Wednesday 26 June 1996
It was a little depressing to wake to yet another overcast morning. The weather had been a disappointment so far, but at least it was not heavy rain as on the previous day.
Today we planned to revisit the
This apparently wild horse is walking on “Chemin des Anglais”, which was the scene of the most famous part of the battle. It is marked on the map above as “area of fierce fighting”. It is a narrow grass path which leads from
Jan is sitting on
Another view from Mount Gorospil, looking towards the Pass of Maya, which is just out of sight behind the far hill. The hill either side of the path is very steep, and prevented the French from deploying and using their greatly superior numbers.
By now sun had disappeared and the sky was overcast and the dense mists so common in this area closing in. It was time to make our way back to the car and return to Sare for a hot meal. But even poor weather can be an advantage in walking battlefields, as they often have an effect on the battle. It also brought home how difficult it must have been to campaign in such conditions.