Footsteps of the fallen

Bunkers and bards - Boesinghe to Ypres

November 12, 2023 Season 6 Episode 11
Bunkers and bards - Boesinghe to Ypres
Footsteps of the fallen
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Footsteps of the fallen
Bunkers and bards - Boesinghe to Ypres
Nov 12, 2023 Season 6 Episode 11

In today's episode, we travel the Ypres salient from Boesinghe to Ypres and visit some of the many cemeteries and memorials that dot this part of the battlefield.

We begin at the Ziegler Bunker and one of the finest bunkers left on the Western Front before continuing to a roadside memorial bedecked with the tricolor of Ireland, and hear the sad tale of one of Ireland's finest poets.  Our journey continues taking in demarcation stones and memorials before we had back toward Ypres and pay a visit to Talana Farm cemetery.  We stop at Duhallow ADS cemetery and here the story of a tragic incident for men of the Labour Corps and discover the story of Private Seymour who was shot dawn for desertion.
 
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Show Notes

In today's episode, we travel the Ypres salient from Boesinghe to Ypres and visit some of the many cemeteries and memorials that dot this part of the battlefield.

We begin at the Ziegler Bunker and one of the finest bunkers left on the Western Front before continuing to a roadside memorial bedecked with the tricolor of Ireland, and hear the sad tale of one of Ireland's finest poets.  Our journey continues taking in demarcation stones and memorials before we had back toward Ypres and pay a visit to Talana Farm cemetery.  We stop at Duhallow ADS cemetery and here the story of a tragic incident for men of the Labour Corps and discover the story of Private Seymour who was shot dawn for desertion.
 
Support the podcast:
https://www.buymeacoffee.com/footstepsblog
https://www.patreon.com/footstepsofthefalle