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WW1 trenches at Hill 62 and Sanctuary Wood Battle of Ypres taking place in Belgium

First World War battlefields of Ypres and the Somme - Tyne Cot. You don't truly understand how massive this cemetery is until you see it from the

Visiting Flanders Fields - Belgian Battlefields.

Menenpoort, Ypres, Belgium, here, every evening at 8, The Last Post is played here by a clarion player since 1929 (except 1940-1944)

Menin Gate, Ypres: to see so many names of those who lost their lives is a humbling experience, to have the honour of playing here is an experience I cherish and one I will never forget.

Ypres, Belgium, WW1. On 20th Sept 1917, day 1 of the Battle of the Menin Rd, just outside Ypres, my g-g-uncle was killed fighting with the 20th Australian infantry battalion. He has no known grave is commemorated on the Menin Gate memorial.

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Tyne Cot Cemetery

Tyne Cot Cemetry, Passchendaele, Belgium. A very moving place to visit. So many men killed in such a short space of time.

I'll be accompanying some of the students from my school on a history trip to Ypres and a few other World War 1 battlefields in a few weeks' time. Obviously, they'd much rather be learning chemistr...