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Hill 60
Hill 60 was a World War I battlefield in the Ypres Salent battlegrounds of Flanders named for its height at 60 meters (197 feet) above sea level. It was the site of intense fighting between British and German troops in April and May 1915. The British attack on April 17, 1915, began with the explosion of three mines which blew the top off the hill. Hundreds of soldiers died, and because of the continued fighting in this area, it was not possible to identify or even recover many of the bodies. Tunneling and mining operations were carried out here throughout the war by French, British, Australian and German troops. If tunnels caved in, soldiers who died underground were often left behind because of the difficulty of retrieving them. The remains of many soldiers from both sides of the war are still at this site. 

At Hill 60 is a memorial to the 1st Australian Tunneling Company. Its plaque has bullet holes from World War II when this area was briefly fought over again. Near this memorial is the 14th Light Division Memorial. The site also holds the remains of several concrete bunkers which were used by both sides. Several other memorials and monuments are located at Hill 60 to honor soldiers who fought here during World War I.

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Hill 60 is located on Zwarteleenstraat in Zillebeke, Belgium, three miles southeast of Ypres. It is open daily and admission is free. 
Address: Zwarteleenstraat, Zillebeke, Belgium
Hours: Open daily.
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From Arras, The Christmas Truce to Passchendaele Ypres 1 day WW1 private tour

From Arras, The Christmas Truce to Passchendaele Ypres 1 day WW1 private tour

This tour is for guests that want to start their battlefield tour of Ypres from towns and cities further afield, for example Bruges & Zeebruges , Ghent, Kortijk, in Belgium & Dunkirk, Lille, Arras in France A unique 1 to 1 private tour, With all the stops added together we cover 53 miles / 90 KM's of battlefield sites and memorials This tour covers the Ypres Salient from Messines to Passchendaele spanning 1914 to 1918, we follow the Australian/Canadian/New Zealand/ South African/ British soldiers as they attacked towards Passchendaele in 1917, if you have ancestors that fell in the battle I will tailor the tour where possible to include them Minimum x2 guests Max x5 ( This is a bespoke tour )
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  • 9 hours
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From Ypres, The Christmas Truce to Passchendaele Ypres Based WW1 private tour

From Ypres, The Christmas Truce to Passchendaele Ypres Based WW1 private tour

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This tour covers the Ypres Salient from Messines to Passchendaele spanning 1914 to 1918, we follow the Australian/Canadian/New Zealand/ South African/ British soldiers as they attacked towards Passchendaele in 1917, if you have ancestors that fell in the battle I will tailor the tour where possible to include them Minimum x2 guests Max x5 Not a private tour but small group size max 5
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  • 9 hours
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  • Taking safety measures
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Hill 60 hours of operation: Open daily.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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