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The Mines of Messines 7 June 1917


What is shown below is an online map detailing the exact location of all of the Messines mines. Some of these are well known and easy to locate. Others are either slightly hidden, or somewhat tricky to locate 'on the ground' (a small number of those that were 'blown' either left no mark on the surface or have been filled in). Some of the mines were…

Divisional Memorials on the Western Front


It all started with a conversation. Clive Harris, on one of the excellent battlefield tours run by Battle Honours was talking about Divisional Memorials, and speculated that the construction of these may have been funded by the sales of divisional histories, of which many were published in the 1920s. I thought this was an interesting point as I had…