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Essex Farm Cemetery  
   

Essex Farm Cemetery

John McCrae worked as a field Doctor and it was here that he wrote his famous poem, “In Flanders Fields”
France 2018

May 20th 2018
It has been a busy three days as we drove from Paris to Belgium and then back to France to visit the World War 1 cemeteries and memorials. Ypres (pronounced e- pers) is about a 2 hours drive from Paris and we finally had some more seasonable weather, although there was still a chill in the air. Our 2 night stay in Ypres included the ceremony at the Menin Gate and a tour next day of some of the war ... read more
Europe » Belgium » West Flanders » Ypres

Belgian Flag Belgium became independent from the Netherlands in 1830 and was occupied by Germany during World Wars I and II. It has prospered in the past half century as a modern, technologically advanced European state and member of NATO and the EU. Tensions bet... ... read more
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