Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Buttes (CWGC) cemetery, July 2009, part one

This will be a three post series, a clip today, photos in part two and then another clip to finish.

Buttes Cemetery (full name Buttes New British Cemetery) is a CWGC cemetery with burials of soldiers from The Great War (WW1).
It is called Buttes because before the war this area was owned by the Belgian army and at one end of the cemetery is a large earth mound or "Butte" which was part of the rifle range that used to be here. This area saw fighting throughout the great war but is most remembered for Battle of Polygon wood, which was part of Battle of Passchendaele.

This clip is from the top or the Butte and includes the Australian 5th division memorial.

Buttes from the Butte


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