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Background imageImages Dated 1st June 2020: Khaki Chums Christmas Truce Cross, St Yvon, Belgium

Khaki Chums Christmas Truce Cross, St Yvon, Belgium
At Christmas 1914, over the 24th/25th December, a truce was held here between the 1st Battalion the Warwickshire Regiment and the 7th Bavarians in which Bruce Bairnsfaher took part

Background imageImages Dated 1st June 2020: Fokker F.XII PH-AII

Fokker F.XII PH-AII Ibis (msn 5301) of KLM at Croydon Airport. First registered on 16 April 1932 (certificate 2.112). Sold in the UK 31 January36 as G-ADZK. Date: circa 1934

Background imageImages Dated 1st June 2020: Memorial to Harry Patch, the last British Veteran

Memorial to Harry Patch, the last British Veteran
This memorial was privately erected by Harry Patch to remember those with whom he served in the 7th Battalion DCLI. It is placed on the edge of the Steenbeek stream across which at dawn

Background imageImages Dated 1st June 2020: Poet and Doctor Colonel John McCrae Memorial

Poet and Doctor Colonel John McCrae Memorial
McCrae, who served in the Boer War, is popularly remembered as the author of what is probably the best-known poem of the First World War -In Flanders Fields

Background imageImages Dated 1st June 2020: Sherwood Foresters Memorial, Passchendaele Museum

Sherwood Foresters Memorial, Passchendaele Museum
The memorial is on the outside wall of the Museum and was presented to the Commune of Zonnebeke (in which the Museum lies)

Background imageImages Dated 1st June 2020: Christmas 1914 Football Match Statues, Messines - Mesen

Christmas 1914 Football Match Statues, Messines - Mesen
This life sized statue of a German and a British soldier shaking hands over a football, was sculpted by Andy Edwards and was unveiled on 22 December 2015

Background imageImages Dated 1st June 2020: Unveiling the Christmas Truce Memorial, Frelinghien

Unveiling the Christmas Truce Memorial, Frelinghien
The most fully documented Christmas Truce story of 1914 took place between the 2nd Royal Welch Fusiliers and the Saxon 133rd Infantry Regiment plus the Prussian 6th Jager Battalion at Frelinghien

Background imageImages Dated 1st June 2020: Field Gun outside the TJaegershof Restaurant

Field Gun outside the TJaegershof Restaurant
The restaurant has a small but interesting museum which is concerned with the activities nearby, including the St Sixtus Abbey

Background imageImages Dated 1st June 2020: Charing Cross Dressing Station bunkers, Ploegsteert

Charing Cross Dressing Station bunkers, Ploegsteert
These are close by the Plugstreet Experience 14-18 (Interpretation Centre) and served the Dressing Station which, like many of the sites around here, used a series of Central London names

Background imageImages Dated 1st June 2020: Headsone of German Jewish soldier Max Seller, Belgium

Headsone of German Jewish soldier Max Seller, Belgium
The burial is in the CWGC Cemetery, Hyde Park Corner. In this same cemetery is the grave of Private Albert Edward French, a 16 years old who was the subject of a BBC Radio 4 documentary in 1983

Background imageImages Dated 1st June 2020: Ypres Battlefield Markers and signs

Ypres Battlefield Markers and signs
Over the 40 years that we have been writing about these battlefields, there has been many attempts to signpost the places of interest

Background imageImages Dated 1st June 2020: Victims of the First Gas Attack Memorial, Steenstraat

Victims of the First Gas Attack Memorial, Steenstraat
This 15 metres high Cross of Reconciliation, commemorates the victims of the first gas attack of the war made by the Germans on 22 April 1915

Background imageImages Dated 1st June 2020: Handley Page HPR. 7 Dart-Herald G-AODE prototype

Handley Page HPR. 7 Dart-Herald G-AODE prototype
Handley Page HPR.7 Dart-Herald G-AODE (msn 147) 1st prototype, moments before the starboard engine turbine blew up, causing the engine to fall off and the aircraft to catch fire

Background imageImages Dated 1st June 2020: Southend Carnival

Southend Carnival parade, along the sea-front. Date: circa 1955

Background imageImages Dated 1st June 2020: Welsh - Caesars Nose - CWGC Cemetery

Welsh - Caesars Nose - CWGC Cemetery
This small cemetery stands on the site of a German redoubt which was called Fortin 17. Fighting around this area began in 1915

Background imageImages Dated 1st June 2020: Scotts Bunker, Polygon Wood, Belgium

Scotts Bunker, Polygon Wood, Belgium
The bunker is just behind the New Zealand National Memorial, though one needs to climb a small wall to visit it from there

Background imageImages Dated 1st June 2020: Detail of the RWF Christmas Truce Plaque, Frelinghien

Detail of the RWF Christmas Truce Plaque, Frelinghien
The plaque is on the memorial plinth unveiled by the daughter of Frank Richards in 2008. There are also plaques to the German 6th Jaeger Battalion and the 133rd Saxon Infantry Regiment

