Mont Kemmel Part Eleven – The Kemmelberg

Mont Kemmel, sometime in the early 20th Century.  Continue reading

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Mont Kemmel Part Ten – Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery

It’s getting late in the day as we arrive at the entrance to Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery.  Continue reading

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Mont Kemmel Part Nine – Kemmel Churchyard

Before the war, Kemmel church looked like this.  Continue reading

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Mont Kemmel Part Eight – La Laiterie Military Cemetery

Half a mile south of the American Memorial we visited last post, we find La Laiterie Military Cemetery.  Continue reading

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Mont Kemmel Part Seven – U.S. 27th & 30th Divisions Memorial

Although the American Expeditionary Force began arriving in Europe in June 1917, their main area of operations would be the Meuse-Argonne region of north eastern France, and it is far less well known that four American divisions fought in Flanders during the last months of the war, two in the final few weeks as the Allies pushed the Germans back towards the River Scheldt, twenty miles east of Ypres (Ieper), and two considerably earlier, in the fighting to the south of the city in the high summer of 1918.  Continue reading

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Mont Kemmel Part Six – French 32nd Division Memorial

See.  Evening. Continue reading

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Mont Kemmel Part Five – Godezonne Farm Cemetery

A favourite little cemetery of mine, looking golden in the autumn sunshine.  Continue reading

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