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Old 01-25-11, 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Rowan View Post
Interesting. The one place that I wanted to go back to was Flanders... in fact, the World War One theatre across Northern France and Belgium..
I'm feeling the pull to return to the Western Front. When I was 7, my dad took us to Ypres. I think it was where Canadians first saw action in WWl. My Grandfather was gassed and wounded there in April 1915 in the Second Battle of Ypres.

Right now, my thoughts are about returning in April 2015, The Centennial of the Second Battle of Ypres. I could do the whole Western Front by bicycle in a couple of weeks... Ypres, the Somme, Vimy Ridge, Verdun. I'd need to take some decent clothes because touring battlefields and cemetaries in lycra just isn't on.
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