The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )
1st July 1916
Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader
House Carles at the Battle of Hastings
Paul: It is amazing how much there is to see in the East. I have always said to people interested someone ought to put a travel book/websight together devoted to the many monuments and museums off the beaten path in this part of the world. There is so much that cant be seen unless you have friends, friends who have been there, or lots of time to wander around. These are great photos of a visit many would like to make.