Category Archives: Messines

Every Picture Tells a Story

Everywhere you go in Flanders the landscape has a story to tell if you know how to read it, as this view, and the following brief post, so amply prove.

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French Flanders: Armentières, Nieppe & Steenwerck Part Seven – Trois Arbres Cemetery

Leaving the Armentières-Bailleul road, and taking the southern turn-off from Pont-d’Achelles, after a short distance we reach Trois Arbres Cemetery, where over 1,700 British soldiers are now buried or commemorated.

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French Flanders: Armentières, Nieppe & Steenwerck Part Six – Pont-d’Achelles Military Cemetery

No more than a mile up the Bailleul road from Nieppe, this is Pont-d’Achelles Military Cemetery.

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Twenty Minutes After

A few years back now, I showed you a couple of pieces of artwork by Lieutenant Hugh Mossom Boyd of the Royal Engineers that I was kindly allowed to scan and publish, and I thought you might like to see … Continue reading

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R. E. Farm Cemetery

I considered including this little cemetery in the series of posts that made up the Tour of the Messines Ridge that you will find elsewhere on this site, as just half a mile up the road towards Wyschaete (Wijtschate) are … Continue reading

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Kandahar Farm Cemetery

A quarter of a mile west of St. Quentin Cabaret Military Cemetery, and a little way south west of the village of Wulvergem, Kandahar Farm Cemetery stands as a silent witness to the many wounded men whose journey ended at … Continue reading

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St. Quentin Cabaret Military Cemetery

St. Quentin Cabaret Military Cemetery.

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