and 1918 conflict. All has been rebuilt over the years to there original design.
 view outside our front hotel door
 completely rebuilt church

 British tea room
 Rediscovered  German bunkers
Tour guide Karl  (blue shirt)

No comments:

Post a Comment