We started our cemeteries tour here and this really brings it home. The dressing stations and where a journey begins (or ends) so sad and moving. L&J
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We were in the area for a few days and visited Essex farm cemetery which really was very sad. The site also includes bunkers that were used as the site was a dressing station for the wounded,there is also a grave of one of the...More
Very moving. Definitely worth a visit to see the dressing station, the location where John McRae wrote ‘in Flanders fields’, graves of soldiers - including one poor young 15 year old, but also to understand why some graves are spread out, some bunched together and...More
This cemetery houses one of the youngest casualties of the great war. There is a VC holders headstone and the cemetary is next to the bunker where the Canadian Doctor John Mcrae wrote the poem "In Flanders Fields"
Our guide from frontaal tours explained that the headstones were unevenly spaced as this cemetery was "laid out" during the war, and during the battle. Most names of the deceased are known as a dressing station was part of the site.
Beautiful and well maintained cemetery It puts the staggering losses in comprehension. This is important to see to begin to understand the immense loss and sacrifice of so many kids.
WWI dressing station and tribute to John McCrae who wrote the poem, In Flanders Field. The cemetery sits at the "front line".
This is another "must see" for any history buff. The cemetery is in a beautiful setting and very well maintained.
A special place where you are so close to those who died and even where they died.You stand yards from the "fromnt" and can walk into the dressing station where their final moments were spent before the end.It is not a haunted place but really...More