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Tyne Cot Cemetery
Tyne Cot Cemetery

Tyne Cot Cemetery

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The Tyne Cot Cemetery, located near Zonnebeke, Belgium, is the largest Commonwealth military cemetery in the world. It contains the graves of nearly 12,000 soldiers who died between October 1914 and September 1918 while fighting in World War I. Unfortunately about 70% of the people buried there were never identified. The graves of the unknown soldiers are marked with tombstones that read “Known unto God.” In addition to these unknown soldiers, a list of nearly 35,000 names is on a wall at the back of the cemetery honoring soldiers who have no known grave and died between August 1917 and the end of the war.

Many of the fallen soldiers were buried in nearby battlefields or smaller cemeteries, but after the war ended, the graves were moved to the Tyne Cot Cemetery. A few remaining German blockhouse can still be seen at the cemetery, and they have been incorporated into the memorial as a way to honor the soldiers who died trying to capture them. On one of them, the Cross of Sacrifice, also called the Great Cross, was built at the suggestion of King George V who visited the cemetery in 1922. The cross can be seen through the entrance of the cemetery and is often photographed.

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3 days on Australian WW1 battlefields starting from Ypres or Lille

3 days on Australian WW1 battlefields starting from Ypres or Lille

I am very flexible tours can be amended to go to visit some graves of your relatives. All tours are private. For transport I use a comfortable Mercedes Vito Tourer fully equiped for tours. I spent my life on these battlefields and I am guiding people since 20 years. I can provide a walker or a wheelchair.
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  • 3 days
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Flanders Fields WW I

Flanders Fields WW I

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In the 13C., along with Bruges and Ghent, Ypres was one of the great Cities of Flanders though it later entered a long decline. In the First World War it was the fulcrum of the Ypres Salient, a bitterly fought-over enclave protruding into the German lines, and the town was almost completely destroyed. After the war, it was rebuilt in traditional style. Today, it is a focal point of commemoration of the terrible slaughter that took place between 1914-1918, while the countryside around is a vast necropolis with around 170 military cemetery and many other reminders of war. Beside visiting the town, we will discover: The Menin Gate; Saint George Church; Flander Field Museum; Tyne Cot Cemetery; The Memorial Museum Passchendaele; Mont Kemmel and Bayernwald Trenches; The American W.W.I. Cemetery; Diksmuide. The delightful countryside surrounding the city of Ypres offers many picturesque routes for walking and bicycling, and welcomes visitors to a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere.
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From Arras, The Christmas Truce to Passchendaele Ypres 1 day WW1 private tour

From Arras, The Christmas Truce to Passchendaele Ypres 1 day WW1 private tour

This tour is for guests that want to start their battlefield tour of Ypres from towns and cities further afield, for example Bruges & Zeebruges , Ghent, Kortijk, in Belgium & Dunkirk, Lille, Arras in France A unique 1 to 1 private tour, With all the stops added together we cover 53 miles / 90 KM's of battlefield sites and memorials This tour covers the Ypres Salient from Messines to Passchendaele spanning 1914 to 1918, we follow the Australian/Canadian/New Zealand/ South African/ British soldiers as they attacked towards Passchendaele in 1917, if you have ancestors that fell in the battle I will tailor the tour where possible to include them Minimum x2 guests Max x5 ( This is a bespoke tour )
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From Ypres, The Christmas Truce to Passchendaele Ypres Based WW1 private tour

From Ypres, The Christmas Truce to Passchendaele Ypres Based WW1 private tour

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This tour covers the Ypres Salient from Messines to Passchendaele spanning 1914 to 1918, we follow the Australian/Canadian/New Zealand/ South African/ British soldiers as they attacked towards Passchendaele in 1917, if you have ancestors that fell in the battle I will tailor the tour where possible to include them Minimum x2 guests Max x5 Not a private tour but small group size max 5
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  • 9 hours
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Private Half-day Tour of the Ypres Salient battlefields

Private Half-day Tour of the Ypres Salient battlefields

We are an experienced tour operator who use expert historians and guides to show you around the battlefields of the Ypres Salient. Our half-day Introductory tour is ideal for those with only half-a-day to explore the battlefield and want to see the main sites. As a private tour the pace is set by you and it can be modified to add other locations.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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