Background imageImages Dated 1st June 2020: Military Staff and Aides-de-Camp in Queen Victoria s

Military Staff and Aides-de-Camp in Queen Victoria s
Military Staff and Aides-de-Camp in Queen Victorias coronation parade. Equerry of the Crown Stable, Sir George Augustus Quentin, Queens Gentleman Rider, Deputy Adjutant General

Background imageImages Dated 1st June 2020: Queen Victorias State Coach in her coronation procession

Queen Victorias State Coach in her coronation procession
The Queens State Coach with Queen Victoria, Mistress of the Robes, Harriet Duchess of Sutherland, and Master of the Horses, William Charles Keppel, Lord Albemarle

Background imageImages Dated 1st June 2020: Carriage of Princess Mary, , Duchess of Gloucester

Carriage of Princess Mary, , Duchess of Gloucester, the queens aunt, in Queen Victorias coronation parade. Drawn by six bay horses with escort of grooms in livery

Background imageImages Dated 1st June 2020: Carriage of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in

Carriage of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Queen Victorias coronation parade. Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge, was uncle to Queen Victoria, and Princess Augusta of Hesse-Kassel

Background imageImages Dated 1st June 2020: First Carriage of the Royal Household in Queen Victoria s

First Carriage of the Royal Household in Queen Victoria s
First Carriage of the Royal Household in Queen Victorias coronation parade. Two Pages of Honour, James Charles M. Covell Esq. and George A. Cavendish Esq

Background imageImages Dated 1st June 2020: Second Carriage of the Royal Household - Queen Victoria s

Second Carriage of the Royal Household - Queen Victoria s
Second Carriage of the Royal Household in Queen Victorias coronation parade. Two Pages of Honour, Charles Ellice Esq. and Lord Kilmarnock, Two Gentlemen Ushers, Charles Hencage Esq. and the Hon. F

Background imageImages Dated 1st June 2020: Third Carriage of the Royal Household in Queen Victoria s

Third Carriage of the Royal Household in Queen Victoria s
Third Carriage of the Royal Household. in Queen Victorias coronation parade. Two Bedchamber Women, Lady Theresa Digby and Lady Charlotte Copley, Two Grooms in Waiting

Background imageImages Dated 1st June 2020: Fourth Carriage of Royal Household in Queen Victoria s

Fourth Carriage of Royal Household in Queen Victoria s
Fourth Carriage of the Royal Household in Queen Victorias coronation parade. Two Bedchamber Women, Lady Harriet Clive and Lady Caroline Barrintgon, Two Grooms in Waiting, The Hon

Background imageImages Dated 1st June 2020: Fifth Carriage of the Royal Household in Queen Victoria s

Fifth Carriage of the Royal Household in Queen Victoria s
Fifth Carriage of the Royal Household in Queen Victorias coronation parade. Two Maids of Honor, Hon. Miss Rice and Hon. Miss Murray, Groom of the Robes, Captin Francis Seymour, Clerk Marshal, Hon

Background imageImages Dated 1st June 2020: Sixth Carriage of the Royal Household in Queen Victoria s

Sixth Carriage of the Royal Household in Queen Victoria s
Sixth Carriage of the Royal Household in Queen Victorias coronation parade. Two Maids of Honor, Hon. Miss Lister and Hon. Miss Paget, Keeper of the Privy Purse, Sir Henry Wheatley

Background imageImages Dated 1st June 2020: 11th Carriage of the Royal Household in Queen Victoria s

11th Carriage of the Royal Household in Queen Victoria s
11th Carriage of the Royal Household in Queen Victorias coronation parade. Two Bedchamber Ladies, Anne Caulfeild, Countess of Charlemont, and Lady Flora Hastings

Background imageImages Dated 1st June 2020: Mounted Band of the Household Brigade in Queen Victoria s

Mounted Band of the Household Brigade in Queen Victoria s
Mounted Band of the Household Brigade in Queen Victorias coronation parade. Handcoloured aquatint engraving from Fores Correct Representation of the State Procession on the Occasion of the August

Background imageImages Dated 1st June 2020: German bunker, Oosttaverne Wood, Oostaverne

German bunker, Oosttaverne Wood, Oostaverne
This bunker is one that formed part of the German defensive line that was attacked on 7 June 1917, the opening of the Messines prelude to the battle for Passchendaele

Background imageImages Dated 1st June 2020: Memorial to the 49th - West Riding - Division, Essex Farm

Memorial to the 49th - West Riding - Division, Essex Farm
The 49th, a territorial division, came out early in 1915. It had the dubious distinction of being, together with the 6th Division, one of the first to face a phosgene attack

Background imageImages Dated 1st June 2020: Memorial to Sgt Charles Ranginawawahia Sciasia

Memorial to Sgt Charles Ranginawawahia Sciasia
New Zealander Sciasia, born of an Italian father and a Maori mother, played, with his brother John, for the Maori All Blacks in 1913

