Category Archives: French Flanders

French Flanders: Neuve Chapelle Part Three – Neuve-Chapelle British Cemetery

There’s a track down the left edge of this cornfield, and beyond, some trees on the horizon that we’ve seen before, if from the other side. 

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French Flanders: Neuve Chapelle Part Two – Neuve-Chapelle Farm Cemetery

Soldiers of the Corn. 

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French Flanders: Neuve Chapelle Part One – Euston Post Cemetery

We begin the second half of this tour around a mile or so down the road from our last stop, Pont-du-Hem Military Cemetery, at what is not really much more than a scattering of graves by the roadside.  I say … Continue reading

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French Flanders: From Laventie to Neuve Chapelle Part Nine – Pont-du-Hem Military Cemetery

This is Pont-du-Hem Military Cemetery, the largest of the cemeteries we shall be visiting in either part of our current tour.

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French Flanders: From Laventie to Neuve Chapelle Part Eight – Rue-du-Bacquerot No.1 Military Cemetery

Spot the Cross of Sacrifice.

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French Flanders: From Laventie to Neuve Chapelle Part Seven – Fauquissart Military Cemetery

Fauquissart Military Cemetery, five hundred yards south west of the crossroads at the centre of present-day Fauquissart, is a small, oblong, cemetery with widely spaced headstones that you just know on arrival will be a tricky one to photograph, at … Continue reading

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French Flanders: From Laventie to Neuve Chapelle Part Six – Laventie German Military Cemetery

This somewhat sombre German cemetery – you could say they all are – began as a Battle of the Lys burial ground at the start of Operation Georgette on 9th April 1918, and was used until the German retreat four … Continue reading

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