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I Prefer a Blond (but don’t tell the Missus)

Spent the afternoon photographing some local war memorials and churchyards that I hadn’t got around to visiting yet, and am now settling down in the Man-Cave to watch the Champions League Final.  With a beer.

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The Road to Passchendaele Part Fourteen – Passchendaele New British Cemetery

We arrive at Passchendaele New British Cemetery beneath a glooming sky.

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The Road to Passchendaele Part Thirteen – The Passchendaele Memorial

The Passchendaele Memorial can be found in the south western suburbs of Passchendaele, a small town now, as it extends along the various roads that meet in its centre.

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The Road to Passchendaele Part Twelve – Passchendaele Village & War Memorial

Passchendaele, or Passendale, as the village is now called, church.

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The Road to Passchendaele Part Eleven – 85th Canadian Infantry Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders) Memorial

Up on the Passchendaele Ridge, this memorial to the 85th Canadian Infantry Battalion, the Nova Scotia Highlanders, can be found in the fields where they fought in the last days of October 1917.

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The Road to Passchendaele Part Ten – The New Zealand Memorial, ‘sGraventafel & a brief stop at Tyne Cot Cemetery

The New Zealand Memorial at s’Graventafel is one of a number of similarly styled New Zealand memorials along the Western Front that commemorate actions involving the  New Zealand Division, sited on or near the battlefields where they fought.

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The Road to Passchendaele Part Nine – Dochy Farm New British Cemetery

31st July 2017 will mark exactly one hundred years since the start of the Third Battle of Ypres, the Battle of Passchendaele as it is popularly known.  In advance of that anniversary, this post, and the following five, will complete … Continue reading

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