Category Archives: Ypres (Ieper)

A Return to Hill 60 – The Victoria Cross Actions of April 1915

‘Though poppies grow in Flanders fields’.  And the poppies are no myth, although this tranquil scene, looking west towards the spires of Ypres (Ieper) away on the horizon, would have been one of utter desolation for much of the Great … Continue reading

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The Menin Gate – The Executed Soldiers & the Crucified Canadian

The Menin Gate.

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The Menin Gate – The Victoria Cross Recipients

The Menin Gate, lit up at night, Monday 14th May 2018.

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Lankhof Farm Demarcation Stone & Bunkers

The road leads north to Ypres (Ieper), less than two miles ahead of us, but, as with so many places in Flanders, if you keep your eyes peeled, there are things to see on the way.

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The Menin Gate Lions


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A Tour of Boesinghe Prelude – Duhallow A.D.S. Cemetery

If you follow the main road out of Ieper (Ypres) north towards Boezinge (Boesinghe during the Great War), after only a few minutes, Duhallow A.D.S. Cemetery comes into view on the right hand side of the road.

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Another Trench at Ypres

Another newly acquired postcard, and again an image I haven’t seen anywhere else, this view of a captured French trench near Ypres was taken the day after the Germans’ first ever use of gas on 22nd April 1915, at the … Continue reading

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