Category Archives: World War II

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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Arras – The Resistance Memorial

Night time in the Grand Place, Arras.

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Tweedmouth Cemetery – World War II

The Second World War burials are nearly all in the newer part of the cemetery, beyond the pillars that flank the roadway in the distance. The cemetery has other stories to tell:       As I said at the start … Continue reading

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