Category Archives: World War II

From Dickebusch Lake to St. Eloi Part Six – Bus House Cemetery

A beautiful Flanders day, and a cemetery.  Perfect! 

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The Dunkirk Memorial to the Missing & Dunkirk Town Cemetery

Entrance to the Commonwealth War Graves section of Dunkirk Town Cemetery. 

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Esquelmes War Cemetery

We are now heading through France towards the Channel coast and Dunkirk, but on our way, our schedule includes a stop to pay our respects to some of the men whose bravery held up the Germans in May 1940, and … Continue reading

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Mouscron – The Carrier Memorial at Risquons-Tout

On 25th May 1940, on the western outskirts of Mouscron, at the little village, at the time, of Risquons-Tout, the 1st Bn. East Surrey Regiment fought a minor defensive battle before continuing the retreat towards Dunkirk. 

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The Wizernes Bunker Complex – La Coupole

So, we have a huge concrete dome structure up on a hill which, whatever its purpose, doesn’t look quite right, does it?

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La Plaine Au Bois – The Wormhoudt Massacre

Now, there’s a peaceful, pastoral, scene for you.

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World War II in Flanders Fields

Twenty nine months on, and at last I found myself back on the battlefields again. 

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