Tyne Cotis the largest war cemetery in the Ypres salient. Also the largest Commonwealth war cemetery anywhere in the world. Its name (though this is disputed) originates in a soldierly joke about a captured German blockhouse looking exactly like a cottage on the river Tyne- back home in Blighty. Just down the road is the village of Passchendaele- now called Passendale- which was stomped into rubble in 1917.
It is remarkable how the land has healed. The battlefields are farming land again. The villages- rebuilt so you could drive through and never guess what happened here- are just villages. This is a very sleepy place.