In today's podcast, we visit the battlefields of Artois, the scene of so much fighting during the spring and summer of 1915. It's a battlefield region that provides so much for the battlefield tourist in a very small place. But, if you haven't visited the battlefields of Artois and only have one day in which to visit some of the key sites, where should you go and what should you see?
Beginning at the massive French memorial on the Notre Dame de Lorrette ridge, we head from south to north across the billiard table flat fields of Northern France, taking in the Double Crassiers of Loos, Dud Corner, and the Loos Memorial to the Missing, a sunken gem of a battlefield cemetery, the stunning memorials at Le Touret and Neuve Chappelle, before finishing at what is probably my favourite cemetery anywhere on the Western Front, Le Trou Aid Post at Fleurbaix.
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