Category Archives: The Menin Road

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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Along the River Lys: The Franco-Belgian Border Part Six – Geluwe War Memorial & William Thomas Leggett Memorial

Geluwe, like the other towns we have visited, was occupied by the Germans for most of the First World War, and, again like the others, was totally destroyed during the course of it.

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