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Commonwealth War Graves Commission Experience Arras

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Experience in Arras is where a group of extraordinary men and women work to honour and maintain the cemeteries …

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The Douglas Bader Trail, Saint Omer, Hauts de France

Saint Omer in Nord, Hauts de France is a quintessentially French market town. It has a long and illustrious history. Thomas a Becket AKA Saint …

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The Blockhaus Eperlecques, Nord, Hauts de France

Several years ago, on my way south from Dunkirk in northern France, I stopped off at Eperlecques, a small town you access off the main …

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Cambrai Tank 1917 Museum Cambrai France

From Lille to Cambrai is just a short trip. Go in time for lunch at Cambrai’s Brasserie Beatus in the Avenue de Paris and you’re …

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Dunkirk the film and the town

It’s one of the blockbuster films of 2017 – Dunkirk (Dunkerque in French), Christopher Nolan’s film about Operation Dynamo, the historic event which saw the …

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New Tank Museum to open in Cambrai northern France

Cambrai Tank 1917 Museum welcomes “Deborah”. In June 2017, the famous World War One tank known as ‘Deborah’ will begin her final journey to a …

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Visiting the Battlefields of the Somme France

A flock of red-legged partridge has just crash-landed in a flurry of feathers into long grass at the edge of a field, and overhead the …

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Aire-sur-la-Lys Relaxing French Holiday Destination

Glass of bubbly in hand, I find myself relaxing by the waterside, soaking up the sun next to the hubby, while our two children play …

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Mademoiselle From Armentieres Café Opens in Armentieres

History buffs will adore this little café dedicated to the “Mademoiselle From Armentières” song in the town of Armentieres, Nord in northern France. Open the …

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La Coupole Bunker Saint Omer

There are three key sites dedicated to what are called Vengeance weapons (V1, V2 and V3) in and around Saint Omer in northern France: the …

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