Thiepval Memorial – The Somme, France Strange today watching the Remembrance Ceremony at the Cenotaph, London that Commonwealth Countries which did not take part in World War I or II lay wreaths but the sacrifice of Irish soldiers is not represented. In World War I it is estimated of the 700,000 British military deaths 50,000 were Irish. Unlike in Britain, there was never conscription in Ireland so every Irish soldier was a volunteer.
Mount San Michel, France, engulfed by the water at certain times revealing the splendor of construction. Set in a medieval town called Avranches, this monastery was fortified in the thirteenth century.
Visiting the Canadian War memorial at Vimy Ridge, France
The Normandy American Cemetery - Normandy, France-My grandmother's brother, William Wallace Bogle, is buried there, he died in Brittany France on September 7, 1944, fighting in WWII. My father was named "Wallace" in memory of his uncle. I would love to be able to go and lay flowers on his grave, nobody in our family has ever been to the cemetery.