French Flanders: Armentières, Nieppe & Steenwerck Part Eight – Steenwerck War Memorial

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Steenwerck war memorial. Continue reading

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French Flanders: Armentières, Nieppe & Steenwerck Part Seven – Steenwerck German Military Cemetery

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As we head towards Steenwerck, our next stop finds us at the German Cemetery named after the commune. Continue reading

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French Flanders: Armentières, Nieppe & Steenwerck Part Six – Trois Arbres Cemetery

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Leaving the Armentières-Bailleul road, and taking the southern turn-off from Pont-d’Achelles, after a short distance we reach Trois Arbres Cemetery, where over 1,700 British soldiers are now buried or commemorated. Continue reading

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French Flanders: Armentières, Nieppe & Steenwerck Part Five – Pont-d’Achelles Military Cemetery

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No more than a mile up the Bailleul road from Nieppe, this is Pont-d’Achelles Military Cemetery. Continue reading

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French Flanders: Armentières, Nieppe & Steenwerck Part Four – Nieppe War Memorial

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Before we leave Nieppe we shall naturally pay our respects at the village war memorial. Continue reading

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French Flanders: Armentières, Nieppe & Steenwerck Part Three – Nieppe Communal Cemetery

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A short distance north west of Pont-de-Nieppe, we arrive in the town of Nieppe itself. Continue reading

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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 many stories to tell, one of which I promised I would post a link to here, so without further ado, check out Johan’s excellent website concerning a project very close to his heart. Continue reading

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