Category Archives: Ypres (Ieper)

Ypres Reservoir Cemetery

Evening in Ieper, and snow begins to fall as we arrive at the gates of Ypres Reservoir Cemetery.

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Ypres Town Cemetery Extension

Ypres Town Cemetery Extension was begun in October 1914 and initially used until April 1915.  More burials were added in 1918 and after the Armistice 367 graves were brought in from smaller cemeteries and from the battlefields to the north … Continue reading

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Ypres Town Cemetery

A few minutes walk east of the Menin Gate, outside the ancient city walls, is Ypres (Ieper) Town Cemetery.  Within the cemetery, interred in several different plots among the Belgian civilian graves, are 145 British casualties from the First World War, … Continue reading

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Menin Road South Military Cemetery

A wet afternoon, just a few hundred yards east of the Menin Gate, finds us at Menin Road South Military Cemetery. 

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Ypres (Ieper) – Ramparts War Museum, Lille Gate

Just inside the Lille Gate there is a pub called the Pub ‘T Klein Rijsel which not only boasts an excellent selection of beer, but also hosts a small but fascinating museum that is well worth a visit.  Here’s a … Continue reading

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…and the snow falls…

Happy Christmas, one and all.  And in particular, to Baldrick, without whom.  Thanks mate. Never forget.

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Ypres (Ieper) – The Lille Gate & Ramparts Cemetery (Lille Gate)

The Lille Gate, southern entrance to the city of Ypres.  Note the CWGC signpost to right of the picture pointing the way to Ramparts Cemetery (Lille Gate), and the IWGC (all will be explained) signs beneath the Gate itself (see … Continue reading

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