Diksmuidsestraat 26, Ypres, West Flanders, 8900, Belgium | 3 star villa
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Sites of Battle of Ypres an Hill 62

A travel blog entry by yake


... 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 ...

The western front

A travel blog entry by kerri.hobman

... to the wellington quarry museum which is named after nzs tunnelers who dug all the tunnels under arac which allowed the allies to attack from the german frontline on the day of a big attack. the tunnels were so massive they needed a map system to stop them getting lost and many tunneks were named after the nz city the tunnelers came from. I had been planning to find a way to my great great uncles grave on the saturday but my tour guide offered to take me there as part of the ...

In Flanders Fields

A travel blog entry by themaggiej


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  • We have also visited the Menin Gate in Ypres on the 3 nights we have been here. It is here where every evening at 8 pm, the Last Post has been played since 1928 in appreciation of the efforts of the allied forces in helping to fight off the Germans. The Menin Gate is the site of the memorial to ...

  • Our own Trench experience & Hill 60

    A travel blog entry by goweregypt


    ... fighters who were being transported by the Nazis. The facts are hazy but they were both shot at this spot and found the next day by locals. They may have tried to escape while waiting for a train or were simply executed whilst stopped. Further into the wood was a 2nd mine crater, Caterpillar Crater, one of 19 mines detonated on the one day. It was filled with water and was so peaceful under the trees which made it even more moving.
    We continued on to Canadalaan, to ...

    Bullecourt, Vimy, Fromelles

    A travel blog entry by goweregypt


    ... usually easy to follow (good to have the ipad maps as well as a check). The co-ordinates are on most of the sites on the internet.
    We drove into Belgium - just a sign beside the road with the EU circle of stars symbol and Belgie & Belgique under it. It was interesting to note that in northern France there were no individual farm houses amongst the extensive fields. The huge barns were beside their homes in the villages. In Belgium there are ...

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    This 3 star villa, located on Diksmuidsestraat 26, Ypres, is near In Flanders Fields Museum, Flanders Battlefield Tours, and Over The Top Tours.
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