First World War Memorials in France and Belgium

2014 sees the centenary of the start of the First World War; a prompt that last year, had me search out potential relatives who fought and died in that conflict. In a recent article, I illustrated with black and white photography, how that quest took my family and I on a fantastic journey through Belgium and France and the sights that we saw.

For those with  a preference for color photography, here are a number of those and other pictures from that vacation.

The Yorkshire Trench, North of Ypres, Belgium

The Yorkshire Trench

The Preserved First World War Yorkshire Trench, North of Ypres, Belgium

Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium

First World War Cemetery - Tyne Cot, Belgium

Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium

First World War Cemetery - Tyne Cot, Belgium

Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium

First World War Cemetery - Tyne Cot, Belgium

Panel 6: Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium

First World War Cemetery - Tyne Cot, Belgium

Panel 6: Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium

Ypres (Ieper), Belgium

Belfry, In Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres, Belgium

In Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres, Belgium

In Flanders Fields Museum, Ieper, Belgium

In Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres, Belgium

The Belfry, In Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres, Belgium

In Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres, Belgium

View From The Belfry, In Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres, Belgium

In Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres, Belgium

First World War Machine Gun and Mortar, Exhibit, In Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres, Belgium

In Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres, Belgium

Exhibit, In Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres, Belgium

In Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres, Belgium

Menenpoort, Ieper

Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium

Menenpoort, Ieper

Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium

Menenpoort, Ieper

Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium

Menenpoort, Ieper

Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium

Menenpoort, Ieper

Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium

Menenpoort, Ieper

Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium

Panel 20, Menenpoort, Ieper

Panel 20, Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium

Hill 62, Sanctuary Wood, Belgium

Hill 62, Belgium

First World War Trench at Hill 62, Sanctuary Wood, Belgium

Remember Belgium, First World War Enlistment Propaganda, Exhibit at Hill 62, Sanctuary Wood, Belgium

Remember Belgium, First World War Enlistment Propaganda, Exhibit at Hill 62, Sanctuary Wood, Belgium

Hill 60, Belgium

Hill 60 First World War Monument to Queen Victoria's Rifles

First World War Monument to Queen Victoria’s Rifles, Hill 60, Belgium

Spanbroekmolenkrater / Spanbroekmolen Mine Crater

Spanbroekmolen Mine Crater, First World War

Spanbroekmolenkrater, First World War Mine Crater

Canadian National Vimy Memorial, France

First World War Memorial, Vimy Ridge, France

Canadian National Vimy Memorial, France

First World War Memorial, Vimy Ridge, France

Canadian National Vimy Memorial, France

First World War Memorial, Vimy Ridge, France

Canadian National Vimy Memorial, France

First World War Memorial, Vimy Ridge, France

Canadian National Vimy Memorial, France

First World War Memorial, Vimy Ridge, France

Canadian National Vimy Memorial, France

First World War Memorial, Vimy Ridge, France

Canadian National Vimy Memorial, France

First World War Memorial, Vimy Ridge, France

Canadian National Vimy Memorial, France

Hawthorn Ridge, Somme, France

First World War Memorial to the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, Sunken Lane, Hawthorn Ridge, France

First World War Memorial to the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, Sunken Lane, Hawthorn Ridge, France

Newfoundland Memorial Park, Beaumont Hamel, France

Newfoundland Memorial Park, Somme, France

Caribou Newfoundland Regiment Memorial, Beaumont Hamel

Newfoundland Memorial Park, Somme, France

Caribou Newfoundland Regiment Memorial, Beaumont Hamel

Newfoundland Memorial Park, Somme, France

Caribou Newfoundland Regiment Memorial, Beaumont Hamel

Newfoundland Memorial Park, Somme, France

The Danger Tree, Newfoundland Memorial Park, Beaumont Hamel

Newfoundland Memorial Park, Somme, France

Y Ravine Cemetery, Newfoundland Memorial Park, Beaumont Hamel

Newfoundland Memorial Park, Somme, France

Y Ravine Cemetery, Newfoundland Memorial Park, Beaumont Hamel

Newfoundland Memorial Park, Somme, France

51st Highland Division Celtic Cross Memorial, Newfoundland Memorial Park, Beaumont Hamel

Newfoundland Memorial Park, Somme, France

51st Highland Division Memorial, Newfoundland Memorial Park, Beaumont Hamel

Newfoundland Memorial Park, Somme, France

51st Highland Division Memorial, Newfoundland Memorial Park, Beaumont Hamel

Newfoundland Memorial Park, Somme, France

Hunter’s Cemetery, Newfoundland Memorial Park, Beaumont Hamel

 29th British Division Memorial, Newfoundland Memorial Park, Beaumont Hamel

29th British Division Memorial, Newfoundland Memorial Park, Beaumont Hamel

Thiepval Memorial

First World War Thiepval Memorial

Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Pier and Face 7B, Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 7B

Lochnagar Mine Crater & Memorial

Lochnagar Mine Crater,  La Boisselle, France

Lochnagar Mine Crater, La Boisselle, France

Lochnagar Mine Crater - First World War Memorial

Lochnagar Mine Memorial, La Boisselle

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