Explorations on the French/Belgian border

First thing today we explored Bollezeele. We spoke to some local people about the old photographs and captured these images. This was a stopping off point for troops en route to the Ypres Salient.

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We headed north to Bergues, an ancient fortified town, which was an allied headquarters. This walled and gated town has small canals lined with warehouses where the produce from a landscape similar to The Netherlands was brought for purchase and distribution.


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We then drove to Veurne (Furnes) which was a major administration and supply depot, near the Channel ports. Returning to Bollezeele one crosses the flax fields of Flanders. This is the staple crop for linen and oil manufacturing.

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