The Bayernwald Trenches

In the fields just over three miles south, and a little west, of the Lille Gate in Ypres (Ieper), there’s a little cemetery called Croonaert Chapel Cemetery, named after a shrine that once stood on the road between Wytschaete and Voormezeele. Continue reading

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A Tour of Langemark Part Nine – Minty Farm Cemetery

Minty Farm Cemetery is a little under three miles north and a little east of the centre of Ypres (Ieper), and less than a mile south east of the Welsh Memorial Park where this tour started, and once you arrive it can be reached by following this grass pathway round the farm buildings. Continue reading

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A Tour of Langemark Postscript

As a postscript to our Tour of Langemark, this is a German grave marker that I acquired only last year. Continue reading

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A Tour of Langemark Part Eight – The Hertfordshire Regiment Memorial

A last-minute addition to our Tour of Langemark, and thus not on the trench maps seen in previous posts, the new memorial to the Hertfordshire Regiment can be found in the fields outside St. Julien (now Sint-Juliaan), less than a mile south east of the outskirts of modern Langemark. Continue reading

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A Tour of Langemark Part Seven – Ruisseau Farm Cemetery

As a grey Flanders day nears its end, we find ourselves at Ruisseau Farm Cemetery, about three quarters of a mile due west of the centre of Langemark. Continue reading

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A Tour of Langemark Part Six- The Wilhelm Stellung & the 34th Division Memorial

The 34th Division memorial can be found about 500 yards north west of Langemark German War Cemetery. Continue reading

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A Tour of Langemark Part Five – Langemark German War Cemetery

On the northern outskirts of Langemark, this is one of only four German Great War cemeteries to be found today in Belgian Flanders. Continue reading

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