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Flanders: Hill 60

Listed under World War I Battlefields in Belgium.

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Hill 60 was a flat topped hill near the railway line into Ypres to an important position to hold strategically for the armies fighting over the Ypres Salient and it changed hands several times during the years the Great War raged here.  Tunnelling and mining under the hill, and frequent shelling means that the remains of many soldiers were never removed from the hill, 

By the car park is a stand with photos and background information on some of the major battles that took place here. 

 

Written by  Toby Bright.

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i'm keen to talk to anyone with info on hill 60 as my grandfather fought there in 1915 and was also wounded there before being hospital shipped back to southampton naval hospital recovering for 18 months from his injuries befor being sent back home to his family in london . cheers trevor,

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