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Good places in Wervicq/Wervicq-Sud/Commines etc...


Sniper Snoop

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Hi all.

I want to do a bike trip in the next places

- Wervik

- Wervicq-Sud

- Komen

- Commines

- Menen

- Wevelgem

- Halluin

- Neuville-en-Ferrain

- Ronq

- Quesnoy-sur-Deûle

- Wambrechies

- Bondues

Do you know nice pplaces to visit here about WW1? Like the German Cemeteries? If you have something more nearby those places, just give it to me.

Thank you!

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None of those give me some places at those village's, but thank you!

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If youhave some interest in former German sites, you should pay a visit to Menen where there is "Menen Wald" Cemetary (about 48.000 fallen troops in row graves). From there you can continue towards Kortrijk. In Marke you can visit the former German airfields where the "Jastas" from the Red Baron Richthofen were located. There are no buildings left but "Bethune Castle" where Richthoven had his quarter and where the "Offizierskasino" was. The northern airfield (formerly "Marckebeeke") is still open (arable land) while the southern strip (south of the railway line = "Marcke") is built up.

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Yes, I have pionier route already in my mind! I can use some places out of that. And about Courtrai, i think this is not a good idea for this trip, but for another trip. Battle of the Leie trip later in the future. I will do this with Waregem, Bissegem and much more. But thanks!

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  • 2 weeks later...

Wambrechies and Quesnoy have German cemeteries. Quesnoy Communal has some British 1914 casualties. Wervik Sud has a German cemetery which included headstones of some army musicians. The chateau in Weviik Sud was the military hospital in which the gassed and blinded Hitler learned of the war's end, the park of the chateau has the memorial to the German soldiers formerly interred there.

I have cycled this area many times. My advice would be to use the tow-path of the Deule which links most of these sites.

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  • 7 years later...
18 minutes ago, Nicolas said:

German Cemeteries in Menen, Halluin, Bousbecque, Wervicq-Sud, Wambrechies.

British bunker in Zandvoorde.

 

There's very little use in reviving threads which are dead for 7 years...

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@Sniper Snoop hasn’t visited since 2015, but another member might find this post of interest. 

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