Archaeologists find the bodies of 21 tragic World War One German soldiers - Page 2




 
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April 11th, 2012  
BritinBritain
 
 
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Originally Posted by Trooper1854
At the Hooge Crater museum just outside of Ypres, there is a gift shop that sell artefacts found in the area.
That is where the boy is believed to have bought his live Mills Bomb!
They have an amazing collection there including a room full of trench art.
In the salient some of the smaller private museums have just as impresive collections as the larger ones.
Hooge Crater cafe and Hill 60 cafe both have small museums packed full of artefacts found when the buildings were being put up.
Whenever I see the word Ypres, it makes me chuckle because most blokes called it "wipers" including my granddad.
April 11th, 2012  
Trooper1854
 
 
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Originally Posted by BritinAfrica
Whenever I see the word Ypres, it makes me chuckle because most blokes called it "wipers" including my granddad.
Ypres is now known as Leper in the Flanders language.
When I went to book up the hotel at my local travel agents, they thought it was really funny that I wanted to stay in a place called Leper.
April 11th, 2012  
VDKMS
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trooper1854
Ypres is now known as Leper in the Flanders language.
When I went to book up the hotel at my local travel agents, they thought it was really funny that I wanted to stay in a place called Leper.
It's Ieper [ˈipər] in flemish (dutch).
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April 12th, 2012  
Trooper1854
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by VDKMS
It's Ieper [ˈipər] in flemish (dutch).
Sorry, we are well known for the way we mangle foreign languages!
 


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