Category Archives: The Menin Road

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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The Menin Road – 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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The Menin Road – Hill 62 Museum Trenches

Shells and shell holes. Trenches. Even shattered tree stumps, now a shrine for tourists or pilgrims. These trenches appear to be part of the British front line system as it wound its way through the southern part of Sanctuary Wood … Continue reading

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The Menin Road – The Craters at Hooge

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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The Menin Road – Hooge Crater Cemetery

Now this is not the definitive tour of Hooge Crater Cemetery.  It’s not actually a tour of the cemetery at all, because although I have visited twice, on both occasions, for different reasons, I was unable to take many photographs.  … Continue reading

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Hill 62

This view from the Canadian Memorial on Hill 62 looks north west across what was once the British forward area, towards the spires of Ieper (Ypres) on the horizon.  From these low yet commanding ridges to the east and south … Continue reading

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