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A Tour of Zillebeke Update

Some five years ago now, I published a series of eight posts taking you round the cemeteries south of Zillebeke lake, its rather ungainly title, ‘A Tour of Zillebeke (South)’, being at least accurate, if hardly tongue-tripping.  Since then, Baldrick … Continue reading

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Thiepval – Mill Road Cemetery

Interesting place, Mill Road Cemetery.

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Thiepval – Connaught Cemetery

Beneath the trees at the north eastern edge of Thiepval Wood, this is Connaught Cemetery.

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Recent Updates

Bearing in mind the recent update to, and re-post of, the section on Newfoundland Memorial Park, you might like to know that the following Somme posts have also now had photos of stuff I missed first time around added to … Continue reading

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Travels on the Somme Part Seven – The Battlefield of Beaumont-Hamel: Newfoundland Memorial Park UPDATED

Half a mile south of our last visit to the Beaumont-Hamel battlefield, we now find ourselves just to the south west of the village, where part of the ground fought over was purchased by the Newfoundland Government soon after the … Continue reading

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The Trenches of Thiepval Wood

This is the view that the men of the 36th (Ulster) Division would have had on the morning of 1st July 1916, as they left their trenches on the edge of Thiepval Wood and advanced towards the German lines on … Continue reading

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Thiepval – The Ulster Memorial Tower

Thiepval Wood, looking south from the position of the German front lines in the summer of 1916.  Away to the left the Thiepval Memorial towers above all, and on the horizon just to the right of the memorial a small … Continue reading

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