Category Archives: Briefing Room

Briefing Room No. 8

In Briefing Room No. 8, we again join Stuart Curry as he travels through the Messines Ridge area, south of the Ypres salient. Previously Briefing Room No. 3 focussed on the Battle of Menin Road on 20-21 September 1917, Briefing … Continue reading

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Briefing Room No.3

While visiting the Western Front in the Spring of 2008 FFFAIF member Stuart Curry met Johan Vandewalle. Here is the first part of Stuart’s story about his time spent on the Battlefields with Johan. Johan Vandewalle owns a small café called … Continue reading

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*Briefing Room No.2

The Wellington Quarry, Battle of Arras Memorial Photo: The entrance to The Wellington Quarry, Arras. May 2008. [Chris Munro] The Battle of Arras  was fought from 9 April to 16 May 1917, in Pas-de-Calais, France. In preparation for the battle … Continue reading

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*Briefing Room Intro

Briefing Room will be a regular posting by FFFAIF members who wish to share their information and experiences related to the Great War. The postings will contain reports and photos contributed by members. If you are a FFFAIF member and … Continue reading

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*Briefing Room No.1

Contributed by FFFAIF member Stuart Curry: Tyne Cot Railway As you drive out of Tyne Cot Cemetery, turn left and 100 yards down the road you’ll notice on a footpath a small column with an Australian rising sun on it. … Continue reading

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