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Poperinge Part Three – Poperinghe Old Military Cemetery

The entrance to Poperinghe Old Military Cemetery.

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Poperinge Part Two – Poperinge Communal Cemetery

Belgian war graves in Poperinge Communal Cemetery. 

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Poperinge Part One – Poperinge War Memorial

Really stoopid early in the centre of Poperinge.  I try not to do this time in the morning, unless I have yet to go to bed, but on this day it was absolutely the right course of action. 

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Remembrance in Miniature

Because it’s going to take a while to write the text to accompany the photos I took last week (and yes, we also have more French Flanders cemeteries to visit, and I promised you Kemmel for this year – I … Continue reading

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The Road Goes on Forever – Four Days in Flanders: October 2019

Early morning sunshine breaks through the trees in Poperinge Communal Cemetery, 22nd October 2019.

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Landseer’s Prototype?

Whilst visiting a Surrey churchyard this afternoon I came across this grave of a pilot with the Experimental Squadron of the R.A.F. who was killed in a flying accident on 8th May 1918. 

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Aldeburgh War Memorial

Just down the road from the church (last post), we find ourselves on the sea front where the war memorial is located. Civilians killed by enemy action.  Second World War, one would presume, as the panel appears to be an … Continue reading

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