Category Archives: The Belgian Sector

Klerken War Memorial

While we’re in the area, this is the small town of Klerken (Clercken, as was), situated about three miles north west of Houthulst Forest, half way between Houthulst itself and the town of Diksmuide, where we paid a visit a … Continue reading

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Houthulst Belgian Military Cemetery

The colours of autumn stain the trees of the Forest of Houthulst as the evening sun begins to set.

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The Belgian Sector Addendum 2 – Coxyde Military Cemetery

Coxyde Military Cemetery, some four miles to the west of Nieuwpoort, is the last resting place of more than 1500 British soldiers, sailors and airmen of the Great War, as well as 155 from the Second World War.

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The Belgian Sector Addendum 1 – Koksijde War Memorial

About four miles to the west of Nieuport (now Nieuwpoort) along the channel coast, Coxyde (now Koksijde) war memorial remembers the fallen, civilian and military, of both World Wars.

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The Belgian Sector Part Twelve – Diksmuide

Our tour ends in Diksmuide, where the new Yser Tower looks down on the remains of the old Yser Tower.  All will be revealed.

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The Belgian Sector Part Eleven – The Trench of Death

No, not the Trench of Death, but one of the many water channels that criss-cross this part of Flanders.  This photograph shows you how close to the surface the water table is around here, and why trenches had to be … Continue reading

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The Belgian Sector Part Ten – Oud-Stuivekens

As we near Diksmuide, the chapel and observation post at Oud-Stuivekens, just half a mile west of the Yser, are well worth a visit.

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