Matthew’s thoughts about the trip

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'Bonjour! I'm Matthew Salmon and I'm in Year 10. I had an excellent time travelling on this year's History Trip to Belgium and France. I found the battlefield visits very emotional. I felt very sad for the soldiers who died.

Apart from the visits in Ypres and the Somme we had a great time in Paris. I would love to go back to the Eiffel Tower!

These are my photographs whilst we were away.'

Andrew
Thomas
Adam
Jason  at the Irish Peace Tower
Ploegsteert Wood Memorial
Denis Dillon at Ploegsteert Wood Memorial
Cross of Sacrifice
Adam
Mr Walker and friends
Karl looking for traffic
Adam getting off the coach
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Inside Flanders Fields Museum
Sarah, Annyagh and Owen
Trenches at Sanctuary Wood Museum
Jason
Sarah
David, Adam and Thomas looking up from a trench
Remembrance Cross
Jason and Matthew at Tyne Cot Cemetery
Jason laying a cross
Matthew laying a cross
Matthew paying his respects
Going into Langemark German Cemetery
German mass graves and blockhouse
Last Post Cermony Menin Gate in Ypres
Chris looking confused!
Billy McFadzean VC – Thiepval Memorial
view from the street – Montparnasse Tower
view from the top of Montparnasse Tower across Paris
Andrew
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