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Carnage at Dieppe

Dieppe, France, is a peaceful,picturesque seaside town and a favourite weekend holiday location for the French. Hotels line the wide promenade along the seafront and its small harbour is surrounded by dozens of restaurants serving up a wide variety of local seafood specialties.
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Bloody Passchendaele

In November 1918 it seemed impossible to ever imagine the cratered countryside surrounding the once peaceful village of Passchendaele could ever return to its pre-war peacefulness. Standing in the main square of Passchendaele today it is difficult to imagine these quiet streets
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First and Last Casualties

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the start of The Great War. After years of tensions between the European nations it seemed inevitable that a war in Europe could not be avoided. After a series of events that unfolded in the Balkans in the summer of 1914, diplomacy failed
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Honouring the Fallen

Honouring the Fallen

North Bay soldier’s name adorns Menin gate in Belgium At 8 p.m. every evening throughout the year, four buglers from the local fire brigade march into the centre of the roadway under the Menin gate in the town of Ypres, Belgium.
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Remembering Vimy

More than 20 years ago, I made my first visit to the Canadian National Vimy Memorial. Since then I have returned nearly every year, leading groups of adults and students hoping to give them the same sense of honour and
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