Remembrance Trees, Ypres

From the look of them these were planted to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the Great War. They mark the position of the front line.

Remembrance Tree, Menin Road, Ypres

The map shows the British Front Line in blue and the German in red. The numbers refer to the locations on the map. This is on the German side:-

Remembrance Tree Map

The lines were unbelievably close at this point – the width of the Menin Road. You can see another remembrance tree marking the British Line just the other side of the road, above the middle of the road’s white centre line:-

Remembrance tree

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