A Peaceful Christmas to One and All


Snowy Flanders fields, north east of Zillebeke lake.  Happy Christmas everyone.  Thanks for tuning in this year.  This little site has been up and running for five years now, but it would all be a little pointless without you lot.  As far as 2016 is concerned, we shall continue our travels in French Flanders, later visiting Fromelles and Nieppe, as well as a considerable number of cemeteries to the north and north east of Ieper that I have yet to show you.  Plus some more Somme stuff.  Hopefully it will keep you informed and entertained.  So from Baldrick and me, hope 2015 was a good one, and hope 2016 is even better.  Cheers!

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12 Responses to A Peaceful Christmas to One and All

  1. MrBob says:

    Happy Christmas to you both. It’s always a nice moment when I get a notification through from you. I’ve been visiting France and Belgium for the last couple of years, and love it when you post about somewhere I’ve been. I really enjoy the extra stories that you add to the cemetery or individual men, so long may it continue. Thanks

    • Magicfingers says:

      Happy New Year MrBob. And if I may say so, I am so pleased that you enjoy the ‘extra stories’, ‘cos that’s why I write them. Your comment made my day.

  2. Chris from Belgium says:

    Thank you for a year of interesting information and photos.
    It’s just depressing to read above “a considerable number of cemeteries to the north and north east of Ieper that I have yet to show you”.
    It was a terrible war, I think no one present can imagine the horror!

    Anyway, I’m wishing you a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2016!

  3. Happy Christmas and thank you for all the pictures.


  4. Filip says:

    All the best for 2016!

  5. joe says:

    Merry Christmas

    Best wishes


  6. Susan says:

    Just discovered your fascinating site while researching my g-uncle Tom Hiller’s WW1 war experience. I love the photos and appreciate the captions that explain in detail what I’m seeing. Many thanks for your hard work.

    In case you’re interested, Thomas Henry Hiller was a member of the 4th CMR and captured 2 Jun 1916 during the Battle of Mt. Sorrel – he had just turned 18 in March (yes, like many others he had lied about his age to enlist). He survived 2 1/2 years as a POW in Germany. He was a wonderful man – very civic minded and lived an active life until his death at age 97.

    Wishing you a Happy New Year!

    • Magicfingers says:

      Hello Susan. Welcome aboard! Glad you like the site and thanks for telling us about Thomas Hiller. We are always interested in such things. And I presume you have tried putting ‘Mount Sorrel’ in the search box?

      Happy New Year to you too.

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