Poperinge Part Six – The Execution Memorial

I simply don’t know my own strength. Continue reading

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Poperinge Part Five – The Condemned Cell & Execution Courtyard

“I could not look on Death, which being known, Men led me to him, blindfold and alone.”  At the start of this tour of Poperinge, I said that we would return to the centre of town in due course, and so here we are. Continue reading

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Poperinge Part Four – Poperinghe New Military Cemetery

Poperinghe New Military Cemetery.  Continue reading

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Poperinge Part Three – Poperinghe Old Military Cemetery

The entrance to Poperinghe Old Military Cemetery. Continue reading

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Poperinge Part Two – Poperinge Communal Cemetery

Belgian war graves in Poperinge Communal Cemetery.  Continue reading

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Poperinge Part One – Poperinge War Memorial

Really stoopid early in the centre of Poperinge.  I try not to do this time in the morning, unless I have yet to go to bed, but on this day it was absolutely the right course of action.  Continue reading

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Remembrance in Miniature

Because it’s going to take a while to write the text to accompany the photos I took last week (and yes, we also have more French Flanders cemeteries to visit, and I promised you Kemmel for this year – I may have lied – and there’s a stroll along the Aubers Ridge to come and a tour around the cemeteries at Voormezeele and………), here’s a few photos, taken this very afternoon (on the phone camera, before you ask) as I spent an hour away from the grindstone at a local model railway show. Continue reading

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