French Flanders: The Cemeteries on the Lys Part Twelve – La Gorgue Communal Cemetery

Another communal cemetery, this time with a CWGC sign for all to see.  Continue reading

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French Flanders: The Cemeteries on the Lys Part Eleven – La Gorgue War Memorial

Less than a mile south west of Estaires, and now just south, once more, of the River Lys, our penultimate stop on the first part of this tour finds us at the war memorial in the centre of La Gorgue. Continue reading

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The Somme – Rancourt Military Cemetery – ‘To the Immortal Memory’

A brief diversion from our current French Flanders tour, dictated entirely by today’s date.  This is Rancourt Military Cemetery, on the Somme. Continue reading

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French Flanders: The Cemeteries on the Lys Part Ten – Estaires War Memorial

Estaires war memorial is not only quite unusual, and I think quite beautiful, but damned tricky to photograph, even if it doesn’t look it. Continue reading

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French Flanders: The Cemeteries on the Lys Part Nine – Estaires Communal Cemetery Part Two

If you were with us last post we were in Estaires Communal Cemetery.  And we still are. Continue reading

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French Flanders: The Cemeteries on the Lys Part Eight – Estaires Communal Cemetery & Extension Part One

After our brief visit to the battlefield of Culloden, it’s time to head back to Flanders for your Bank Holiday, if you are in England, reading.  Our next stop on our journey up the River Lys is Estaires, where there is nothing at the gates of the communal cemetery to suggest what lies within.  No sign of a CWGC plaque here at the entrance, which might, unfortunately, cause visitors to pass on by. Continue reading

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And Now For Something Completely Different

This barren, flat, piece of scrubland, about five miles east of the centre of Inverness, saw what would turn out to be the final set piece, hand-to-hand battle to take place, up to the present time (no promises post-Brexit), on British soil.  Continue reading

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