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Visiting key sites of the Great War in France by coach

I have always had a great interest in the events of the First World War. As a child, I grew up with the culture of …

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Ypres and the Menin Gate Memorial

Standing under the great arch that is the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium, I am surrounded by hundreds of people and yet it is silent. …

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Anzac Day at Villers-Bretonneux in France

On 25th April each year L’ANZAC Day memorial meetings takes place at Villers-Bretonneux in Picardy, northern France. New Zealand expat in France, Donna Kerridge reports …

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France Twenty Fourteen| Remembering the Great War

The north east corner of France, Nord-Pas de Calais, and the rest of France will, in August 2014, be commemorating a century since the start …

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D-Day Anniversary football match – the Liberty Tournament

For the past several years in August, a soccer club located in Lower Normandy: the “Reveil Saint Germain de Courseulles” has hosted a soccer tournament …

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70th Anniversary of D-Day Normandy

To commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings and the ensuing 100 days of the Battle of Normandy, the region of Normandy will be …

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The Deborah Tank at Flesquières, France

  I was fortunate to be invited to meet a French man with a passion for the history of World War I, a man who …

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World War 2 Sites Dunkirk

We look at some of the most visited Word War II memorial sites in Dunkirk. The town of Dunkerque on the northern tip of France …

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Wilfred Owen remembered at a Forester’s House in France

From 1914-1918, hundreds of thousands of soldiers got their last glimpse of Britain from Kent’s Channel ports as they were packed onto troop ships to …

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Seclin Fort | World War 1 Museum

  Hidden off the beaten track in the rural countryside of Nord, northern France is the site of the Seclin Fort, the last intact survivor …

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