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The Belgian Sector Part Eleven – The Trench of Death

No, not the Trench of Death, but one of the many water channels that criss-cross this part of Flanders.  This photograph shows you how close to the surfacc the water table is around here, and why trenches had to be … Continue reading

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The Belgian Sector Part Ten – Oud-Stuivekens

As we near Diksmuide, the chapel and observation post at Oud-Stuivekens, just half a mile west of the Yser, are well worth a visit.

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The Belgian Sector Part Nine – Stuivekenskerke

A short post, this one.  A mile east of Pervijze, but still a few hundred yards west of the Yser, Stuivekenskerke is not much more than a hamlet, but it does have a big church, and those with a keen … Continue reading

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The Belgian Sector Part Eight – Pervijze

Pervijze Church, the CWGC notice on the pillar to the right signifying that a Commonwealth War Grave can be found in the churchyard.

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The Belgian Sector Part Seven – Ramscappelle

The church at Ramscappelle, completely rebuilt, as so many others, since the war.  The village was under constant German attack throughout the Battle of the Yser, the final action of which took place here on 30th & 31st October 1914, … Continue reading

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The Belgian Sector Part Six – Belgian Military Cemetery Ramskapelle

Just before the road from Nieuwpoort arrives in the village of Ramscappelle, this Belgian cemetery, containing the graves of more than 600 Belgian soldiers, many of whom lost their lives in October 1914 during the Battle of the Yser, is … Continue reading

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The Belgian Sector Part Five – Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery

Nearly all the burials at Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery, less than a hundred yards down the road from our last stop at Nieuwpoort Communal Cemetery, are men killed during the British tenure of this sector between June and November 1917.

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