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    Just returned from a trip to Belgium. Visited my two Great Grandfathers who died in WW1 and toured some of the Ypres Salient.

    You can see photos on the wartime website, link below.

    http://liverpoolremembrance.weebly.c...giumypres.html

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    Very sad and moving at times.

    We will never forget.

    Spike.
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    Spike,
    just been through it, very detailed and brilliant pics.
    Just want to say you are doing a brilliant job with the website

    Mart
    Started the Old Swan Website:

    http://oldswan.piczo.com/?cr=5

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    Some of the stuff that also happened on June 24th 1917...

    Western Front

    French recover more ground near Vauxaillon.

    British advance on 1.5 mile front near Lens.

    Naval and Overseas Operations

    Mutiny of Russian Black Sea Fleet at Sevastopol.

    Political, etc.

    New Austrian Ministry, Dr. v. Seidler Premier.

    British and German delegates on Prisoners of War question meet at The Hague.

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    Interesting...

    I have been researching the Anzio Landing Battle where my father fought... it apparently was also like the WWI trench warfare. From a book intro -

    In January 1944, the Allies decided to land at Anzio in order to overcome the stalemate at Cassino.This amphibious landing has become one of the most controversial campaigns of World War II. Questionable decisions by the Allied leadership led to three months of World War I-style trench warfare, and the entire beachhead suffered from continuous German observation and bombardment.

    My father never talked about it, and as I read more, I can see why... After 3 weeks at Anzio his division was given leave with 25% losses....

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    I have visited Ypres , the Menin Gate ceremony every night is one of the most moving services I have ever attended, surrounded by thousands of names without a known grave.

    Lest we forget

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