Sacks containing the 'sacred soil', courtesy of Tijl Capoen/Stad Ieper

'Sacred soil' from Belgium arrives in London for Centenary memorial garden

Posted on on 29 November 2013
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BBC News reports on the arrival of soil from First World War Belgian battlefields which will be used for a Centenary memorial garden at Wellington Barracks, London.

The soil - which was presented in an Armistice Day ceremony overseen by Prince Philip - was transported up the River Thames by the Belgian Navy frigate Louisa Marie.

To read the full article, visit the BBC News website here.

Date of article publication: 29/11/2013

Posted by: Daniel Barry, Centenary News