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By Jerry Murland

Zillebeke’s small churchyard army cemetery offers the muse for this captivating piece of army and social heritage. the writer has researched into the exploits and backgrounds of 27 fallen infantrymen, the bulk being officials of the Guards and Cavalry, in addition to ‘other ranks’ and 6 Canadians.

The consequence is an interesting and relocating booklet that emphasizes the indiscriminate nature of conflict. Privilege and wealth have been no safety opposed to bullets and shells and all males despite historical past took their percentages, status shoulder to shoulder. the first conflict of Ypres in overdue 1914 used to be in lots of methods the final stand of ‘Britain’s Contemptible Little military’ (as the Kaiser referred to as it) and the Ypres Salient used to be to stay the point of interest of loads struggling with over the subsequent 4 years.

Thanks to distinctive examine and help from the households involved, the writer has unearthed letters, memorabilia and photographs.

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