Author Archives: Magicfingers

Miss Pattie Cooper’s Autograph Book

Do you remember – and if you don’t here’s a link to remind you – that early last year I showed you some pages from a First World War nurse’s autograph book I had picked up, and promised you that … Continue reading

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A Tour of Boesinghe Part Four – Bard Cottage Cemetery

A few hundred yards north of Essex Farm our next stop, Bard Cottage Cemetery, is the largest cemetery we shall visit on this tour.

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A Tour of Boesinghe Part Three – Essex Farm Cemetery (Part Three)

Essex Farm Cemetery, late summer 2017.

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Stielhandgranate M1917 Part One

It sometimes amazes me what you can still find, even now, for just a few quid.

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A Tour of Boesinghe Part Two – Essex Farm Cemetery (Part Two)

Some of you will be wondering exactly why we are returning to Essex Farm Cemetery so soon after our previous visit.

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A Tour of Boesinghe Part One – Essex Farm Cemetery (Part One)

The commune of Boesinghe, or Boezinge, as it is currently called, was the scene of continuous fighting for much of the Great War, evidence of which exists in the eight cemeteries and numerous memorials that can be found in the … Continue reading

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Zonnebeke Church Dugout

Oh my!

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