Inspired by interviews and notes by a member of the 2nd City Battalion of the Manchester Regiment, this site portrays the particular group of volunteer soldiers, from enlistment to their service in the Battle of the Somme. In memory of the contributor of the journal, Private Allan Arthur Bell 8055 and the Pals that served with him. Copyright Bell Family. All rights reserved. Please see acknowledgments and feel free to comment in the Guest Book or individual Posts.
Yorkshire Trench, Boezinge, Ypres
On our recent trip to the Western Front we look at this preserved trench and dugout located in an industrial estate north of Ypres. Certainly worth popping in to see.
Sniper/Sentries loop hole
2nd Dugout entrance
The paths mark the line of the preserved WWI dugout beneath the ground