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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The Road Goes on Forever – Four Days in Flanders: October 2019

Early morning sunshine breaks through the trees in Poperinge Communal Cemetery, 22nd October 2019. Continue reading

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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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