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Rue de Wormhoudt, Esquelbecq, France
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Reviewed August 30, 2018

Myself and my partner were spending the day in dunkerque and i researched the area and stumbled across this story....from that minute i had to find the barn.we eventually found the track after asking locally (we were on our motorbike) ...we were a bit pushed...More

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Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Well worth going out of your way to visit the site where nearly 100 soldiers were murdered. But amongst all the death some great heroism.

1  Thank Martin B
Reviewed July 31, 2018

The Wormhoudt massacre (or Wormhout massacre) was the mass murder of 80 British and French POWs by Waffen-SS soldiers from the 1st SS Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler during the Battle of France in May 1940. The site can easily be found just outside the...More

2  Thank AndyW5961
Reviewed June 3, 2018

I was very lucky to be at the site on Monday May 28th to pay my respects to the gallant men of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. I took 3 friends with me and they were blown away by all the emotion and respect paid by...More

2  Thank IanHemming
Reviewed May 12, 2018

This is a very well looked after memorial site down a small rural road just outside Esquelbecq. It is also a place we will never forget. A

1  Thank Sally T
Reviewed December 24, 2017

If you are driving through or past Dunkirk, and have an interest in military history, this little monument, up a tiny lane is well worth the 15 minute detour. Wonderfully kept and very moving, it tells the story of a terrible warcrime, one that was...More

1  Thank Jem J
Reviewed November 10, 2017 via mobile

We made a stop here on a leger tour. It’s a few minutes walk from the road down a country lane to find the barn. It’s amazingly small, how the 90 men of the Warwickshire men would have felt is not hard to guess. There...More

Thank Andythebaggie
Reviewed September 20, 2017

Made a small diversion on my way back to Calais from the Passchendaele battefield to pay my respects. It was especially appropriate for me as a Brummie like some of the Warwicks murdered here. Also a namesake (Pvt Gould) was unfortunately shot by accident by...More

1  Thank MikeyG48
Reviewed August 30, 2017

We decided to visit the Wormhoudt massacre site when staying in Dunkirk and after having read the reviews on this page. It is every bit as moving as described and the memorials around the site explain what happened at each part and set the scene...More

1  Thank liz1915
Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

We visited the site of the 1940 massacre when 100 british and French soldiers , who had surrendered to the SS , were brutally murdered , a few survived although badly injured, to tell the tail. The visit was very moving especially as it was...More

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Response from IanHemming | Reviewed this property |
The Mound is definitely on the same site. Esquelbecq is a small French town but beautiful. Sign posts will lead you to the Barn, be prepared it's very emotional