Category Archives: French War Memorials

Travels on the Somme Part Ten – Albert

The rolling plains of Picardy.

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French Flanders: The Nursery Part Eleven – La Chapelle d’Armentières War Memorial

A few hundred yards south east of the two La Chapelle-d’Armentières cemeteries…

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French Flanders: The Nursery Part Four – Bois-Grenier War Memorial

Back in French Flanders, you may remember that we had embarked on a tour of the cemeteries to the south and south east of the border town of Armentières, an area referred to by the Australians in 1916 as the … Continue reading

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Travels on the Somme Part Six – Auchonvillers War Memorial

The British first arrived on the Somme in the summer of 1915, taking over from the French who had held this sector since the start of trench warfare in the latter months of the previous year.  The village of Auchonvillers, … Continue reading

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Travels on the Somme Part Four – Beaumont-Hamel Village

Having traversed the Redan Ridge (last post), we make a brief stop in the village of Beaumont-Hamel.  Everywhere on the Somme you find the ubiquitous green CWGC signposts that point the way to the hundreds of British military cemeteries that … Continue reading

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Along the River Lys: The Franco-Belgian Border Part Four – Wervicq-Sud War Memorial

South of the river, in Wervicq-Sud, this French memorial mourns the dead of two World Wars.

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Along the River Lys: The Franco-Belgian Border Part One – Comines War Memorial

From just west of the town of Menen, some ten miles south east of Ypres (Ieper), the River Leie (better known to those with an interest in the First World War by its French name, the River Lys) forms the border between … Continue reading

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