A Tour of Langemark Part Five – Langemark German War Cemetery

On the northern outskirts of Langemark, this is one of only four German Great War cemeteries to be found today in Belgian Flanders. Continue reading

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A Tour of Langemark Part Four – The 20th Light Division Memorial

The 20th Light Division was established in September 1914 as part of K2, the second of the Army Groups raised following Kitchener’s call to arms on being appointed Minister for War on 5th August, the day following the outbreak of war. Continue reading

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A Tour of Langemark Part Three – Steenbeek Albertina Marker

On the western outskirts of Langemark we find one of the two dozen Albertina markers erected in 1984 to commemorate the death of King Albert fifty years earlier, each with its own inscription, in this case, ‘Eind-offensief Steenbeek – 28 September 1918’. Continue reading

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A Tour of Langemark Part Two – Cement House Cemetery

Cement House Cemetery, three quarters of a mile south west of the village of Langemark-Poelkapelle, is, apart from a handful of British cemeteries clustered along the Channel Coast near Nieuwpoort, one of the most northern of the CWGC cemeteries to be found in Belgian Flanders. Continue reading

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A Tour of Langemark Part One – The Welsh Memorial Park & Hedd Wyn Plaque

The Welsh dragon that stands atop the memorial in the new Welsh Memorial Park,  opened in 2014, on the road between Pilckem and Langemark. Continue reading

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The Menin Gate – The Executed Soldiers & the Crucified Canadian

The Menin Gate. Continue reading

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The Menin Gate – The Victoria Cross Recipients

The Menin Gate, lit up at night, Monday 14th May 2018. Continue reading

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