Category Archives: 1918 – The Advance East

‘How It Feels To Be Shot’

‘Then there came a crash. It sounded to me like someone had dropped a glass bottle into a porcelain bathtub. A barrel of whitewash tipped over and it seemed that everything in the world turned white.’ 

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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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