Tag Archives: WWI

Day 7 – The Run for Home & Final Reflections.

It has been awhile since I last updated my blog but I wanted to get the trip to Belgium and Passchendaele concluded as I have a new trip to share with you from the summer of 2018 so here goes. … Continue reading

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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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Day 4 – Part 2: Ypres & The Menin Gate

Having returned from Messines Ridge where I spent the morning, I decided to spend the rest of the day having a look around Ypres (Ieper) before the ceremony in the evening at the Menin Gate. Now Ypres was the arrival … Continue reading

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Road trip into WWI history

8th – 14th October 2017 The past 4 years the world has been commemorating the events of World War I (WWI) and New Zealand has been no exception. The kiwi commemorations began on the 25th of April 2014 at dawn … Continue reading

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