A Tour of Boesinghe Part Nine – Lizerne Demarcation Stone & Belgian Carabiniers Plaque

A mile and a half north of Boesinghe we find ourselves in the centre of the little village of Lizerne, about 900 hundred yards west of the Yser Canal, where, at the crossroads at its centre, another Demarcation Stone shows once again where the Germans were halted in 1918. Continue reading

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A Tour of Boesinghe Part Eight – Boesinghe War Memorial & Churchyard

St. Michael’s Church, totally rebuilt since the Great War, of course, stands in the centre of Boesinghe, the village war memorial in the foreground. Continue reading

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A Tour of Boesinghe Part Seven – Boesinghe Demarcation Stone, Klene Berta & Boesinghe Chateau

Arriving in the centre of Boesinghe, our attention turns briefly to 1918, as we spot another of the nineteen Demarcation Stones that can still be found in Belgium to this day. Continue reading

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Nurse Jessie Morton’s Autograph Book Part Two

Believe it or not, it was nearly two years ago that I first showed you a few pages from this little autograph book.  At the time I promised that I would publish the remaining pages at some point, and being a man of my word, here they are.  Click here if you need a reminder of the pages I showed you first time round. Continue reading

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A Tour of Boesinghe Part Six – Boesinghe Railway Bridge

Two thirds of a mile due north of Talana Farm Cemetery, we find ourselves at the railway station in the southern outskirts of Boesinghe, this view looking west. Continue reading

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A Tour of Boesinghe Part Five – Talana Farm Cemetery

Let’s return to our Boesinghe Tour.  As the road winds its way ever nearer Boesinghe, this signpost points across the fields to Talana Farm Cemetery. Continue reading

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Trench Warfare – Notes on Attack and Defence

Seven months into the war, in February 1915, the War Office published this little pamphlet entitled Trench Warfare: Notes on Attack and Defence. Continue reading

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