a great and very moving story about two lady-bikers in WW1

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a great and very moving story about two lady-bikers in WW1

Postby CFritz » Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:23 pm

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Re: a great and very moving story about two lady-bikers in WW1

Postby wade.edwards » Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:45 pm

Would pay double to see a movie of these two heroic women. Were they not awarded VCs? Thanks for posting.

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Postby Steven.Carter » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:58 pm

Great woman for sure.
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Re: a great and very moving story about two lady-bikers in WW1

Postby Gary.Durrant » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:14 pm

Me and a couple of mates did a WW1 battlefield tour on Royal Enfields a couple of years ago.
It was organised by a chap called Pieter Clarysse, who runs a small Royal Enfield dealership/ motorcycle workshop in Merkem (few miles from Ypres, about halfway between Ypres & Pervyse where Elsie & Mairi were stationed). Part of the local history includes this story of Elsie & Mairi.
it was a fascinating and thought provoking few days and I would thoroughly recommend it.
Enjoyable is not really the right word, but it was a great experience and I would like to go again.
Pieter can organise accommodation as well (we stayed at De Klaproos B&B, which is opposite Pieter's house & workshop). WW1 still seems to be a big part of local people's lives and the daily remembrance of it seemed to me to be a genuine thing (not all of it hyped up for the tourist industry).
The bikes come with sat-navs preloaded with routes which take you around all the back lanes, visiting the well known large sites, but also lots of small sites that you may not find on your own
if anyone's interested this is the website:
https://www.enfieldtobattlefield.be/
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