Category Archives: Demarcation Stones

Travels on the Somme Part Eleven – Albert

The rolling plains of Picardy.

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The Belgian Sector Part Eleven – The Trench of Death

No, not the Trench of Death, but one of the many water channels that criss-cross this part of Flanders.  This photograph shows you how close to the surface the water table is around here, and why trenches had to be … Continue reading

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The Belgian Sector Part Ten – Oud-Stuivekens

As we near Diksmuide, the chapel and observation post at Oud-Stuivekens, just half a mile west of the Yser, are well worth a visit.

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The Belgian Sector Part Seven – Ramscappelle

The church at Ramscappelle, completely rebuilt, as so many others, since the war.  The village was under constant German attack throughout the Battle of the Yser, the final action of which took place here on 30th & 31st October 1914, … Continue reading

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A Tour of Zillebeke Part Four – Zillebeke Demarcation Stone

Fifty yards to the east of Blauwepoort Farm Cemetery, another of the nineteen Demarcation Stones still to be found in Belgium can be seen on this traffic island at the turn-off that leads to Zillebeke village.  They were erected in … Continue reading

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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 Potijze Part Four – Potijze Demarcation Stone & St. Charles de Potyze Military Cemetery

A short way east of Potijze, this is one of nineteen Demarcation Stones still to be found in Belgium. They were erected in the 1920s to either mark the extent of the German offensive that finally petered out in July … Continue reading

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