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The Road to Passchendaele Part Seven – Polygon Wood: Buttes New British Cemetery, the 5th Australian Division Memorial & the New Zealand Memorial

A walled avenue leads into Polygon Wood, the memorial to the 5th Australian Division on top of the Butte in the distance.

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Polygon Wood Cemetery

A winter’s afternoon at Polygon Wood Cemetery.

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St. Julien War Memorial

The war memorial in St. Julien (now Sint-Juliaan) stands in front of the rebuilt church, which, like the village itself, was utterly destroyed during the Great War.

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The Road to Passchendaele Part Six Update – A Return to St. Julien Dressing Station Cemetery

Ah well, here we go again.  Typical Flanders weather.  The signpost says St-Juliaan (St. Julien during the war), if you can see it through the spray.

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A Return to Seaforth Cemetery, Cheddar Villa

A return trip to Seaforth Cemetery, Cheddar Villa on a cold, crisp, cloudless winter’s day.

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The Menin Road – A Return to Birr Cross Roads Cemetery

A return trip to Birr Cross Roads Cemetery, exactly four years and one week after our last visit, but this time not a sign of precipitation in the air.

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The Menin Road – R. E. Grave, Railway Wood & the Liverpool Scottish Memorial

The Cross of Sacrifice at R.E. Grave, Railway Wood, looking up from deep within one of the mine craters that can still be found in the trees near the memorial.

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