Legends from our own lunchtimes

Sunday, July 01, 2018

A Literal Reminder
Monday 18 June - Eauville to Commercy

We’re in one of those parts of the world where even if one wanted to pretend that the wars of the past century did not occur, one could not.  Our last journey in this territory marked the centenary of the beginning of the first World War and a journey for us visiting the scenes of some of its horrors.  

Four years later, the build up to the  commemoration of it’s end is in full swing.  While we have no intention of revisiting many of the historical sites and museums, we are sure that this little literal  memorial in Eauville will not be the last time in the next few weeks that we find a lump welling in our throats.

“And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more”. (Isaiah 2:4).


Ian said...

It has, indeed, also been our great fortune to start our cruising in 2014 in the Netherlands, 2015 in the Netherlands and Flanders, 2016 in Flanders and Wallonia and 2017 in Flanders and around the Somme. It's been fascinating and sobering to have the tiniest of tiny glimpses into the horrors of The Great War. As we leave through Flanders and Northern France to end in Burgundy, this season we'll be travelling through the commemoration of the end of the war as we also close our good fortune in being in this region over its centenary year.

bitingmidge said...

@Ian McCauley, are you heading up the Meuse? Will our paths cross do you think?

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