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Sites of Battle of Ypres an Hill 62

A travel blog entry by yake

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... videotaped the ceremony thank goodness! I will share with you later. The Menin Gate - is a memorial to all British and commonwealth soldiers (except New Zealand and Newfoundland) that have no known grave - over 55,000!!! The ceremony has taken place every evening at 8pm since 1927 - except during German occupation during WWII. It was standing room only at the ceremony this evening Looong day - looking forward to bed ...

Met a man who owns biggest crater...and much more

A travel blog entry by buckgw

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... we had dinner with him and some of his volunteers. Fascinating.

Here is the link to the site...http://www.lochnagarcrater.org
After leaving Albert we went past quite a few more Commonwealth war cemeteries.....I am amazed how many there are! A stop at one for David and Lynn Smart that is definitely the most peaceful. Most are in the middle of ...

Day 8 - Memorials & Yummy Aussies

A travel blog entry by cusan

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... Uncle Cliff’s name on the Ploegstreet Memorial. Cliff was my maternal Gran’s younger brother who served with the Monmouthshire Regiment. On the 12th April 1918 a large German attack took place along the front of the 88th Brigade from Stenwick station to Rue du Sac ( near Bailleul and Nieuwkerke) The Monmouthshire regiment held the line but suffered heavy losses A lot of the men were wounded or killed by mortar and machine gun fire .The ...

Flanders Fields

A travel blog entry by roxietaylor

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... a day that had gone to plan at all, but I am very glad it got to experience it.

The
plan was to leave Bruges the next day and head into Germany, but we had
a problem, we could not find two beds in a hostel in Germany, everthing
was full. It was Saturday night and the Christmas markets are popular.
So after some stress and finding two beds at another hostel in Bruges we
decided to spend another night and hire some bikes to have a look
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And now we lie, in Flanders fields

A travel blog entry by gallopmonkey

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... The sad thing to remember is that, even though cemeteries dot the Flanders countryside, there are still tens of thousands of men who have no known resting place. Many probably drowned in mud - two out of every three ANZAC in the area died, many falling into muddy craters and others being afraid to drag them out lest they too get sucked down - and many others were likely blown into unrecognizable pieces and vanished. On the road near Tyne Cot stands ...

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