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Essex Farm Cemetery

east side of the N369 Ieper - Boezinge Rd, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Emotional sombre beautiful and poignant - we are here in freedom because of these brave souls - so much to thank them for and words are not enough!

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Vancouver
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226 reviews 226 reviews
139 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We went to this site because of its association with John MCCrae, the WWI Canadian doctor, who wrote the poem, "In Flanders Fields". As a memorial, there is a big rock nearby the bunker where he worked on which this poem is engraved on a bronze plaque. This bunker, however, is the main reason tourists come here because they can... More

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This is where the famous poem 'in flanders fields' was said to have been written by John Mcrae. There is also an advanced dressing station where he worked as a surgeon, you can go in and see how dire it was.

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Birmingham UK
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53 reviews 53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

lovely to wander around - also this is where 15 year old lad is buried and has lots of attention, for obvious reasons...

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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Neat graveyard not much to say about it. I did not dislike it we had only just arrived and pretty rushed so did not really form an opinion. If we would have stayed longer I would have more to say.

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Bishopton, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This was a First World war dressing station where ohn McCrae penned "In Flanders Fields", it is also the final resting place of Valentine Joe Strudwick, the youngest known soldiers to die in The Great War aged 15, only a boy who lied about his age to fight and die for his Country. There is also a grave here for... More

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Launceston, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Now peaceful site invites you to imagine what it must have been like during WW1. Guide is essential to fully explain the medical system, evacuation & transport systems that functioned here almost 100 years ago.

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Lanark
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Difficult to review a cemetery but it was beautifully maintained and there were several information boards.

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Tarporley, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Immaculately kept as you would expect of the cwgc. One of the busier sites on the Salient circuit. Popular with coach trips and school parties (expect the usual problem of teenagers blocking the thoroughfare whilst pretending to listen to teacher delivering an inaccurate history lesson "in the field"). No toilets.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The John McCrae Memorial, the Dressing Station and the Essex Farm Cemetery are so well maintained, it was humbling to visit them. It was so good to read the story of John MCrae but so sad to see the graves of so many young, brave men who gave there lives for us.

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