Today we saw the sun for the first time since we arrived, we started to think it didn’t exist! We left our hotel this morning and got on a two hour bus trip with our favourite bus driver.
We went to the Wellington Tunnels where we learnt all about how they were used during both World War I and World War II. This was very moving to hear about the 24,000 men waiting, ready to fight in the Spring Offensive. To also hear the last letters that were sent by soldiers who would later be found deceased.
We went to the Slouch Hat Memorial site and a few cemetery’s along the way.
Sienna read her poem to Robert Benson at Bancourt British Cemetery which was very emotional to say the least. Sienna also read a little eulogy that she wrote herself which was absolutely lovely.
She did an amazing job. Thank you, Sienna x.
We then went to more memorials and cemeteries which were also very emotional. The Newfoundland Memorial would have to be my the highlight of the day (apart from Klaas the bus driver). You could see the actual shaping of the trenches in the ground, plus parts of metal that have been there since World War I.
We are all now settling into our rooms in Amiens. All in all today has been great day and I look forward to the next!