Casteau, Vimy Ridge, and Arras make for an unforgettable roadtrip.
Directly across the road from the monument was a second plaque, one we weren't expecting to see at all. It marked the exact spot the 116th Canadian Infantry Battalion stopped at the moment of the cease fire in 1918. In addition to the plaque, Canadian and Belgian flags were on display and there was an empty flower box which would be filled once again in the spring.
Alas, we did make two interesting discoveries during our search. The first was a tiny old chapel, just next to the village cenotaph. The second was a war memorial outside the main gates of S.H.A.P.E (Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, command central of the NATO military forces). Suffice to say, we weren't able to come to any firm conclusions about the location of the last shots but we had a wonderful and enlightening time during our search.
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