Category Archives: French War Memorials

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 Leie 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 Leie 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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