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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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French Flanders: Armentières, Nieppe & Steenwerck Part Eleven – Le Grand Beaumart British Cemetery

The final stop (for the moment) on our tour is Le Grand Beaumart British Cemetery, a little way west of Steenwerck.

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French Flanders: Armentières, Nieppe & Steenwerck Part Ten – Steenwerck Communal Cemetery

Steenwerck Communal Cemetery entrance.

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