The Rum Jar Bed & Breakfast

Address: Elverdingestraat 69, Ypres, West Flanders, Belgium | B&B
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Travel Blogs from Ypres

Spine tingling Ypres

A travel blog entry by suepeter on Feb 08, 2015

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... that was only discovered recently. It was part of the Yorkshire offensive and is currently being restored. We then stopped at a place called Essex Farm. It is the exact location that John McCrae wrote In Flanders Fields. It was in a series of bunkers that were used by the Canadian troops as a hospital. The bunkers have been restored along with a memorial cemetery. At Ypres itself there is a ...

Fierce Fighting From Fromelles

A travel blog entry by mfhshistory on Jan 15, 2015

3 comments, 43 photos

... between 1915 and 1918 who visited and rested in its rooms.

I left Poperinge with a quote hanging in my mind from the walls of the house: "War is an ageing profession. The boys' faces grow old before their time, and even the children forget their game" (Tubby 13th May 1918 - The proprietor of Talbot House)

After visiting Poperinge we made our way to Ypres (Ieper). The town itself is very quaint, with many buildings (although rebuilt after the ...

In Flanders Fields

A travel blog entry by pwhalen on Oct 13, 2014

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... cemetries.

We'd been advised to arrive at Menin Gate well before the 8pm playing of the Last Post. After walking through the town, chose a pub close by to wait out of the wind before joining the hundreds who seemed to have appeared from nowhere. As part of the 100 year rememberances, british schools were allowed to send two representatives to lay a wreath at Menin Gate. Those laying wreaths were ...


A travel blog entry by alhngjh on Sep 16, 2014

... look at the Louvre Lens gallery , a satellite of the Paris one with a permanent exhibition of art through the ages with exhibits from the main gallery and a temporary one of art in war , just when you thought too much war was barely enough ! We drove through miles of habitation to Fromelle and had a quick look at the new cemetery where some of the soldiers from mass graves are now interred , if there is one consistent theme of the battles of WW1 poor ...

"He is not missing. He is here."

A travel blog entry by pyoung on Aug 28, 2014

6 comments, 12 photos

... magic in the all-too-brief Christmas truce.

The most personal experience of all came close to the museum's exit. I logged into one final computer and found screen after screen of fallen men who shared my surname. Could some of them have been distant British or Canadian relatives, lost on a broken branch of my family tree? Could my life have been different if they had lived?

After ...

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