LA PLAINE AU BOIS MEMORIAL SITE (WORMHOUDT MASSACRE)
GPS Coordinates: 50°52'47.8"N 2°26'37.6"E
The Plaine au Bois Memorial site (Wormhoudt Massacre) is locate between the villages of Esquelbecq and Wormhout. Leave the village of Esquelbecq and follow the signs for Wormhout on the D. 17. Just as you leave Esquelbecq turn right onto the Rue des Dunkirks Vétérans, and follow the signs.
The Wormhoudt massacre (or Wormhout massacre) was the mass murder of British and French POWs by Waffen-SS soldiers from the 1st SS Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler during the Battle of France in May 1940.
30 victims are commemorated at Esquelbecq Military Cemetery
All pictures © Jean-Claude Graux