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The Military Service Act 1916 – One Hundred Years On

You might not know this, but exactly 100 years ago today, on the 27th January 1916, the British Government passed the Military Service Act, which made all single men between the ages of eighteen and forty one liable to be … Continue reading

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Valentine Joe Strudwick

This is Essex Farm Cemetery, just to the north of Ieper (Ypres).  It is a famous, and well-visited cemetery, for a number of reasons, not least that it was here that the poet John McCrae penned his ‘In Flanders Fields’ … Continue reading

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Another Little Book

Talking of little books, as we did last time (before I forget, those of you who have read the previous Butte de Warlencourt post will find I have added a couple of documents you might find of interest at the … Continue reading

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A Final Foray

Last day, the train leaves soon after five.  Still, plenty of time for one final foray into Flanders’ muddy fields.  This is the isolated No Man’s Cot Cemetery.

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Flanders Fields Strikes Back

Not too pleasant out there today.  So we decide that a trip to Kortrijk (Courtrai), and the Kortrijk 1302 museum, might be in order.

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Another Afternoon in Flanders Fields

So, down into France today.  It started like this…

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An Afternoon in Flanders Fields

So here we are again.  I can’t tell you how good it feels to be tramping these fields once more.

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