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French Flanders – Pont-de-Nieppe German Military Cemetery

At the far north western end of Pont-de-Nieppe Communal Cemetery, beneath the willow trees, 790 German Great War casualties are buried in one of a number of small German cemeteries to be found in this part of French Flanders.

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French Flanders – Pont-de-Nieppe Communal Cemetery

The road from Armentières north west to Bailleul passes through a number of small communities each of which, it won’t surprise you to hear, host their own CWGC cemetery.

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The Nursery: Suffolk Cemetery, La Rolanderie Farm

Happy New Year folks.  Let’s return to the Nursery. Suffolk Cemetery, La Rolanderie Farm, can be found in the middle of the fields a few hundred yards south of the town of Erquinghem-Lys.

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Guerre 1914

It is nearly midnight on Christmas Day, and I should probably be fast asleep by now, bearing in mind that they dragged me dahn the pub at 11.30 this morning!  The Missus has done the chauffeuring all day, Morecambe & … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas One & All

I delved into the collection to bring you this Christmas card from exactly one hundred years ago (censored, you will note), featuring a painting of a place we visited on our trip to the Somme earlier in the year, Delville … Continue reading

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The Nursery: Behind the Lines – Erquinghem-Lys Churchyard Extension

The small town of Erquinghem-Lys, a very short distance to the south west of Armentières, was occupied briefly by the Germans early in October 1914, before the British captured it on the 16th of the month.  From then it remained … Continue reading

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Dublin – Glasnevin Cemetery Part Two: The Commonwealth Plot

Glasnevin Cemetery is a vast place, but, as it happened, the other area I was intent on visiting was not so far from the O’Connell tower (above) and the Republican Plot that we saw last post.

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