Category Archives: The Menin Road

The Menin Road – The 18th Division & Gloucestershire Regiment Memorials

We’ve been here before.  Many times, actually*.  This is the Menin Road, and we are heading east, towards Hooge on the horizon.

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Hellfire Corner Demarcation Stone

Nineteen of these Demarcation Stones still exist across Belgium, originally erected in the 1920s to either mark the extent of the last German offensive that finally petered out in July 1918, or the point of departure from which the Allies … 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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Kruiseik War Memorial

The village of Kruiseik, situated just south of the Menin Road about a mile east of Geluveld, was captured by the Germans, after several days of heavy fighting, on 29th October 1914, and remained in their hands until recaptured by … Continue reading

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Birr Cross Roads Cemetery

Birr Cross Roads Cemetery, situated on the south side of the Menin Road a few hundred yards east of the once infamous Hellfire Corner.  Birr Cross Roads was as far as wheeled transport was allowed to go during the period … Continue reading

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The Menin Road & Hill 62

The Menin Road, 2013.  Somewhat different to, and considerably safer than, a hundred years, or thereabouts, ago.  How many photos have you seen taken from this viewpoint during the first three years of the War?  Not that many, I would … Continue reading

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Hooge Crater

The area around Hooge was the scene of almost constant fighting between 1914 & 1917.  Both sides exploded mines beneath the front line trenches here, the evidence of which, as you will see, still exists among the trees to the … Continue reading

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