In this episode, we visit Ypres and look at five locations around the battlefields that keep calling us back trip after trip.
We begin with a reflection on the personal connection one feels with history when visiting the battlefields and consider the impact that the changing seasons have on one's perceptions of the Great War landscape.
Our journey begins at the war memorial of war memorials, The Brooding Soldier at Vancouver Corner, before looking at the chequered past of the huge German cemetery at Langemarck. We visit Bedford House cemetery near Ypres, take a walk through Plugstreet Wood, and finish at the mighty Menin Gate memorial in the heart of Ypres itself.
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