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Monday, 9 April 2012

The Old Front Line Tour 2012 - Day Five

The Southern tunnel entrance was an incredible place to visit. Built by Napoleon, it was fortified by the Germans and turned into an almost impregnable fortress. The mouths to the tunnel being bricked up and the banks surrounding riddled with MG posts. One embrasure is still visible above, and to the left, of the tunnel entrance (together with its access door just inside the tunnel.

Evidence of the MG posts in the banks is still apparent in this now peaceful place.

Incredible to think that many of the assaulting troops actually had to wade/swim across the canal to attack the enemy. And who says only Australian and Canadian troops have guts?

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