Dublin – Deansgrange Cemetery

The hardly inspiring entrance to Deansgrange Cemetery, some six miles south east of Dublin City centre, and less than two miles from the port of Dun Laoghaire. Continue reading

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Austro-Hungarian Hand Grenades of the Great War Part Thirteen – The Universal Grenade

We’ve seen some pretty basic hand grenades (in particular the Lakos grenades) in the past few months, so let’s take a look at something more complex, whilst bearing in mind that the more complicated the device, the more to go wrong, particularly in the type of conditions likely to be encountered in many theatres of the Great War. Continue reading

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Wieltje Farm Cemetery

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It seems strange, after more than seven years and over 800 posts, that there are still a handful of cemeteries within a stone’s throw of the Menin Gate, to the east of the City of Ypres (Ieper), that I have yet to show you round, so it’s high time we begin to put that right. Continue reading

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Austro-Hungarian Hand Grenades of the Great War Part Twelve – The Schwere Hand Grenade Part Five

In Part Four of this introduction to Austro-Hungarian hand grenades I showed you a small Schwere hand grenade, very similar to this example.  Continue reading

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Austro-Hungarian Hand Grenades of the Great War Part Eleven – The Schwere Hand Grenade Part Four

Another heavy Schwere hand grenade, this version introduced into the Austro-Hungarian Army during the latter part of the war. Continue reading

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Lankhof Farm Demarcation Stone & Bunkers

The road leads north to Ypres (Ieper), less than two miles ahead of us, but, as with so many places in Flanders, if you keep your eyes peeled, there are things to see on the way.
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Dublin – Mount Jerome Cemetery

Mount Jerome Cemetery covers some 50 acres of land only two miles or so south west of Dublin City centre.  There are thirty five Great War and thirty nine Second World War burials here, the only problem facing me as I arrived – apart from, as ever, time – being where exactly to find them.
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