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Essex Farm Cemetery

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Address: east side of the N369 Ieper - Boezinge Rd, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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A good introduction to the history of WW1

Our guide took us to the relevant parts of the cemetery including the bunkers and the John McCrae memorial.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Brian D
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide took us to the relevant parts of the cemetery including the bunkers and the John McCrae memorial.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the stops on our Flanders Battle Field Tour the concrete bunkers behind the cemetery which had a field hospital,and officers command post are built solid for 1915 but mud floors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must see if in the Ypres area ... visit where John McCrae worked and then wrote In Flanders Field ... take time to read the poem and reflect

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very special site among many very special WW1 battlefield sites and a visit is memorable. John McCrae's poem, "In Flanders Fields", is particularly highlighted here as he reputedly wrote it after the death of a soldier friend. There are the remains of a dressing station on the site. A much-visited grave is that of a soldier who... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must visit to see where John McCrae wrote the iconic poem In Flanders Fiedl' . The concrete bunkers where he treated the wounded and dying and the adjacent cemetery are a melancholy experience but a must for the pilgrim to the Western Front.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It doesn't take long to view this place but there is more than the cemetery to see. There are buildings were soldiers were treated and tells the story of the poem In Flanders Fields

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fascinating CWGC location. an under age soldier, a VC winner and McCrea's memorial' Access is disabled friendly, however it is on the 'tick box' for groups visiting Ypres'.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

A moving WWI site, for Canadians or otherwise. The cemetery is next to the dressing station bunkers where Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae wrote "In Flanders Fields," and it is very haunting to walk around here and think of the men being attending, or being buried in this place. Even if you visit a hundred other cemeteries, make sure you stop here... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Incredible - particularly to see where the Canadian Doctor who wrote in Flanders Fields worked to save every dying man.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

It was a lovely cemetery with beautifully looked after and is a great memorial for the soldiers of world war one. I also believe that Joeseph Strudwick was buried here and he is a very popular person to visit as he was only 15 when he died

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