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A Tour of Boesinghe Part Sixteen – Dragoon Camp Cemetery

Dragoon Camp Cemetery can be found in the middle of the fields about 800 yards south east of Artillery Wood Cemetery, on land that was well behind the German lines until the first day of the Third Battle of Ypres.

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A Tour of Boesinghe Part Fifteen – Artillery Wood Cemetery

Artillery Wood Cemetery is the furthest north of the eight cemeteries (and one churchyard) included in this tour, and one of the furthest north of all the British Great War cemeteries on mainland Europe, if you discount those on the … Continue reading

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A Tour of Boesinghe Part Fourteen – The Carrefour des Roses & Francis Ledwidge Memorial

So here we are in the fields on the eastern side of the Yser Canal, looking west towards the spire of Boesinghe church, some three quarters of a mile away on the other side of the water.

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A Tour of Boesinghe Part Thirteen – A Detour to the Ziegler Bunker

A mile and three quarters south east of the Van Raemdonck Brothers Memorial, two miles almost due west of the centre of Langemark, and just under a mile north of our next stop in the fields opposite Boesinghe, this is … Continue reading

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A Tour of Boesinghe Part Twelve – Lizerne: 3rd Line Regiment & Van Raemdonck Brothers Memorials

Three hundred yards north of the Cross of Reconciliation, the main road we have followed so far this tour (with detours, of course – where would we be without detours) along the western bank of the Ypres Canal from Essex … Continue reading

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A Tour of Boesinghe Part Eleven – Lizerne: The Cross of Reconciliation

Happy New Year folks.  Time to return to our tour of Boesinghe.  Fifty feet high and made of aluminium, the Cross of Reconciliation stands where once upon a time a French memorial remembered the first French victims of the German … Continue reading

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A Tour of Boesinghe Part Ten – Lizerne: The Belgian Grenadiers Memorial

Hot on the heels of our brief stop in Lizerne, here we are a little under half a mile north of the village, and this is the memorial to the Belgian Grenadiers who died during the first German gas attacks … Continue reading

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