WW1 Belgium

Fighting came to Ypres in October 1914 when German cavalry entered the old medieval city and for the next two months fighting raged here as the Allies blocked the German ‘Race to the Sea’. The so-called ‘Immortal Salient’ was born; a narrow curve in the line with Ypres at its centre where the war raged almost non-stop for much of the next four years. One in four of the British and Commonwealth soldiers who died in the war fell at Ypres and as early as 1919 it became a place of pilgrimage; and still is with the moving Last Post Ceremony every evening.

2 Comments on “WW1 Belgium

  1. Hi Paul
    I’m going to Ypes and the Menin gate in early March and it looks like the main day will be a Sunday. Can you recommend whats the best day tour for 2 of us (north and south salient etc) and a group/guide who know their stuff for us?

    Thanks
    Paul

  2. Hello Paul, I am Frank Worley DCM’s grandson and noted on Twitter via a Google search that you had contacted James Sainsbury at Worthing Museum about Frank’s medals. I don’t do twitter but thought I’d get in contact as I did a fair bit of work on Edmund Blunden and Frank’s relationship for the 2018 commemoration and I grew very fond of the story which I felt might be of wider interest
    Very best,
    Tim

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