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WW1 Memorial tour Flanders
« on: November 13, 2018, 09:00:16 PM »
Tomorrow, November 14th I will start a WW1 Memorial tour in Flanders Belgium.
100 years ago on November 11th 1918 the Armistice of Compiègne was signed which stopped the fighting but the war itself ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed June 28th 1919.
The trip will start in Ypres, Belgium and will include Memorial sites, Cemeteries of all armies, WW1 landmarks and museums.
Pictures coming later.
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Re: WW1 Memorial tour Flanders
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2018, 09:52:19 PM »
*Originally Posted by TRITIGEX [+]
but the war itself ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed June 28th 1919.

But didn't come into effect until 10th Jan 1920  :038:

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Re: WW1 Memorial tour Flanders
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2018, 10:25:29 PM »
Have a great time, ive been there the last 2 years and have loved it. Very moving.

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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2018, 10:28:34 PM »
 :821: what a beautiful trip
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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2018, 12:38:07 PM »
I have been in these areas and in the Somme. I will have to go back again and again. There is so much to see and reflect on.

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« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2018, 06:46:26 PM »
A lot of my father’s side of the family were in the First World War. It was one of these great uncles pictured I think, there were a good few of them. He was assigned to the machine gun corp, which was all new-fangled and modern at the time. He went to the front, set up his machine gun with his buddy and got shot in the neck before he had fired a single shot. Miraculously he survived and was shipped back home. He never went back due to his injuries and that was his total involvement, half an hour on the front. My grandfather said he considered himself lucky as not all made it back of course, unbelievable times.  I must do that trip, never have.


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Re: WW1 Memorial tour Flanders
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2018, 05:05:15 PM »
Some pictures from our WW1 Memorial trip in West Flanders last week.
At Tyne Cott and Artillery Wood cemeteries
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« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2018, 05:08:03 PM »
Some more,  the French massgrave at Kemmelberg, the Brooding Soldier and the "Dodengang" at Diksmuide along the Yzer river
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Re: WW1 Memorial tour Flanders
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2018, 05:28:14 PM »
*Originally Posted by XCaTel [+]
A lot of my father’s side of the family were in the First World War. It was one of these great uncles pictured I think, there were a good few of them. He was assigned to the machine gun corp, which was all new-fangled and modern at the time. He went to the front, set up his machine gun with his buddy and got shot in the neck before he had fired a single shot. Miraculously he survived and was shipped back home. He never went back due to his injuries and that was his total involvement, half an hour on the front. My grandfather said he considered himself lucky as not all made it back of course, unbelievable times.  I must do that trip, never have.
Your grandfather was extremely lucky!
We could not complete the whole of the planned tour. We took our time at many sites to let it all sink in. Especially at Paschendale Museum, the Yzer Toren and Talbot House. Consequently we ran out of time and missed Irish and US cemeteries.

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Re: WW1 Memorial tour Flanders
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2018, 05:29:47 PM »
May they all rest in peace...

Thank you for sharing these pictures  :028:
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