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Fromelles Part One – Rue-David Military Cemetery

On 11th November 1918 Charles Bean, Australia’s official war historian, surveyed the battlefield of Fromelles, “We found the old No Man’s Land simply full of our dead.”  On this tour we shall visit the cemeteries where the majority of the … Continue reading

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The Battle of Fromelles Tour Map

Usually I don’t tell you in advance which cemeteries we shall be visiting on our tours, but on this occasion you get to see the tour map before the tour.  This is where we are off to next, and if … Continue reading

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Klerken War Memorial

While we’re in the area, this is the small town of Klerken (Clercken, as was), situated about three miles north west of Houthulst Forest, half way between Houthulst itself and the town of Diksmuide, where we paid a visit a … Continue reading

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Houthulst Belgian Military Cemetery

The colours of autumn stain the trees of the Forest of Houthulst as the evening sun begins to set.

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Arras – Roclincourt Military Cemetery

Two and a half miles due north of the centre of the city of Arras, Roclincourt Military Cemetery is one of four cemeteries in the environs of Roclincourt, although the only one actually in the village itself.

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The Arras Memorial & Faubourg d’Amiens Cemetery

Before we leave the city of Arras, it would be remiss of us not to pay our respects at the Arras Memorial.

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Arras – The Resistance Memorial

Night time in the Grand Place, Arras.

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