And Still Men Die

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Spare a thought, good people, for the two workers killed earlier today when a shell exploded on a construction site near Ieper (Ypres), and of their injured colleagues, one of whom is now in hospital fighting for his life. The Great War still claims victims to this day.

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St. Quentin Cabaret Military Cemetery

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St. Quentin Cabaret Military Cemetery. Continue reading

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La Plus Douve Farm Cemetery

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On the south side of La Plus Douve Farm the second of the two cemeteries here… Continue reading

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Ration Farm (La Plus Douve) Annexe

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Half a mile east of Wulvergem, just south of the road that leads towards Messines (now Mesen), this farm down in the valley of the River Douve plays host to two CWGC cemeteries. Continue reading

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Night Comes In

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Spot the Cross of Sacrifice.  Sunset at Ration Farm (La Plus Douve) Annexe.

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Flanders Fields, January 2014

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Flanders report, 24-27 January 2014:  Over the course of the weekend Baldrick and I visited 22 cemeteries… Continue reading

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So What Are You Up To This Weekend?

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Me, I shall be slipping and sliding around the soggy fields of Flanders.  By this time tomorrow evening it is reasonable to assume that Baldrick and I will have quaffed (more than) a beer or two whilst discussing our plans for Friday.  Can’t wait.

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