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The Belgian Sector Part Two – Nieuwpoort: The Goose Foot

Beneath the shadow of the Albert Memorial, the complex of locks and sluice gates known as the Ganzenpoot (Goose Foot) was to prove crucial to the Belgian Army’s chances of holding the advancing Germans at bay during the late autumn … Continue reading

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The Belgian Sector Part One – The Nieuport Memorial

So here’s the plan.  Start near the coast at Nieuwpoort (Nieuport during the war), and follow the approximate route of the front lines south, taking in as many points of interest as we can on the way, as far as … Continue reading

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Barford St. Martin – St. Martin Church

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Guildford Cemetery

Following our visit to the Surrey Constabulary Roll of Honour at Mount Browne, it seemed a good opportunity to take a look around the nearby cemetery, where a considerable number of military burials from both World Wars are to be … Continue reading

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Zillebeke Demarcation Stone

Another of the nineteen Demarcation Stones still to be found in Belgium.  They were erected in the 1920s to either mark the extent of the German advance when it was halted in July 1918, or the point of departure from … Continue reading

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Wilton War Memorial & St. Mary and St. Nicholas Church

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Mount Browne, Guildford – Surrey Constabulary Roll of Honour

My friend Duncan* is getting somewhat agitated with me because in recent months, every time he visits this site, the number of posts in the ‘Surrey’ category remains constant at 99.  But no longer.  Finally, this is Surrey post 100. … Continue reading

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