Tyne Cot Cemetery

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Tyne Cot [1] is the largest Commonwealth cemetery of the English forces in world. The name "Tyne Cot" seems to come from the resemblance between the German pill boxes and a Tynesite workers cottage.


Thursday 4 October 1917 is the crucial day of the Battle of Passendale. The starting-point of the attack was the road Zonnebeke-Langemark. On the evening the 3rd Australian Division lay on the place of the current cemetery.
The battle terrain is intersected by an old railroad Ieper - Roeselare, since 1952 out of order. The province of Flanders wants to create a new walking- and bicycle road between the Memorial Museum Passchendaele and the Tyne Cot Cemetery.


Before making this road an extended archeologic research investigation has been made, resulting

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  1. Google Maps, Location of Tyne Cot. Since November 2009 the images of th terrain are much better!