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Tidworth – Royal British Legion War Memorial

Luck, really, and good observation.  Noticing this Royal British Legion sign as I was leaving Tidworth, I hastily decided to pull in and take a quick photo. Which was when I noticed, easily missed from the road,… …this wonderful little … Continue reading

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Tidworth – Holy Trinity Churchyard

Here’s a curious thing.  Tidworth is a garrison town of some 10,000 people.  Yet it has no war memorial, unless you count this plain wooden cross in Holy Trinity churchyard. At least, it doesn’t have an official one.  All will … Continue reading

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Tweedmouth Cemetery – World War II

The Second World War burials are nearly all in the newer part of the cemetery, beyond the pillars that flank the roadway in the distance. The cemetery has other stories to tell:       As I said at the start … Continue reading

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Tweedmouth Cemetery – World War I

A remarkable place, Tweedmouth Cemetery.  At least to my eyes.  Although there are only three First World War CWGC headstones to be found here, a close inspection of as many as possible of the other headstones revealed no less than … Continue reading

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Poelkapelle – The Guynemer Memorial

Passing through Poelkapelle, heading for home after a long day tracing the old front lines south from Nieuwpoort down to Dixmuide*, Baldrick was persuaded to make one final stop, at this fine memorial to the French airman Georges Guynemer.

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Marston Magna – St. Mary’s Church

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Hellfire Corner Demarcation Stone

Eighteen of these Demarcation Stones still exist across Belgium, originally erected in the 1920s to either mark the extent of the last German offensive that finally petered out in July 1918, or the point of departure from which the Allies … Continue reading

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