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French Flanders: The Cemeteries on the Lys Part Six – A Return to Anzac Cemetery

You might recognise this somewhat idiosyncratic cemetery entrance that incorporates the Cross of Sacrifice, because we have been here before, during our tour of the battlefields and cemeteries associated with the Battle of Fromelles.

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French Flanders: The Cemeteries on the Lys Part Five – Sailly-sur-la-Lys Churchyard & War Memorial

The entrance to Sailly-sur-la-Lys churchyard.

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French Flanders: The Cemeteries on the Lys Part Four – Sailly-sur-la-Lys German Military Cemetery

As we follow the course of the River Lys west we enter the town of Sailly-sur-la-Lys, which straggles its way for some distance along the river’s southern bank. 

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French Flanders: The Cemeteries on the Lys Part Three – Croix-du-Bac British Cemetery

Two and half miles due west of Suffolk Cemetery (La Rolanderie Farm), but now about 400 yards north of the river on the inside of a huge meander, this is Croix-du-Bac British Cemetery, the first cemetery on our tour that … Continue reading

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French Flanders: The Cemeteries on the Lys Part Two – A Return to Suffolk Cemetery (La Rolanderie Farm)

It’s only a little place, Suffolk Cemetery (La Rolanderie Farm), but it will forever be dear to my heart.  And I suppose, for personal reasons, this is up there with the most important of the close-on nine hundred posts that … Continue reading

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French Flanders: The Cemeteries on the Lys Part One: Erquinghem-Lys Churchyard Extension

Okay, I’ve been intimating for some time now that we will be off on a new tour soon, so let’s bite the bullet and get started.  We begin with another visit to the cemetery at Erquinghem-Lys, just a mile south … Continue reading

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A Return to Erquinghem-Lys Churchyard Extension

The last time we visited Erquinghem-Lys Churchyard Extension it was a grey, overcast summer’s day.

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