Category Archives: Bunkers

The Menin Road – Hellfire Corner Demarcation Stone

Nineteen of these Demarcation Stones still exist across Belgium, originally erected in the 1920s to either mark the extent of the last German offensive that finally petered out in July 1918, or the point of departure from which the Allies … Continue reading

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A Tour of the Messines Ridge Part Eleven – Derry House Cemetery No. 2

Five hundred yards across the fields, due north from Cabin Hill, Derry House Cemetery No.2 is another battlefield cemetery begun in June 1917 during the Battle of Messines.

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A Tour of Zillebeke Part Fourteen- Hill 60 Part Two: The Caterpillar Crater

Hill 60, on the far side of the railway cutting, and, to the right, the trees that conceal the Caterpillar Crater. 

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A Tour of Zillebeke Part Thirteen – Hill 60 Part One

Sun and snow on Hill 60, January 2013. 

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The Menin Road – The Craters at Hooge

The area around Hooge was the scene of almost constant fighting between 1914 & 1917.  Both sides exploded mines beneath the front line trenches here, the evidence of which, as you will see, still exists among the trees to the … 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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The Advance East Part One – Dadizeele New British Cemetery

If you were to travel some seven miles or so, as the crow flies, due east of the city of  Ieper (Ypres), you would find yourself amidst the battlefields of late 1918, when British, French & Belgian troops were pushing … Continue reading

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