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The 19th Division's Battle of Messines, A Battlefield Route

Today marks the anniversary of the Battle of Messines, a battle I have always had a particular interest in. One of my most distinct memories from my first battlefields tour aged 13 is standing on the Messines Ridge between Spa…

Ten Small Cemeteries not to Miss on the Western Front #BattlefieldTopTen

While we may not be travelling anywhere at this time, here is my list of ten cemeteries you may have missed while visiting the Western Front. All of them are small, with less than 100 graves, representing more intimate resting p…

My Top Ten Places to Visit in Ypres

Following on from my recent post of my top ten places to visit on the Somme battlefields, this post looks at the must-see places in the Ypres Salient. I'm sure to have missed several important places, so tell me your sug…

My Top Ten Places to Visit on the Somme #BattlefieldTopTen

In the first of a new series for my blog, this article looks at ten of the must-visit places for any battlefield tourist going to the Somme. As with any list, there are sure to be interesting places I miss off. Add your own in…

Autumn Battlefields 2019 - Day Seven: South of the Somme

Continuing on from yesterday morning's theme, today I drove south onto the French front, this time going below the River Somme. On the way I stopped at a couple of CWGC cemeteries. The first was Bronfay Farm Military …