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Mont Kemmel Part Eleven – The Kemmelberg

Mont Kemmel, sometime in the early 20th Century. 

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Mont Kemmel Part Ten – Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery

It’s getting late in the day as we arrive at the entrance to Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery. 

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Mont Kemmel Part Nine – Kemmel Churchyard

Before the war, Kemmel church looked like this. 

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Mont Kemmel Part Eight – La Laiterie Military Cemetery

Half a mile south of the American Memorial we visited last post, we find La Laiterie Military Cemetery. 

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Edinburgh Waverley Station – North British Railway Company Roll of Honour

From Highlands to Lowlands, and yep, those are platforms, and this is a terminus, and if you look to the left,… …you will see a Roll of Honour,… …with far too many names listed on it, and, before I forget, … Continue reading

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Strathspey & District War Memorial

Grantown-on-Spey on a chilly spring day.  Poetry, that.  Although hardly in motion. Anyway, you’d assume that this stately Corinthian column is the Grantown-on-Spey war memorial,… …but according to the Imperial War Museum’s War Memorials Register, this is officially the Strathspey … Continue reading

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Mont Kemmel Part Seven – U.S. 27th & 30th Divisions Memorial

Although the American Expeditionary Force began arriving in Europe in June 1917, their main area of operations would be the Meuse-Argonne region of north eastern France, and it is far less well known that four American divisions fought in Flanders … Continue reading

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