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Compiegne?

Reckon your spot on there,Nige.

If you zoom in,you see all the landmarks for the armistice site I did that thread on.

You see Pierrefond chateau? It's where they filmed the Merlin series on the beeb.

Dave.

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post #71 is Tyne Cot

Michelle

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post #69 &

post #71 is Tyne Cot

Michelle

Indeed it is (part of the memorial wall).

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(A well known site - but very little visited by mere mortals!)

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission Marlow Rd Maidenhead

I should have gone in tighter! (wonder why I thought of this site?)

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Errm, I'm not sure how to without giving the game away!

It's in Belgium.

And here is the CWGC blurb edited in the right places.

This Mystery Cemetery took its name from a Mystery Location which stood on the opposite side of the road and is an example of a regimental cemetery, many of which were made in 1914 and 1915. The cemetery was begun in July 1915 by the 9th Essex and 7th Suffolk Regiments (Rows A to C), carried on by the 9th Loyal North Lancashire Regiment and the 11th Lancashire Fusiliers (Rows D to J), and the 9th (Scottish) Division (Rows J to Q). Apart from a small number of later burials, the cemetery was completed by service battalions of the Royal West Kent and Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiments in May and June 1916. It was in German hands from 10 April to 29 September 1918. There are now 175 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and four German war graves in the cemetery. The cemetery was designed by G H Goldsmith.

Cheers,

Nigel

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I'd agree with that, and a rugby player is buried opposite.

Michelle

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“Shall Life renew these bodies? Of a truth

All death will he annul, all tears assuage?

Or fill these void veins full again with youth

And wash with an immortal water age?”

Sambre-Oise canal?

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