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A Return to Hill 60 – The Victoria Cross Actions of April 1915

‘Though poppies grow in Flanders fields’.  And the poppies are no myth, although this tranquil scene, looking west towards the spires of Ypres (Ieper) away on the horizon, would have been one of utter desolation for much of the Great … Continue reading

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Brand New ‘Interactive Tour Maps’ Section

It has always seemed like a sensible move to, at some point, feature a proper Tour Maps section on this site, with Google maps of all the tours, a photograph of each location, and links from every location on the … Continue reading

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The Bayernwald Trenches

In the fields just over three miles south, and a little west, of the Lille Gate in Ypres (Ieper), there’s a little cemetery called Croonaert Chapel Cemetery, named after a shrine that once stood on the road between Wytschaete and … Continue reading

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A Tour of Langemark Part Nine – Minty Farm Cemetery

Minty Farm Cemetery is a little under three miles north and a little east of the centre of Ypres (Ieper), and less than a mile south east of the Welsh Memorial Park where this tour started, and once you arrive … Continue reading

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A Tour of Langemark Postscript

As a postscript to our Tour of Langemark, this is a German grave marker that I acquired only last year.

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A Tour of Langemark Part Eight – The Hertfordshire Regiment Memorial

A last-minute addition to our Tour of Langemark, and thus not on the trench maps seen in previous posts, the new memorial to the Hertfordshire Regiment can be found in the fields outside St. Julien (now Sint-Juliaan), less than a … Continue reading

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A Tour of Langemark Part Seven – Ruisseau Farm Cemetery

As a grey Flanders day nears its end, we find ourselves at Ruisseau Farm Cemetery, about three quarters of a mile due west of the centre of Langemark.

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