Category Archives: The Road to Passchendaele – Third Ypres 1917

The Road to Passchendaele – Enemy Dispositions Maps

Two maps you will, I think, find of interest.  These are British 1:40,000 scale maps, prepared by army intelligence and issued, stamped confidential, during the last weeks of the Battle of Passchendaele.  They show the progress made so far and, … Continue reading

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The Road to Passchendaele Addendum – Broodseinde War Memorial

The war memorial in the village of Broodseinde, just a few hundred yards north east of the much larger town of Zonnebeke.

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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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