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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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The Road to Passchendaele Part Eight – Polygon Wood: Scott Post

Buttes New British Cemetery, the New Zealand Memorial, and the 5th Australian Division Memorial, seen from within Polygon Wood.

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The Road to Passchendaele Part Seven – Polygon Wood: Buttes New British Cemetery, the 5th Australian Division Memorial & the New Zealand Memorial

A walled avenue leads into Polygon Wood, the memorial to the 5th Australian Division on top of the Butte in the distance.

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The Road to Passchendaele Part Six Update – A Return to St. Julien Dressing Station Cemetery

Ah well, here we go again.  Typical Flanders weather.  The signpost says St-Juliaan (St. Julien during the war), if you can see it through the spray.

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Anzac’s Rest

While we were visiting Polygon Wood during last weekend’s Flanders trip, I decided it was high time I introduced myself to a certain Johan Vandewalle, who runs this bar near the north western corner of the wood.  Now Johan has … Continue reading

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O Lucky Man

You want to know what the weather was like in Flanders today?  Allow me to introduce you to the first clouds of the day, as the sun sets over Polygon Wood Cemetery.  A mere 710 photos taken on day uno … Continue reading

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