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French Flanders: The Cemeteries on the Lys Part Three – Croix-du-Bac British Cemetery

Two and half miles due west of Suffolk Cemetery (La Rolanderie Farm), but now about 400 yards north of the river on the inside of a huge meander, this is Croix-du-Bac British Cemetery, the first cemetery on our tour that … Continue reading

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Austro-Hungarian Hand Grenades of the Great War Part Fourteen – The Lakos Hand Grenade Part Two

At the start of last year I showed you three examples of what are known as Lakos hand grenades, and here are three more examples of Captain Róbert Lakos’ inventions.

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Austro-Hungarian Mess Tin Lid Relics

Two Austro-Hungarian Great War mess tin lids, found in Italy, six quid the pair including postage, a few years back. 

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Ardleigh War Memorial & St. Mary’s Church

Ada, Pamela & Rosemary.  There was a four-part series on the telly last year that traced the history and impact of four individual bombs dropped by the Luftwaffe – one wonders whether one could similarly trace the V-1 that demolished … Continue reading

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German Military Cemeteries in France & Belgium

I don’t know about you, but I find delving into all things German on the Western Front pretty tricky at times.  There’s the obvious language problem, of course, but I get by, and yet sometimes it’s the stuff that should … Continue reading

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French Flanders: The Cemeteries on the Lys Part Two – A Return to Suffolk Cemetery (La Rolanderie Farm)

It’s only a little place, Suffolk Cemetery (La Rolanderie Farm), but it will forever be dear to my heart.  And I suppose, for personal reasons, this is up there with the most important of the close-on nine hundred posts that … Continue reading

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Great Bromley War Memorial

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