No visit to the former Western Front would be complete without the inclusion of a war cemetery. Sadly there are plenty to choose from - my Michelin map is fairly black with them. We settled on the Commonwealth cemetery at Tyne Cot. With 12,000 - I'll repeat that - twelve thousand individual graves and a memorial wall bearing a further 34,000 names it is the largest Commonwealth cemetery in Belgium.
I'd hardly call the visit uplifting but then that's hardly the point. At least I got to go home afterwards.
The sheer scale of the place is well, overwhelming. There follows few but words but hopefully the photos speak volumes.