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The Battle of Fromelles remembered

Five more names were added to the serried ranks of stark white headstones at the Pheasant Wood military cemetery in 2013. Each grave is planted with a …

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Operation Dynamo Museum Dunkirk

Operation Dynamo was the code name given to the evacuation of the allied Armed Armies from the beaches in and around Dunkirk to the safety …

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The Hundred Years War in France

  I took a visit to the northern French towns of Crecy and Agincourt, site of infamous Medieval Battles between the French and the English …

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The Battle of Crecy and the Hundred Years War

Taking a tour of the battlefield of Crecy with tour guide and historian Gary Ashley – a story of omens, a blind King, a boy …

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Battle of Agincourt and the Hundred Years War

A tour of the legendary battlefield site of Agincourt with historian and tour guide Gary Ashley had started with a brief overview of the Hundred …

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Captain Matthew Latham – the real Sharpe

In the little town of Blingel in northern France, a pretty, sleepy place where the chirping of birds and the occasional tractor are the most …

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Western Front Memorials: Menin Gate Ceremony

  At 20.00 every night, the local police of Ypres, Belgium (not far from the French border), stop traffic from passing over the cobbled streets …

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Wellington Quarry Carriere Wellington

Wellington Quarry, Arras

One of the must see sites for visitors to the historic town of Arras in the north of France is the Wellington Quarry – Carrière …

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