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The Propaganda of Conscription – The Military Service Act of 1916

The most famous image of the Great War was originally designed as a magazine cover.  Bet you didn’t know that. 

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Mont Kemmel Part Twenty One – Loker Demarcation Stone No. 2 & Kemmel Demarcation Stone No. 1

Eleven months ago we began this tour of the Kemmel battlefields by visiting Kemmel Demarcation Stone No. 2, and today, as the sun gets lower in the sky, we shall finish with two more of the Demarcation Stones that ostensibly … Continue reading

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Mont Kemmel Part Twenty – Locre Hospice Cemetery & Loker Hospice

On the outskirts of Loker, which is actually behind us, because the sign is one-sided, and thus we are looking east here, back up the road towards Mont Kemmel on the horizon, there’s a cemetery. 

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New Addition

So what’s all this then? 

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Hayle – St. Elwyns Church

Private George Sleeman’s name can be found on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, a few miles south east of Arras. Sergeant John Richards, South African Service Corps, is buried in Taveta Military Cemetery (the link is to the CWGC website, where you’ll … Continue reading

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Mont Kemmel Part Nineteen – On Mont Kemmel Part Two: The Fight for Locre

View of the Kemmelberg, two miles away to the east, from a ruined Loker.  It’s time we rejoined our French corporal, Jean Parnin, who, when last heard of, had managed to regain the French lines, somewhere around where this photo … Continue reading

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Mont Kemmel Part Eighteen – Loker Churchyard

We’ve seen Loker church before, but only from a distance. 

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