Walking Ypres: Sanctuary Wood

In this episode we walk from the Menin Road, along Maple Avenue to Sanctuary Wood British Cemetery, visiting the grave of Gilbert Talbot and a private memorial to an officer killed nearby. We also see the Trench Museum at Sanctuary Wood, and finish on the high ground of Hill 62.

Podcast Extras: WW1 Photos

Podcast Extras: The Battlefields Today

10 Comments on “Walking Ypres: Sanctuary Wood

  1. I remember visiting this area and the museum on my first trip to Ypres – the image of the horse in the tree lingers in the memory. The cemetery contains the grave of a friend of my Grandfather – this being SSM Barnett 19th Hussars. His name is also inscribed on Bay 5 of the Menin Gate as his body was not exhumed until January 1929. Another splendid little ramble full of interest. Thanks Paul

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  2. Another great walk……not been to Hill 62 for many years and ought to try and get back…Well done….

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  3. Excellent podcast. Interesting to find out that Hooge was not the first use of the flame thrower. Also good that you mentioned the grisly nature of the photos in Hill 62 Museum. They always seem to be in use when I visit though!

    Stephen

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  4. Thank you Paul. Brings back our very first “All quiet on the Western Front” with you as the guide. Little did I know then what that trip would develop into! Always good to listen to you.

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    • Sounds like my own experience, first trip All quiet on the western front, 2004 with guide Peter Williams. Now into visit 12 ish, saw Peter on a ledger coach in May last year as I was solo walking at Mametz, wanted to climb aboard to shake his hand and say thanks.

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  5. Sounds like my own experience, first trip All quiet on the western front, 2004 with guide Peter Williams. Now into visit 12 ish, saw Peter on a ledger coach in May last year as I was solo walking at Mametz, wanted to climb aboard to shake his hand and say thanks.

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  6. Love the trenches at the museum. My wife was a little upset after viewing the what the butler saw machines. You are right to warn your tour parties! I long to go back after this lockdown.

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