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Day 5 – Part 2: The Dusk Ceremony at Polygon Wood

Having attended the morning ceremony at Tyne Cot, the cuzzies departed for Ypres and some sightseeing around the local area.  I headed back to Hooge for some lunch and a visit to the local WWI museum beside my hotel.  The … Continue reading

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Day 5 – Part 1: “Our Darkest Hour”

“Our Darkest Hour” – The Centennial Commemorations of the Battle of Passchendaele, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium   For the past 4 years the world has been commemorating the events of World War I (WWI) and New Zealand has been no … Continue reading

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SIDE NOTE: The trenches from hell

As I had mentioned in a previous post: My hotel Hotel Ieper Kasteelhof’t Hooghe was located in Hooge about 4 km outside Ypres and I was to discover that the hotel was actually on the site of the old stable … Continue reading

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