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|The Ploegsteert Memorial to the Missing (also known as Hyde Park Corner and referred to colloquially as "Plug Street") is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) memorial for the missing soldiers of World War I who fought in the immediate area of the Ypres Salient on the Western Front.|
The grounds were assigned to the United Kingdom in perpetuity by King Albert I of...
|The Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing is a war memorial in Ypres, Belgium dedicated to the commemoration of British and Commonwealth soldiers who were killed in the Ypres Salient of World War I and whose graves are unknown. The memorial is located at the eastern exit of the town and marks the starting point for one of the main roads out of the town that led Allied soldiers to the front line. D...||08/14/2009||391|
|The Chateau-Thierry American Monument is a World War I memorial, located near Chateau-Thierry, Aisne, France.|
It commands a wide view of the valley of the Marne River. It is about 54 miles east of Paris, four and a half miles southeast of our Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial and 17 miles southwest of our Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial. It commemorates the ach...
|Saint Julien Wood is a section of forested land in Belgium, near Langemark at the north east of the Ypres Salient. During World War I, the location was known as 'Vancouver Corner'. Kitchener's Wood is close by. It is where one of the most infamous battles of World War I occurred from the 22nd to 24th of April, 1915 between the 5th, 8th, 10th and 15th Battalions of the 2nd Brigade of the Canadia...||08/14/2009||345|
|The Passchendaele Memorial is a Canadian war memorial that commemorates the actions of the Canadian Corps in the Second Battle of Passchendaele of world War I. The memorial is located on the former site of Crest Farm, an objective captured by the 4th Canadian Division during the assault of 30 October 1917.|
|The Canadian Hill 62 (Sanctuary Wood) Memorial is a war memorial that commemorates the actions of the Canadian Corps in defending the southern stretches of the Ypres Salient between April and August 1916 including actions in battle at the St. Eloi Craters, Hill 62, Mount Sorrel and Sanctuary Wood. These battles marked the first occasion in which Canadian divisions engaged in planned offensive o...||08/14/2009||348|
|The Island of Ireland Peace Park and its surrounding park (Irish: Páirc Síochána d'Oileán na h'Éireann), also called the Irish Peace Park or Irish Peace Tower in Messines, near Ypres in Flanders, Belgium, is a war memorial to the soldiers of the island of Ireland who died, were wounded or are missing from World War I.|
The tower memorial is close to the site of the June 1917 battl...
|File contains all Commonwealth cemeteries with thousands of graves from The Great War in Belgium. Also many churchyards with graves of fallen soldiers are located. For each placemark there is a link with infos from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.|
Churchyards with a few graves aren't showed in this file but can be seen in the enclosed link.
|Flanders Field American Cemetery and Memorial is a World War I cemetery on the southeast edge of the town of Waregem, Belgium. This is the only American World War I cemetery in Belgium and 411 American servicemen are buried or commemorated there. Many of them fell at Spitaals Bosschen, an action of the Ypres-Lys Campaign by the 91st Infantry Division in the closing days of World War I.|
|October 1918 Hitler came here after an attack by sulfur mustard on the westfront.|
While he was here he heard the news that the German Empire had capitulated he went psychic down and got a hysterical attack so he lost his eyesight.
This incident he wrote in Mein Kampf and this was also the reason for his hate to all and he wanted revenge one day.
|The WW1 Battle of Fromelles in July 1916 has been called "the worst 24 hours in Australia's entire history." 5,533 Australian soldiers were killed, wounded or taken prisoner. British casualties were 1,500 dead or wounded. German casualties were also 1,500 dead and wounded. |
A mass grave believed to contain the bodies of several hundred British and Australian soldiers has now been...
|These abandoned structures in Cliffe Marshes in Kent are part of a WW1 munitions factory.||09/25/2007||890|
|This is not a histoy book, just visual help for planning a trip to the battlefields of Verdun. There are tons of books and millions of internet sites.|
Some localizations of cemeteries are estimated due to the lack of innocence. Please feel free to help when you get knowledge of the exact place.
|A memorial tower to the World War I dead was erected on the Rohrbühl hill in Münchberg, in far northeast Bavaria, in 1935-37. The site is practically unchanged today, except for the removal of the eagle and swastika over the doorway (a memorial sarcophagus on the inside of the tower (not open today) was also removed).|
|This memorial of an unusual design honors World War I soldiers. It is in the shape of an Iron Cross, laid out as a low wall enclosing a grove of 64 oak trees. The cross is located on a hillside to the west of Burgbernheim in northern Bavaria.|
|Near Hermada mountain, in one of the most stricken areas by the massacre of World War I. The Austro-Hungarian military cemetery where 1,934 soldiers are buried.||08/04/2006||405|
|WW1 U-Boat on the mudflats. Left to rot after being stripped at the end of WW1after the German fleet was captured.||08/04/2006||1,484|
|The kiwi was constructed to commemorate the now gone Sling camp’s First World War New Zealand Troop occupation (Feb-March 1919.) This was carried out by the New Zealand Canterbury Battalion Engineers from a design drawn by Percy Blenkarne. The kiwi was looked after by the Kiwi polish Co for a while as an advert, it was covered during WWII particularly important considering its proximity to the ...||07/26/2006||514|
|WW1 Airship Station||01/06/2006||510|
|Second line place in WWI||12/16/2005||541|
|Maubeuge is straight in the North invasion way-in but at the very beginning of WWI, the forts belt was too weak to resist german heavy artillery storm, so did the town felt. Some of these forts were partially modernized before WWII but, again, this was done too little. Facing the panzers rush the town felt after an heroic fight for the second time in 25 years. ||12/05/2005||633|
|As other main Lorraine places during WWI, Toul had rather finished modernization when war started. Most of these forts as still standing even if in bad state.||12/05/2005||629|
|The second "heavy" fortified pole in Lorraine partially modernized just before WWI. Some of these forts are now definitely anchored in memories (Vaux, Douaumont..) due to their heroic resistance accomplishing Verdun strong formula "On ne passe pas !" ("You won't get through")||12/04/2005||4,578|
|Mainly from Germany according to 1919 Scapa Flow scuttling of High Sea Flotte.||10/28/2005||3,243|
|Gallipoli, called Gelibolu in modern Turkish, is a town in northwestern Turkey. The name derives from the Greek Kallipolis, meaning "Beautiful City". It is located on the Gallipoli Peninsula (Gelibolu Yarimadasi), with the Aegean Sea to the west and the Dardanelles straits to the east.|
In Australia, New Zealand and Newfoundland, Gallipoli is the name given to the Allied Campaign on the p...