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La Brique Military Cemetery No.2

Directly across the road from La Brique Military Cemetery No.1, La Brique Military Cemetery No.2 is far larger, and was in use for much longer, than its neighbour.

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La Brique Military Cemetery No.1

It doesn’t matter which route, nor which direction, you take out of Ypres (Ieper), you will soon come across British military cemeteries at the side of the road, and the road to Pilckem, away to the north east of the … Continue reading

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The Road to Passchendaele Part Two – Track X Cemetery

Track X Cemetery is sited in what was once No Man’s Land prior to 31st July 1917, the opening day of the Third Battle of Ypres.  The distance between the opposing trenches at this point was little more than a … Continue reading

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The Road to Passchendaele Part One – Buffs Road Cemetery

It’s a grey, icy day in Flanders Fields, and the sky looks leaden with snow, but, as you know, your intrepid adventurers rarely let such minor inconveniences deter us.  Oh no, we’re hardy folk, and this afternoon we ‘re out … Continue reading

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The Road to Passchendaele Part Four – New Irish Farm Cemetery

So, we started this mini-tour at La Belle Alliance Cemetery, with its 60 British burials; we then visited Divisional Collecting Post Cemetery & Extension, where just over 750 men are buried; now we arrive at New Irish Farm Cemetery, where … Continue reading

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The Road to Passchendaele Part Three – Divisional Collecting Post Cemetery & Extension

Divisional Collecting Post Cemetery & Extension, as seen from the grass path leading to La Belle Alliance Cemetery.

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La Belle Alliance Cemetery

About a mile and a half north, and slightly east, of Ypres (yes Baldrick, I know… Ieper), CWGC signposts point the way to the three cemeteries we shall be visiting on this mini-tour.  Although all three are sited on land held … Continue reading

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