We all had a great first day, visiting two important historical sites.
We visited Notre Dame de Lorette (France’s largest military cemetery), which also has the Memorial14-18 (with the names of 580,000 who lost their lives fighting in northern France, from all countries and organised alphabetically, regardless of nationality or military rank). Afterwards we stopped at the Canadian memorial at Vimy Ridge – an emotional tribute to the 11,000 Canadian soldiers who lost their lives but who have no known grave. Students were impeccably behaved throughout. Today we are travelling to the Somme to see a range of sites connected with the battle.
We have enjoyed a good breakfast, the sun is shining and all are in good spirits!