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During the First World War Canadian forces played a big part in fighting for our freedom...

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Created on 25th May 2011 12:26pm by Jamie Stuart | 0 Comments
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Canadian and British forces recaptured Vimy Ridge, a significant vantage point in 4 days after it had been under German control for almost 3 years...

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Created on 28th March 2011 12:04pm by Sara Dryden | 0 Comments
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On the 11th of November at 11 o'clock the country stops silent for two minutes in honour of the men and women who sacrificed themselves in the World Wars.

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Created on 9th November 2010 16:20pm by Jamie Stuart | 0 Comments
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On the 19th of October it will be the anniversary of the First Battle of Ypres, also known as the First Battle of Flanders. The battle was undertaken in 1914 to secure the town of Ypres, in the west of Belgium in, thought between the Allied and German armies. 

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Created on 4th October 2010 13:59pm by Kris Kurzydlo | 0 Comments
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The upcoming period of the 25th September to the 14th October represents the 95th anniversary of WW1's Battle of Loos. It was the first time the British army had deployed poison gas, and the first time that the “Kitcheners Army” had been used in such an enormous scale. 

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Created on 10th September 2010 13:22pm by Jamie Stuart | 0 Comments
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David Brookman's 'Back Roads Moment' - Recently David Brookman was asked to act as relief driver for one day around the Battlefields of Ypres.

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Created on 9th July 2010 15:16pm by Jamie Stuart | 0 Comments
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94 Years ago on the edge of the small French village of Givenchy lès la Bassée in French Flanders William Hackett earned his Victoria Cross. On 19th of June 2010 one chapter of his and his colleagues story has been closed when Tunnellers Memorial Ceremony took place last Saturday.

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Created on 23rd June 2010 16:13pm by Kris Kurzydlo | 0 Comments
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2010 sees Back Roads Touring Company continue on its quest to offer the most detailed, evocative and memorable tours of 20th century battlefield sites amongst its comprehensive collection of small group tours...

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Created on 19th April 2010 at 04:06pm by Sara Dryden | 0 Comments
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