Category Archives: Along the River Lys: Comines, Wervik, Geluwe & Menen

Along the River Lys: The Franco-Belgian Border Part Four – Wervicq-Sud War Memorial

South of the river, in Wervicq-Sud, this French memorial mourns the dead of two World Wars.

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Along the River Lys: The Franco-Belgian Border Part Three – Wervik War Memorial

Following the Lys north east, after a couple of miles we arrive in Wervik, another town that, like Comines, straddles the river.  This is the war memorial in the northern, Belgian part of Wervik, and like all of these memorials … Continue reading

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Along the River Lys: The Franco-Belgian Border Part Two – Comines Communal Cemetery

North of the river, in the Belgian section of Comines, the Commonwealth Plot in Comines Communal Cemetery bears witness to the severity of the now largely-forgotten fighting that took place in the vicinity in late May 1940.  During the subsequent German occupation, one hundred men, … Continue reading

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Along the River Lys: The Franco-Belgian Border Part One – Comines War Memorial

From just west of the town of Menen, some ten miles south east of Ypres (Ieper), the River Leie (better known to those with an interest in the First World War by its French name, the River Lys) forms the border between … Continue reading

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