On the 23rd of September 1914, the BEF went into action, fighting the Germans around the Belgian city of Mons. The small but highly trained BEF was outnumbered three to one by the Germans and found themselves isolated by a natural salient formed in the Mons Canal at the village of Nimy.
It was here that the first two VCs of the war were won, whereas just upstream, two further VCs were won in the Allies' desperate attempts to hold the bridges and prevent the Germans from crossing.
We hear about the first shot memorial, visit the beautiful St Symphorien Cemetery, and conclude just 100 metres from where we started, at the memorial commemorating the location of the Canadians as the Armistice was sounded.
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