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Address: east side of the N369 Ieper - Boezinge Rd, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Another Cemetery - With Beautiful Surroundings and Guard Cat!

This is yet another cemetery in Leper which is well maintained and certainly provides the silence for contemplating what the war must have been like on the flat plains without the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

This is yet another cemetery in Leper which is well maintained and certainly provides the silence for contemplating what the war must have been like on the flat plains without the opportunity of camourflage. A cat seemed to be minding the cemetery and was very friendly walking up to us upon arrival.

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This is the dressing sttion were John McCrae poet wh o penned the lines in "In Flanders fields where poppies blow..." Beautiful spot for a 30 min rememberance and see the cramped and airless dressing station. Suggest stop en route to Tyne Cott.

Amsterdam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

It is one of so many cemeteries in Ieper and also the good one. The two monuments are guarded by a cat. He greeted us friendly and walked behind us from one monument to the other. He sat back to the monument when we left the area

York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We had a tour guide to visit here and she was quite good. You weren't allowed to take photographs here.

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Again another well kept cemetery and we found who we were looking for. Close by. The poem by John Mcrea surrounded by poppies.

Somerset, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

It's worth calling into see the old concrete bunkers next to the Ypres Canal which were used as a medical clearing station during the Ypres salient - a place with a pretty grim past ! The MO wrote the immortal 'In Flanders Field' poem whilst working at the clearing station. The cemetery itself is interesting to walk around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This was one of the attractions we visited on out WW1 tour and it was an educational and moving experience. A definite must-see for all. It is not as large as Tyne cot however it is the home of the youngest English soldier to be killed and buried in battle, you can lay a wreath if you wish. Nearby scenery... More 

Essington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Essex Farm is along side the river and adjacent to the field station operated by John McCrae there were a few poppies still when we visited.

Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Smaller cemetery and field hospital by a busy road where "In Flander's Field" was written. Interesting story and always sad places.

Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We stopped off here on our way to Tyne Cot, having seen the poem in the Flanders Field Museum. It was extremely moving, particularly the grave of the 15 year old boy who was killed. Poppies still grow on the bank behind the Cemetery.

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Address: east side of the N369 Ieper - Boezinge Rd, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Ieper (Ypres)

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