Category Archives: 1918 – The Advance East

Le Verguier & Maissemy – Two Stories of 1918

Just a few photos of rolling hills this post.  And two stories, one of defence, and one of attack. 

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The Battle of the St. Quentin Canal & the Breaking of the Hindenburg Line – 29th September 1918

The road signs point to places with famous names to those with an interest in the Great War; St. Quentin one way, Cambrai the other, names that speak of the latter months of the war and the final Allied advance … Continue reading

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German Dispositions at Ledeghem, Summer 1918

As we are looking at maps, and having read Filip’s comment on the previous post, this extract from a map dated 11th September 1918, a month or so before the British would capture the village, shows German dispositions in and … Continue reading

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The Advance East Part Five – Moorseele Military Cemetery

Just a few minutes drive east from Ledegem, Moorseele Military Cemetery is another burial ground now rather incongruously surrounded by a modern housing estate.

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The Advance East Part Four – Kezelberg Military Cemetery

About a mile south of Ledegem another small cemetery provides a last resting place for some of the final casualties of a long war.

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The Advance East Part Three – Ledeghem Military Cemetery

The weather is foul, the roads are closed (cycle race), and Baldrick is not in one of his better moods.  Still, we’re here, so I suggest we head for the centre of town and find our way to the cemetery … Continue reading

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The Advance East Part Two – Dadizele Communal Cemetery

The last time we came to Dadizele (our visit to Dadizeele New British Cemetery) it was cold.  Very cold.  Beautiful, with the previous day’s snow still on the ground.  But very, very cold.  At the time I suggested that we should come back … Continue reading

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