The Belgian Sector Part Five – Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery

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Nearly all the burials at Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery, less than a hundred yards down the road from our last stop at Nieuwpoort Communal Cemetery, are men killed during the British tenure of this sector between June and November 1917. Continue reading

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The Belgian Sector Part Four – Nieuwpoort Communal Cemetery

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Nieuwpoort Communal Cemetery hosts three separate CWGC plots, two of which contain First World War burials.  The Cross of Sacrifice, visible in the photograph above, is sited in Plot I. Continue reading

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The Belgian Sector Part Three – Nieuwpoort: The Yser Memorial

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The Yser Memorial remembers the men of the Belgian Army who lost their lives during the Great War. Continue reading

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The Belgian Sector Part Two – Nieuwpoort: The Goose Foot

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Beneath the shadow of the Albert Memorial, the complex of locks and sluice gates known as the Ganzenpoot (Goose Foot) was to prove crucial to the Belgian Army’s chances of holding the advancing Germans at bay during the late autumn of 1914. Continue reading

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The Belgian Sector Part One – The Nieuport Memorial

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So here’s the plan.  Start near the coast at Nieuwpoort (Nieuport during the war), and follow the approximate route of the front lines south, taking in as many points of interest as we can on the way, as far as the town of Dixmuide, if time allows. Continue reading

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Zillebeke Demarcation Stone

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Another of the nineteen Demarcation Stones still to be found in Belgium.  They were erected in the 1920s to either mark the extent of the German advance when it was halted in July 1918, or the point of departure from which the Allies launched the war’s final offensive the following month.  As I have no intention of repeating myself each time we visit one of these stones, you can find more information on them (and other stuff) here: Potijze Demarcation Stone.

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Seasons Greetings

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A snowy blanket softens the Hill 60 landscape.  Hope you’re having a cool Yule folks.

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