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Essex Farm Cemetery, Flanders, Belgium

This is not a Christian Cross but the military cross of valor

History of the cemetery

The cemetery

Grave stone of an 15 year old soldier

Grave stone of the man who wrote "In Flanders Fields"

The poem "In Flanders Fields"

The Welsh Cemetery

When the grave stones are close together, it means all those men...

Grave stones

The men who died of all of the colonies of Great Britain...

Map indicating where the trenches were and the dug outs are

One of the bunkers near this cemetery. The soldiers were buried where...

Trenches near this cemetery

A weapon especially designed for trench warfare.

One of the four German cemeteries

German cemetery. Note the black tombstones as opposed to the white ones...

Flemish countryside

Tribute at Menin Gate

Scottish bag pipers at Menin Gate

Menin Gate

Menin Gate

Menin Gate

The Atlantic Wall

The Atlantic Wall

The Atlantic Wall

The Atlantic Wall

The Atlantic Wall

The Atlantic Wall

The Atlantic Wall

The Atlantic Wall

The Atlantic Wall

The Atlantic Wall

The Atlantic Wall

The Atlantic Wall

The Atlantic Wall

Bunker along the Atlantic Wall built by the Germans

Position for an artillery piece on the Atlantic Wall

The Atlantic Wall

The Atlantic Wall

Countryside behind the Atlantic Wall

Happier days after WWI and WWII

Canal trip back to Bruges

Canal trip back to Bruges

Canal trip back to Bruges

Canal trip back to Bruges


This is a continuation of the pictures from Bruges and Flanders Fields.

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