Road to Passchendaele > Sightseeing

Crypt
At the cemetery Zonnebeke is a crypt. In the crypt are forteen coffins with veterans of Zonnebeke who have fought the Belgian independence. On top of the crypt are 20 white hero gravestones.
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Thames Farm
On the route is a farm of the British name 'Thames Farm'. A forest a little further was named 'Thames Wood '. Beginning in 1917 not far from the farm the Germans started with the construction of the bunker I Flandern I, this bunker was designed as an aid post for the German troops.On October 4, 1917 the bunker was occupied by the Australian 3rd Division and appointed as Regimental Aid Post, in late October this bunker was used by the Canadians.The railway was used to transfer victims to Zonnebeke. At the farm they still found restants from the bunker of Flandern I Stellung.
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Daring Crossing
At the intersection of the line Ypres - Roeselare and the street was the ship Daring Crossing. The 'bunker argument I' ran from Flandern Farm Thames Crossing via Daring further Tyne Cottage. The foundations of 2 bunkers, which were connected by a shallow trench, were uncovered in 2005.
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Tyne Cot Cemetry
500 m of the route is Tyne Cot Cemetery. This is the largest British military cemetery of the Commonwealth War Commission to the European mainland, with 11,956 graves. The back of Tyne Cot is formed by a Missing Memorial, a 152 m long wall with the names of almost 35,000 soldiers from the United Kingdom and New Zealand still missing or not identified in the Ypres Salient in 1917 to 1918. (Although the Germans on October 7, 1914 just to break through at Ypres, the town over the next 4 years still remained in Allied hands. She was in a lead from the front, which was called Ypres Salient).
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Tyne Cot Cemetry just after the First World War

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Tyne Cot Cemetry anno 2010

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Gravestones in Tyne Cot Cemetery in the Cross-or-Sacrifice, built on a German background wall of the monument of the bunker or 'pillbox'. Tyne Cot for the missing.

Cross-of-Sacrifice, built on a German bunker or 'box of pills'.

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'The pitch of the eternal fame their silent tents are spread ...'

Keerselaarshoek
In the summer of 2005 a few hundred meters of Tyne Cot Cemetry a original piece of old railway was uncovered. The railway Ypres – Roeselare made here a deep cut in the hill of West Flanders. Between 1915 and 1917 the Germans build here several shelters in the north talud. The mars of the 3th Australian Division on October 4, 1917 ended here.

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The last pieces of railroad 64 at Keerselaarshoek.

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Fighting and dead soldiers alongside railroad 64 at the Keerselaarshoek.