Background imageImages Dated 1st June 2020: Memorial to New Zealander Leslie Andrew, VC, Warneton

Memorial to New Zealander Leslie Andrew, VC, Warneton
Lance Corporal Andrew, who won his VC at La Bassee when he was 20 years old, went on to serve in WW2 and died, a Brigadier, in January 1969

Background imageImages Dated 1st June 2020: View over Dikkebus Lake, Dickebusch, Belgium

View over Dikkebus Lake, Dickebusch, Belgium
The name Dickebusch means hick forest and dates from the time that this area was dense woodland. The Germans never took the lake, although they reached the water in May 1918

Background imageImages Dated 1st June 2020: Captain Chavasse VC Memorial, Brandhoek Church grounds

Captain Chavasse VC Memorial, Brandhoek Church grounds
This memorial to Noel Chavasse was unveiled on 29 August 1997 in the presence of a delegation of the London Scottish Territorials

Background imageImages Dated 1st June 2020: The Indian Memorial, Menin Gate Ramparts, Ypres

The Indian Memorial, Menin Gate Ramparts, Ypres
This white stone memorial was unveiled on 10 November 2002 as part of the Flanders India 2002 Partnership Year by Major-General A.J. Bajwa, who had come all the way from India for the ceremony

Background imageImages Dated 1st June 2020: Memorial to poet and musician Ivor Gurney, Belgium

Memorial to poet and musician Ivor Gurney, Belgium
Similar in design to those for Ledwidge and Chavasse, the memorial was unveiled on 12 September 2007, the initiative of Piet Chielens and the Friends of the In Flanders Fields Museum

Background imageImages Dated 1st June 2020: Ypres Ramparts CWGC Cemetery seen across the moat

Ypres Ramparts CWGC Cemetery seen across the moat
The earliest settlement in this area is thought to have been near Langemarck in about AD960 and gradually a cluster of villages grew up around the Yperlee

Background imageImages Dated 1st June 2020: Memorial Plaque for Little Talbot House - Ypres, Belgium

Memorial Plaque for Little Talbot House - Ypres, Belgium
This is on the wall of No 83 Rijselstraat in Ypres and marks the site of the little brother of Talbot House (Toc H) which opened on 13 November 1917

Background imageImages Dated 1st June 2020: Plaque to Captain J J Crowe VC, Nieuwkerke Hospice

Plaque to Captain J J Crowe VC, Nieuwkerke Hospice
The final German attempt to break through to the Channel ports, known as the Fourth Battle of Ypres, had initial success

Background imageImages Dated 1st June 2020: Australian 5th Division Memorial, Polygon Wood

Australian 5th Division Memorial, Polygon Wood
The memorial stands on the old rifle buttes and overlooks both the Polygon Wood CWGC Cemetery and the New Zealand National Memorial

Background imageImages Dated 1st June 2020: Australian Road to Passchendaele Marker Stone

Australian Road to Passchendaele Marker Stone
The Third Battle of Ypres, generally referred to as Passchendaele began on 31 July 1917 and staggered on in dreadful weather conditions until it floundered in mud and resulted in some 300

Background imageImages Dated 1st June 2020: Memorial to 15th Battalion Canadian Highlanders

Memorial to 15th Battalion Canadian Highlanders
This bronze plaque, mounted in a brick plinth, records the part played by the 15th on the Gravenstafel Ridge during the Second Battle of Ypres (the Gas Attacks)

Background imageImages Dated 1st June 2020: Memorial Plaque to Ypres Civilians WW1 and WW2

Memorial Plaque to Ypres Civilians WW1 and WW2
This is beside the main Ypres War Memorial which is just outside the Cloth Hall. On the other side of the memorial is a plaque to the Belgian 13th Field Artillery. Date: 2016

Background imageImages Dated 1st June 2020: The Two at Pervyse with Shot the dog memorial, Ypres

The Two at Pervyse with Shot the dog memorial, Ypres
This memorial is in the garden of the Ariane Hotel in Ypres. The Two is the title given to two extrordinary British laidies, Elsie Knocker and Mairie Chisholm

Background imageImages Dated 1st June 2020: Chairman of the Ypres Last Post Committee with bugles

Chairman of the Ypres Last Post Committee with bugles
The Ceremony of the Last Post, in which firemen buglers play the Last Post under the Menin Gate at 8pm each night is, in its simplicity, one of the most moving acts of Remembrance in the world

Background imageImages Dated 1st June 2020: Canadian Rifles and VCs Memorials, Passchendaele

Canadian Rifles and VCs Memorials, Passchendaele
Three flat black marble plaques mark the part played by the 3rd Canadian Division, the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles and the 3rd (Toronto)

Background imageImages Dated 1st June 2020: The Australian Diggers Memorial, Plugstreet Experience

The Australian Diggers Memorial, Plugstreet Experience
The 14-18 Experience Museum was opened on 9 November 2013 and on that day a splendid bas relief of Australian miners digging underground was unveiled. It was donated by Ross J



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