Zonnebeke War Memorial

Zonnebeke war memorial, next to the church, right in the centre of town. Continue reading

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‘The Ieper Fury’ – Ieper War Victims Monument

Aloïs De Beule’s depiction of a dead Belgian soldier, the centrepiece of the Ieper (Ypres)  War Victims Monument. Continue reading

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Hallowed Ground

It’s a chilly, misty morning as we debus, or decoach, at the little crossroads beside this roadside calvary, Calvarie Van Kranenburgstraat, three quarters of a mile east of Klein-Zillebeke.  The coach is parked on the main road between Zillebeke, two miles, and then Ieper (Ypres), a further mile and a half, away to the west, and Zandvoorde and eventually Wervik behind us to the east.  Anyway, probably best if we get off the main road. Continue reading

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Inverness – Fort George

View from the Point Battery at Fort George, looking out on to the Moray Firth. Continue reading

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The Somme – Guillemont Road Cemetery

The rather grand entrance to Guillemont Road Cemetery on the Somme. Continue reading

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Disposition Maps – German Forces 1916-1918

A series of seven British maps, this first dating from February 1916, showing the known, or believed, distribution of German forces facing the Allies on the Western Front. Continue reading

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The Somme – A Return to Pozières British Cemetery

Last year I paid a second, brief, visit to Pozières British Cemetery, where 2,760 British, Australian & Canadian Great War casualties are buried, surrounded by walls on which the names of a further 14,000 British & South Africans who have no known grave are inscribed. Continue reading

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